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Architectural Technology

Get started with architectural technology research



Ancient World Mapping Center  (UNC Chapel Hill)

Brooklyn Revealed interactive, historical Brooklyn map with photographs (New York Historical Society)

Cities and Towns maps of US and international cities (Library of Congress)

New York City Map including public facilities, landmarks, municipal boundaries (

New York Historical Society Map Collection broad geographic and historical scope (New York Historical Society)

NYC Fire Insurance, Topographic and Property Maps (New York Public Library)

NYC Atlases (New York Public Library)

U.S. Historical Topographic Maps (U.S. Geological Survey)


City Tech Library has a collection of maps created by the Sanborn Map Company (2000) useful for research about NYC buildings.

Paper copies of the following are on reserve in the library -- ask at the borrow and return desk:

  • Manhattan : between 34-46th Streets and 1st and 2nd Avenues: maps 24, 26, 35-38
  • Brooklyn: maps 5, 6, 18, 24-25, 28-30, 35

Electronic copies of the following are available in the Multimedia Resource Center:

  • DWG maps: Brooklyn maps 24, 25, 35
  • TIF maps: Brooklyn maps 22, 23, 27, 31