Razorfish Creates Ground Zero Site

NEW YORK — As part of a pro-bono project, Razorfish has created an online map that focuses on the geography and architecture of the Ground Zero area.

Around Ground Zero ( http://www.aroundgroundzero.net/ ) provides an inventory of damaged buildings, as well as information about accessible streets, boundary zones, suggested walking paths and memorial sites. For visitors to the area, the map also documents the exact location of the construction zone and activities in it; access routes into and out of it; police stations and firehouses; and practical information about subway and bus operations.

The map is meant to address the physical disorientation many visitors feel when visiting lower Manhattan and provide a point of reference to the tragic events of 9/11, said Thomas Muller, vp of experience design at Razorfish. The interactive agency plans to evolve the Web site, hosted free of charge by Logicworks, to reflect the changes in the landscape.

A print version of the map was first created in December 2001 by architect and Princeton University professor Laura Kurgan.