Living City: A City Shaped by Steam

Oct. 9, 2014  :  With The New York Times
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About the Project

View the piece on in an article by Greg Moyer: "Miles of Steam Pipes Snake Beneath New York"

The NewsDox unit of Blue Chalk produced the Living City series in collaboration with The New York Times video department and metro desk. The six-part series looks at a range of major New York city and state infrastructure projects, from subways to waterways, waste management to steam systems.

Begun in the 1880s, New York’s steam system is the largest in the world. No other urban steam system comes close. “Living City: A City Shaped By Steam” looks at the history of the city steam system and explores how a technology that eliminated chimneys from the skyline in the early 20th century is helping reduce carbon emissions and provide a cleaner source of energy for New York in the 21st.

The Living City series is the first major initiative to come from NewsDox, a division of Blue Chalk Media designed to report and produce visual journalism with news organizations and knowledge brands.

  • Greg Moyer, Executive Producer
  • Melanie Burford, Series Producer
  • Gabriela Arp, Associate Producer
  • Luke Versalko, Associate Producer
  • Gayatri Kaul, Associate Producer
  • Bob Sacha, 1st Director of Photography
  • Jamie Francis, 2nd Director of Photography
  • Andrew Hida, Assistant Camera
  • Daniel Quintero, Editor
  • Drew Jordan, Design and Animation
  • Andy Clausen, Composer
  • Digital One, Audio Design
Services Provided
  • Original Cinematography
  • Original Music Composition
  • Original Still Photography
  • Post-Production