There are ambitious projects, and then there are ambitions projects. This definitely counts as a standout example, especially for just one man. Brooklyn-based Australian, James Gulliver Hancock, has set out to catalogue all the buildings in the Big Apple, from famous skyscrapers to ubiquitous brownstones, and he’s doing it by drawing each and every building. If that sounds bonkers, crazy, obsessed – you’d be right – but we love the passion and the result.
By most estimates there are between 700,000 and 1 million buildings in the city of New York. Thus far, Hancock has managed to collect mere hundreds on his blog All the Buildings in New York, which he started in 2010. Pretty much any way you calculate it, he’s probably not going to make it to the final building in this lifetime – but hey, with the hope of life-extension around the corner, there’s always a chance.