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PropertyShark photographs the whole of Manhattan real estate

Company captures images of about 40,000 buildings

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Officials at, a site that offers real estate data and detailed property maps, announced today that they have photographed every building in Manhattan – about 40,000 in all. "We've indexed each photo to an actual building," said Matthew Haines, founder, in a statement today. "Each photo has been taken by hand, by our team of extraordinary photographers, with high-quality digital cameras equipped with wide angle lenses to capture entire buildings and portions of neighboring properties. These photographers have quite a few stories to tell about all they've encountered in their mission to complete this project." The company plans to continue the photo project until all of the buildings in New York City are photographed, according to the announcement. Founded in January 2003, provides detailed information about every building and tax lot in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, and also provides some property data for ot...