List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts

2016 – Housing Prices Ripping San Francisco Apart

This data sculpture depicts a map of housing prices in San Francisco. It’s a map of the city, torn at the seams. The height of each area represents the average price per square foot for recent home sales. Where neighboring areas are close in value they are connected, but if neighboring areas are too far from each other I allow them to split, tearing the city along its most severe economic divides.

Also see our entry 2013 – Doug McCune’s Physical Maps.


  1. Doug McCune (2016) Sculpture of Housing Prices Ripping San Francisco Apart
  2. Abigail Cain (2016) This Sculpture Shows How the Tech Boom Has Upended San Francisco’s Neighborhoods