Angel Dust  
by John Zissovici and Yanni A. Loukissas 
Originally commissioned for
"Mean Streets: Violence in the CInematic City",
a symposium at Cornell University, 2009.

Cornell Department of Architecture
  Angel Dust exploits the fragmented world and navigational tools of Google Earth to suggest the impact and experience of Robert Moses' unrealized project for the Mid-Manhattan Expressway. It juxtaposes Moses's optimistic and weightless belief in progress with Walter Benjamin's view of history as a series of disasters, and uses these competing views to structure the film as very different passages across Manhattan that retrace the path of the expressway that never was.