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New York City On Different Planets: Nickolay Lamm Envisions Stunning Vistas

02/27/2014 10:16 EST | Updated 02/27/2014 10:59 EST

New York City would likely retain its artistic flare.. if suddenly transported to Uranus.

Indeed, that flare would be downright devastating, thanks to the blue-green orb's rather tempestuous climes -- whipping up winds faster than Earth's most savage hurricanes. In fact, this would be a freeze-frame of the Statue of Liberty, if the Big Apple were to suddenly find its itself on the seventh planet from the sun.

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Needless to say, dear Liberty -- that longstanding beacon of hope -- would most certainly drop the torch.

At least, according to the incredible flight of fancy taken by graphic designer Nickolay Lamm.

Remember him? He delivered a vision of America beneath 25 feet of seawater.

Next stop for the Apocalypse's favourite acolyte? Teaming up with astrobiologist Marilyn Browning Vogel to envision New York City off-world. Namely, how it would exist -- or, in many cases, be rather instantly obliterated -- on various planets in our solar system.

“I felt that if I could show people what New York City looked like on other planets, I’d give people a sense of how lucky we are to be living on Earth,” Lamm wrote in an email to Wired.

“If you look outside, the sky, the air, the ground, the water, all mix perfectly to create what we call life.”

Click through the slideshow to see more of Lamm's out-of-this-world pictures.

New York City On Other Planets