"Many a mecha has gone to the end of the world... never to come back! That is why they call the end of the world 'MAN-hattan'."
"Come away, O human child
To the water and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand."
You probably recognize these quotes from the movie AI "Artificial Intelligence". If not, the movie is about a robot (mecha) boy who journeys to a flooded and futuristic Manhattan to find his creator in the hopes of becoming human.
(30 second exposure, please View Large to see the city across the water)