PANORAMA OF NEW YORK, QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART - NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Amazing modeling sent in to American Guide Week by Matt Bergstrom of Wurlington Bros. Press, which makes their own amazing modeling:
The world’s largest scale city model is the Panorama of New York at the Queens Museum of Art, originally built for the 1964 World’s Fair. The model encompasses all five boroughs of the city, with 830,000 little buildings made from wood and plastic on 9335 square feet. Over 100 craftsmen worked for 3 years using plat maps, aerial photos and field surveys to recreate the mini city as accurately as possible.
There are many other scale model cities around the world, but few encompass the entire urban area from the skyscrapers of downtown all the way out to the smaller dwellings of the far-flung city outskirts.
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Matt Bergstrom grew up in Minneapolis but now lives in Chicago, where he runs Wurlington Press, a publisher of architectural souvenir postcards and Viewmaster 3D photos. See the wonders of Wurlington at www.wurlington-bros.com and on Tumblr at wurlington.tumblr.com.