Map of Manhattan Carved Entirely Out of Marble

Manhattan Island Carved from Marble
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Starting September 20th, New York’s David Zwirner Gallery will display an impressive map of Manhattan carved entirely out of marble. Little Manhattan is the work of Japanese artist and trained architect Yutaka Sone.

Replicating details of the city from photographs, Google Earth shots, and numerous trips on a helicopter, Sone has created a monolithic sculpture that offers an interesting new view of the iconic island. New York’s central borough so often appears flat in our minds, conquered by a grid system, and covered with buildings (save for the conspicuously rectangular light green plot that signifies Central Park).

Can you imagine the patience it takes to create something like this? Simply amazing. More via Architizer.

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Mike Richard has traveled the world extensively since 2008. He's camped in the Jordanian desert with Bedouins, tracked African wild dogs in South Africa, and survived a near-miss shark attack in Mexico. He loves the great outdoors, good bourbon, and he (usually) calls Massachusetts home. He also enjoys speaking in the third person.

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