‘From up here, they look like ants… oh wait, those really are ants.’

typed for your pleasure on 8 April 2009, at 12.24 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Another rattle’ by Nothing people

Spotted this in an article on I Like recently: for the 1965 World’s Fair in New York, Robert Moses constructed a scale-model panorama of the city of New York, which stretches about 9,335 square feet, and contains 895,000 individual structures. Luckily, the Panorama was preserved, and it currently resides at the Queens Museum of Art. In order to fund maintenance costs for the model, the museum is now allowing people to ‘buy’ buildings for a donation of $50. Larger amounts will enable donors to ‘purchase’ landmarks, or ‘name’ certain buildings, etc. Apparently you can buy the Brooklyn Bridge (pictured below, middle); a snip at just $10,000! A fab idea, to be certain.


The city’s too small to act out your Godzilla fantasies, but you can pretend you’re Galactus instead

Now, if I had the available funds, I’d totally grab a piece of micronised New York City real estate. Honestly, though, the only place I’d really want would be a building located at 231 East 47th street in midtown Manhattan, better known as the first location of Andy Warhol’s Silver Dream Factory. Failing that, I’ll have the Rockefeller Guest House, paleeeze…

As SafeT once told me, apropos of nothing, ‘Unique New York, New York unique, You know you need unique New York’

Technorati tags: 1965 New York World’s Fair, Robert Moses, Panorama of the City of New York, Queens Museum of Art, Andy Warhol, The Factory, Rockefeller Guest House, Godzilla, Galactus

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2 have spoken to “‘From up here, they look like ants… oh wait, those really are ants.’”

  1. Veach writes:

    About 23 hundred miles or so to your west…I’m laying prostrate facing Michigan out of respect for this new ‘this is the future’ post (even if it’s not tagged as such, it feels like a TITF post).

  2. Davecat writes:

    Ha! Funny you should say that, Mr Veach… funny indeed. Not that I’m hinting at anything or anything. 🙂

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