Data + Design Project

The Heaviest Map Ever?

Saturday 09.24.2011 , Posted by

Looking like a bleached version of Google Earth, the level of detail and accuracy in this tiny re-creation of Manhattan island is truly astounding. The fact that it was hand carved out of a huge block of marble makes it even more impressive… and at two and a half tons incredibly heavy too. Recently put on display at the David Zwirner gallery in New York, the piece titled ‘Little Manhattan’ was meticulously carved by artist Yataka Sone using photographs, many helicopter rides and yes, Google Earth to reproduce the islands towering buildings, canyon like streets and famous bridges. [Read more...]

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