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Shapes of New York

Shapes Of

39,00 €
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Shape New York with no boundaries.

Not a mere decorative urban skyline, but an interactive way to make your own Shape of your city, this item is perfect for detail lovers.

Play with your hands with the 6 standing methacrylate silhouettes featuring the most iconic constructions in town, fitting them on a 5-lane wood base and creating endless perspectives.

From nearest to farthest, oldest to newest, most known to to-discover... What architectural order are you going to pursue?

The first thing you would see coming from Europe to the United States by boat in the 1890s used to be the neoclassical Statue of Liberty, standing alone on a small island in the Hudson Bay. It was bigger and greater than most ever seen - nothing, though, compared with the One World Trade Center you would see today - but, besides from the already existing Brooklyn Bridge on the other side, Lady Liberty was just the shy beggining of a 50-year gap of an astounding skyscraper construction rant that would change Manhattan forever. The Flatiron, Empire State, and Chrysler Building, completed respectively in 1903, 1930 and 1932, all former World's tallest candidates or winners, know about it, and have surely seen plenty. These living showcases embrace shorter structures like the New Museum and Hearst Tower, whose silhouettes we have featured in the same piece as a way of honouring two iconic, design-filled facades of NY. In real life, however, the latter is closer to the modern 432 Park Avenue or MetLife Building area than it is to Soho or Lower Manhattan like the firth, but they both represent the city of dreams, of unending vertical office buildings and tons and tons of neck-breaking piles of metal, concrete, and glass. One little exception here though - the recently finished 432 Park Avenue Condominium tower, which has the tallest rooftop in New York and overlooks the far-side Guggenheim Museum and Central Park... is 100% residential!

The possibilities of the game are as wide as the user wants. You can trace the silhouettes on a piece of paper and create a 2-D landscape that you can later paint, decorate, or customize with tons of posibilities. You can also change the landscape every now and then, putting buildings together on the same line, or twisting them 180º to have a mirrored image of the view you normally have.

Precise cut methacrylate makes the outlines fully recognisable and resistant.

Already available: New York --- Madrid --- Barcelona

Available end November 2019: Paris --- London --- Bilbao --- Sevilla --- Lisboa

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions (wood base):
Length: 39 cm // 15.3 in
Width: 8 cm // 3.1 in
Height: 0.9 cm // 0.35 in

Weight (full product):
250 g approx. // 0.5 lb

Material: wood & methacrylate

Includes:
1 x 5 stripes-carved wood base
6 x different sized methacrylate building outlines

Handmade in Barcelona