MapPorn: Check Out This Detailed Replica of Manhattan Carved Out From Giant Block of Marble

Yutaka Sone, "Little Manhattan"
Yutaka Sone, "Little Manhattan"

Los Angeles based sculpture artist Yutaka Sone recently unveiled an incredibly detailed sculpture of Manhattan carved into a two-and-a-half-ton block of solid marble.

Titled Little Manhattan, the nine-foot-long, three-foot-tall sculpture took nearly twenty years to complete.

The Manhattan skyline accounts for just the top few centimeters or so. Step back, and […] one's eye is drawn to the exquisitely sculpted stone, delicately pleated with folds that extrude the city's outline downwards. Closer inspection, however, yields countless beautiful details. One can trace the intricately constructed streets, avenues, parks, bridges and buildings, and scan for recognizable sites like the Empire State Building.

The nine-foot-long, three-foot-tall sculpture was recently exhibited at Park Avenue Armory for the ADAA annual art show.
The nine-foot-long, three-foot-tall sculpture was recently exhibited at Park Avenue Armory for the ADAA annual art show.
'Little Manhattan' replicates the island-city in 2.5 tons of marble.
'Little Manhattan' replicates the island-city in 2.5 tons of marble.

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Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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