Monday, December 29, 2014

Panorama of the City of New York

These pictures are of the scale model of New York City (although I missed Staten Island in these shots!) The scale is 1 inch equals 100 feet and the model covers over 9000 square feet. It was built for the 1964 World's Fair in Queens. For 10 cents you could take a faux helicopter ride over the city in one of the most popular attractions at the fair.

The city has changed a lot in 50 years and the model has been updated a few times though not recently.  (Couldn't they put some trees in Central Park???) It's worth a visit!

Morning temperature: 38 degrees

Steps: 10,700

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