Craft & Design
Amazing miniature midtown Manhattan


Michael Chesko built this scale model of NYC’s midtown using balsa wood and a love for detail –

This scale miniature of Midtown took 2000 hours to complete. As reference, he used blueprints, old photographs, digital reproductions, and satellite images. On a good day, he’d work his way through four city blocks. The entire model is 36″ x 30″… a good deal smaller than most office desks. At the 1:3200 scale, the Empire State Building Chesko’s favorite skyscraper) roughly reaches the dizzying height of a Campbell’s Soup can.

– Check out Tinselman’s blog for more pics and info – Stop and Smell the Miniatures