New York is the most populous city in the United States. It exerts a significant global influence upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The history of New York begins around 10,000 BC, when the first Native Americans arrived. By 1100 AD, New York's main native cultures, the Iroquoian and Algonquian, had developed. European discovery of New York was led by the French in 1524 and the first land claim came in 1609 by the Dutch. The streets of lower Manhattan developed organically as the colony of New Amsterdam. It was renamed New York when the British took it over from the Dutch in 1664. The roads were a mixture of country lanes, short streets and Native American and animal trails without any overarching order until around 1800 when the Common Council of New York began to assert authority. The Commissioners' Plan of 1811 was the original design for the streets of Manhattan above Houston Street, which put in place the rectangular grid plan of streets and lots that has defined Manhattan to this day. It has been called "the single most important document in New York City's development," and the plan has been described as encompassing the "republican predilection for control and balance ... [and] distrust of nature." The Plan is arguably the most famous use of the grid plan or "gridiron" and is considered by many historians to have been far-reaching and visionary.
The building form most closely associated with New York City is the skyscraper, which has shifted many commercial and residential districts from low-rise to high-rise. Surrounded mostly by water, the city has amassed one of the largest and most varied collection of skyscrapers in the world. The art deco Chrysler building is considered by many historians and architects to be one of New York's finest. The character of New York's large residential districts is often defined by the elegant brownstone rowhouses, townhouses, and shabby tenements that were built during a period of rapid expansion from 1870 to 1930.
This 3d map of New York, at a scale of 1:5000. It is made up of 16 x 150mm x 150mm tiles. The model is mounted in a simple wooden frame and can wall hang or be displayed on a desk or table top.
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We hand make all of our models. Chisel & Mouse is the combination of an artisan’s approach (the chisel) with modern innovation and transformative technologies (the mouse).
By capturing life and its big ideas in miniature, the brand celebrates the beauty of our industrialised world.
I’ve just taken delivery. Its amazing, thanks again!
The two models arrived today safe and sound. They are excellent and we are very pleased with them.
THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH! I just received the gift for my husband. Fantastic service. I cannot wait for the surprise.Thank you.
My Shankly Gates arrived safe and sound earlier today and I bloody love them!A lifelong Liverpool fan and born and raised about fifteen miles away from where Shankly came from in Ayrshire so I'm a very happy boy! Thank you to you and your team for such a wonderful piece which I shall cherish.
Bought the Amsterdam ‘Blue River’ model. The quality is superb. Level of detail on the model is phenomenal, I’m sure I’ll be making a collection of these. Buy one you won’t regret it! Just an idea I would like to see some more UK cities added like Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh…
I THINK THAT A MODEL OF THE DE LA WARR PAVILION IN BEXHILL WOULD BE ENORMOUSLY POPULAR ( I NOTE THAT YOU HAVE DONE THE MARINE COURT IN ST LEONARDS - I LIVED IN HASTINGS AND ST LEONARDS AS A CHILD AND TEENAGER IN THE 50S AND 60S AND MY FATHER WAS DEPUTY BOROUGH ENGINEER WHO RESCUED AN ORIGINAL OAK DOOR FROM ONE OF THE MARINE COURT'S REFURBISHMENTS AND TURNED IT INTO AN OAK , SADLY NO LONGER WITH US, NEITHER NOR FATHER - TO MY MIND THE PAVILION IS FAR MORE ICONIC AND WE COULD DO WITH THE BENEFIT OF YOUR EXPERTISE TO A BEAUTIFUL MODEL OF THAT GLORIOUS PIECE OF ART DECO CONSTRUCTION). THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION.
Thanks for your email. Beautiful workmanship! Very happy.
Just got my Carreras factory model and I couldn't be happier! I had visited it in person a number of years ago when I was in London and thought it was impressive in both scale and design. I have many pictures from that visit but it is great to have in a 3-D version that I see every day.
Please consider adding the iconic 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the centerpiece of New York's Rockefeller Plaza, and the brilliant statue of Prometheus directly in front of the main entrance. I believe these would be welcome additions to your outstanding offerings.
Received the Firestone Factory, Brentford model and it's as good as I had hoped for. If anything it's better! Thanks very much.