October 03, 2008
MINIATURE REPLICA OF MY TOWN AND A STADIUM ACROSS FROM HARLEM THAT HOSTED 37 WORLD SERIES
New York City can inspire people in many ways. Here are two Masterpieces in my eyes, are art! A native from New York City myself, Harlem if you want to be specific and to the point, I truly appreciate the dedication these guys put in for these replicas.
1. MIDTOWN MANHATTAN BY MICHAEL CHESKO
This scale model of Manhattan is made of Balsa Wood, along with 2000 hours of getting busy with fingernail files and Xacto Blades. The scale model of Manhattan is very detailed (thanks to his reference of blueprints, old photographs, digital reproductions, and satellite images) and is about the size of an average(36" x 30") office desk.
This Replica will soon go on display at the Skyscraper Museum
2. YANKEE STADIUM BY SEAN KENNEY
Well recently, the original Yankee Stadium (Opened in 1921, refurbished and renovated in 1973) closed it's door and had its final game on September 21, 2008. The House that Babe Built has been remixed and will reopen across the street in 2009. Yankee Stadium is considered to be the Cathedral of Baseball and for NYC a home of champions. Sean Kenney along with a Manhattan gradeschooler built this Lego replica of the stadium. The construction of this Lego stadium took 45,000 LEGO bricks and three years to complete building. The detail is very on point even to the model of the train (The 4 train to be exact) that runs parallel to the stadium.