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Spencer Lowell Frames Views of New York from a 1:1200 Architectural Scale Model

Spencer Lowell Frames Views of New York from a 1:1200 Architectural Scale Modelspencer lowell frames views of new york from a 1:1200 architectural scale modelUndoubtedly one of the highlights at the queens museum is ‘the panorama of the city of new york’ — a vast 9,335 square foot architectural model of all five boroughs built to a scale of 1:1200, where one inch equals 100 feet. the miniature metropolis was conceived by urban mastermind robert moses for the 1964 world’s fair, and was built by a team of more than 100 people over the course of three years.

Spencer Lowell Frames Views of New York from a 1:1200 Architectural Scale Modelspencer lowell frieze new york queens museum
a photographic print from the series ‘new york, new york, new york’
Spencer Lowell Frames Views of New York from a 1:1200 Architectural Scale Modelspencer lowell frieze new york queens museum
the original architectural model is built at a scale of 1:1200
Spencer Lowell Frames Views of New York from a 1:1200 Architectural Scale Modelspencer lowell frieze new york queens museum
the prints highlight various aspects of the famed architectural scale model
Spencer Lowell Frames Views of New York from a 1:1200 Architectural Scale Modelspencer lowell frieze new york queens museum
the project has been completed in collaboration with frieze art fair in new york
Spencer Lowell Frames Views of New York from a 1:1200 Architectural Scale Modelspencer lowell frieze new york queens museum
the images reflect several iconic areas the city
Spencer Lowell Frames Views of New York from a 1:1200 Architectural Scale Modelspencer lowell frieze new york queens museum
shot from overhead perspectives, the prints depict rarely seen aspects of the cityscape  
Spencer Lowell Frames Views of New York from a 1:1200 Architectural Scale Modelspencer lowell frieze new york queens museum
the hyper-density of new york’s urban fabric is emphasized 
Spencer Lowell Frames Views of New York from a 1:1200 Architectural Scale Modelspencer lowell frieze new york queens museum
the series focuses on the abstraction of new york’s extraordinary landscape
Spencer Lowell Frames Views of New York from a 1:1200 Architectural Scale Modelspencer lowell frieze new york queens museum
the artist has spotlighted some of the nearly 900,000 buildings represented in the model

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