Ever wanted to hold a piece of New York City in the palm of your hand? 

Now you can thanks to a project creating detailed 1:5000 architectural models of the city's streets. 

Microscape models, a collaboration between two architectural design and visualization firms, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of these six-inch tiles. 

The models are developed using a 3D-printer using an up-to-date aerial scan. Since the city's skyline is rapidly changing, these up-to-date scans allow for the replicas to remain accurate. They will even include buildings under construction. 

These tiles were initially used as aides along with technology in the development of architectural plans, but Microscape, recognizing the potential demand of these nostalgic tiles, plans to sell them to the public. 

According to TimeOut, you can pledge money (as low as $85) to reserve one of their 24 tiles of Manhattan. 


If you're a Gothamite with a deep appreciation of the city and a lot of cash to burn, you can pledge $25,000 for a full model of the entire city (around 200 tiles). 

Microscape plans to expand their production to other major cities around the world, including San Francisco, Paris, and Boston. 

Check out the video of their Kickstarter campaign below.

Check out Two Dinosaurs Battle It Out on the Streets of NYC

[via TimeOut] [Feature Image Courtesy TimeOut]