If good things really do come in small packages, then Gulliver’s Gate –a 50,000-square-foot world of miniatures that just opened in Times Square — must be pretty great.
Costing over $40 million, the project took over 600 teams of artists from around the world about ten years to create. And it’s no wonder why; the exhibit takes up a full city block and includes miniatures of over 300 cities around the world. Among the places you can visit: Stonehenge in the UK, the Taj Mahal in India, Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy,
Everything is made at a 1:87 scale, but while the proportions might be accurate, you’ll also spot some more, ahem, fantastical elements thrown into the mix like Spiderman crawling across the Brooklyn Bridge or mummies coming alive to chase away tourists from the pyramids in Egypt.
Entry into this world costs $36-a-person, which isn’t exactly cheap for a museum, but is still considerably less than it would cost to actually visit the real life versions of all these places. [Curbed]