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Artist Makes 2.5-Ton Marble Model of Manhattan

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Marble: perfect for columns, bathrooms, and...giant models of Manhattan? Apparently so! Co.design has images of a model of Manhattan carved out of a two-and-a-half ton slab of marble. L.A.-based artist Yukata Sone made the model to scale, using everything from photos to helicopter rides to make sure it looked right. The project will be on display in Switzerland this month, and it's called Little Manhattan, which we hope means there's a five-ton version on the way.

· Model of Manhattan, Carved Out of 2.5 Tons of Marble [Co.Design]