New York is the most populous city in the United States. It exerts a significant global influence upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The history of New York begins around 10,000 BC, when the first Native Americans arrived. By 1100 AD, New York's main native cultures, the Iroquoian and Algonquian, had developed. European discovery of New York was led by the French in 1524 and the first land claim came in 1609 by the Dutch. The streets of lower Manhattan developed organically as the colony of New Amsterdam. It was renamed New York when the British took it over from the Dutch in 1664. The roads were a mixture of country lanes, short streets and Native American and animal trails without any overarching order until around 1800 when the Common Council of New York began to assert authority. The Commissioners' Plan of 1811 was the original design for the streets of Manhattan above Houston Street, which put in place the rectangular grid plan of streets and lots that has defined Manhattan to this day. It has been called "the single most important document in New York City's development," and the plan has been described as encompassing the "republican predilection for control and balance ... [and] distrust of nature." The Plan is arguably the most famous use of the grid plan or "gridiron" and is considered by many historians to have been far-reaching and visionary.
The building form most closely associated with New York City is the skyscraper, which has shifted many commercial and residential districts from low-rise to high-rise. Surrounded mostly by water, the city has amassed one of the largest and most varied collection of skyscrapers in the world. The art deco Chrysler building is considered by many historians and architects to be one of New York's finest. The character of New York's large residential districts is often defined by the elegant brownstone rowhouses, townhouses, and shabby tenements that were built during a period of rapid expansion from 1870 to 1930.
This 3d map of New York, at a scale of 1:5000, is of the southern tip of Manhattan. It is a single plaster tile measuring 30x30cm encapsulated in a perspex frame. The model can wall hang or be displayed on a desk or table top.
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We hand make all of our models. Chisel & Mouse is the combination of an artisan’s approach (the chisel) with modern innovation and transformative technologies (the mouse).
By capturing life and its big ideas in miniature, the brand celebrates the beauty of our industrialised world.
Thanks for your email. Beautiful workmanship! Very happy.
We received the model today and we LOVE it! Gorgeous
I just received it today and my husband loves it. Thank you so much!
Received the Arsenal Highbury Stadium model - absolute beauty, great detail, beautifully finished, excellent quality.
Your Pantheon model arrived yesterday. It exceeds my greatest expectations. I'm delighted with it.
I received the model of Paris St. Germain (Blue River) on time and in good condition.I am very pleased with the product, which is stunning and very detailed. You can see landmarks in detail as the Louvre pyramid, Musee d'orsay, Palais de Luxembourg, the St. Sulpice Church, the Academie Francaise, Odeon Theater and the Samaritaine department store. It gives you almost the feeling like if you are flying in a helicopter above this quartier of Paris.An idea: The city of Prague (with the river, the Charles Bridge and the castle) is also a very beautiful city. Maybe it is an idea to develop a model of Prague?
My experience with Chisel & Mouse was excellent. I found what I wanted really easily on the site, ordering quick and simple too. The delivery was super quick, even to Austria so that was an extra bonus at Christmas time when I was running late! Great thank you.
This is a fantastic model. The service was first class from start to finish. Thank you so much.
Hi ThereI couldn’t be happier with my London Cityscape. It is quite literally breathtaking, it even has my favourite pub, The Bell in Middlesex Street. But this is the amazing thing, the roof is the correct shape, so the detail is amazing. BestSimon
The model is great - it was a gift for my dad, who actually began his career as an apprentice working at Hoover, and worked there for many years. I immediately recognised that the model depicted the canteen block, and I was impressed that you had that level of detail about the building on your website. What I didn't know was that at one stage, the ground floor of building also housesd the training functions - so it was exactly where my dad first worked. He was delighted by it! I was really happy with everything - the model arrived in the expected timescale and the packaging was particularly good and ensured it was well protected. Thanks again!