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Manhattan 3D Map


This sculpture is a 1:5000 scale 3D-printed map of Manhattan featuring every road, bike path, bridge, building, and highway in this area of the city. Updated in early 2024 to include 1 Vanderbilt building (opened 2023) and the JP Morgan Tower (opening 2025)

  • 48x72x5” (the One World Trade and Central Park Tower both stand out 5” from the wall)
  • Additive-Manufactured with Amolen PLA (made in California)
  • Comes with pre-mounted Z-Clips for easy hanging
  • Free-Floating shadowbox frame made in Michigan

Every building height is created using accurate 3D map data, I worked with freelance architects 3D-modeled the tallest and most iconic buildings so you can see the unique architecture of the skyline.

The Hudson River, East River, and the lakes and reservoirs of Central Park are made of stained white oak veneer, laser-cut to sub-millimeter precision and epoxied in place.

Every road is raised up to varying heights depending on traffic, so the largest roads cast the most shadow

Famous Buildings: Chrysler Building, The Cloisters, The Dakota, Empire State Building, Flatiron Building, Grand Central Terminal, Guggenheim Museum, Macy's, Madison Square Garden, and Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Famous Stadiums: Citi Field, Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, MCU Park, New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory.

Famous Parks: Central Park, Riverside Park, Bryant Park, Washington Square Park, The High Line, Inwood Hill Park, Tompkins Square Park, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, McCarren Park, Fort Greene Park, and Astoria Park.

Famous Roads: Broadway, Park Avenue, St. Mark’s Place, 5th Avenue, Washington Street, Wall Street, Crosby Street, Doyers Street, and Riverside Drive.

The piece can be larger or smaller (or horizontal) between 84x48” down to 12x12”depending on which parts of the map you want to show. Please shoot me email me at jd@jddennison.com to discuss.

This map of the skyline is made of a series of 10x10” custom-made 3D-printed digital sculptures. The material is a resin that resembles marble. Many people assume it’s hand-carved stone when they see it!

The 10-15 tallest and most famous buildings are modeled by a professional architect in 3D software so that they have more detail and are easily recognizable. The bulk of the data was gathered from OSM, an open-source 3D map of the world.

The water is represented by locally sourced white oak rift veneer that is stained blue with a distilled alcohol stain and laser-cut to within a fraction of a millimeter precision. Special cutting files are created using Blender that perfectly correspond to the city. Each tiny piece of wood is then epoxied onto the 3D-print.

Custom Commissions

Design Your Own Section Of City

Use the form below to contact me about designing a custom section of New York City for your home or office. Everything from the locations, colors, and wood types are completely customizable.