Gulliver’s Gate is Unforgettable
By Max Hartshorne
Gulliver’s Gate was an astounding miniature world that you could walk through, located in a former New York Times newsroom in Times Square, New York City. Sadly, this attraction permanently closed in 2021.
It’s the world’s largest interactive museum of miniatures in the world, created by master model-makers from all over the globe. You’ve got to see this incredible display that covers a full city block–50,000 square feet–and they’re still building more.
On our visit in January 2018, we talked with model makers as they worked, and learned that Africa is the next continent that’s going to take shape over the year. It takes thousands of hours to make these detailed dioramas, so accurate and so perfectly shaped.
There are whimsical touches too, like the lady who dropped her purse in the subway, and the truck that crashed and now the ambulance and tow trucks are on the scene.
You walk through room after room, and the highlights of the world come into view, first with New York City, then to all of the highlights of the US, and then Europe, Asia, and beyond. The 200 artists have created 967 buildings, 9891 windows, 233 cars, and 47 pizzas!
The displays for each of the different countries represented were created in that country by native artists.
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