Midtown Manhattan: a scale model made of recycled electronics

Big Apple by Zayd Menk
Zayd Menk

NEW YORK City never ends to inspire creative minds and to be portrayed in the most incredible ways. This meticulous Midtown Manhattan scale model is made of 263 sticks of hot glue, 27 motherboards, 10 CRT monitor motherboards, 18 sticks of RAM, 15 batteries, 12 Nokia E-series phones, 4 watches, 3 hard drives, 2 telephones, various CPU bits and many other pieces of recycled tech hardware. All of the skyscrapers and buildings, such as the Bank of America Tower, are mathematically sound and the Empire State Building even lights up using 4 LEDs.

Big Apple by Zayd Menk

It took three months of calculations via data collected from sites such as Google Maps, Wikipedia, Reddit and Pinterest to build this reduced model of the Manhattan district, using old and broken electronic parts. The result in actually surprising. Who made this work? Zayd Menk, apparently a very young artist, a 17-year-old student who lives in Zimbabwe. He made this 0.0635:100 scale artwork for his school art project. What else to say? Just WOW.

Empire State Building by Zayd Menk

New York by Zayd Menk

New York City by Zayd Menk

NY by Zayd Menk


Behind the scenes…


P.S. Have a look at his Instagram for more artworks! We love his drawings :)