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M-04: &quot;Manhattanhenge&quot; by Studio Wassman 3d printed

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White Natural Versatile Plastic
M-04: "Manhattanhenge" by Studio Wassman 3d printed
M-04: "Manhattanhenge" by Studio Wassman 3d printed

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M-04: "Manhattanhenge" by Studio Wassman

Ships as soon as 6 days
3D printed in white nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
Product Description
M-04: "Manhattanhenge Observatory Cube (MOC)" by Studio Christian Wassman

Our proposed New New York Icon emphasizes its geographic location in Chelsea, exploring in built form the relationship between the sun, the New York City grid, and the city’s inhabitants. The Manhattanhenge Observatory Cube is part sundial, part stargazing instrument, part urban lounge furniture. A cube of 89” (226 cm) is placed on top of and parallel to the High Line, which runs 29º off of true north. Above eye level, the cube gets eroded by the sun’s movement over the site, forming a void defined by two cones representing the longest and shortest day of the year. Markings on the cones allow for an approximate reading of the time. Approaching the cube from the North, the concave side of the summer solstice cone invites people to climb in to rest and relax. Facing South, the winter solstice cone offers views of Polaris through a central cylindrical telescope that runs parallel to the axis of the Earth. A horizontal surface at the height of the meeting point of the cones serves as a dial to read the precise location on the horizon of sunrise and sunset at each day of the year. On the two annual mornings and evenings of Manhattanhenge, the cube is perfectly aligned with the sun like the rest of the New York City grid.

The Manhattanhenge Souvenir is a cube in the size of a cobblestone that can be held up flat against any building within the New York City grid to serve the same purpose as its (30x larger) original, except that the comfort it offers is only a mental one created by its ability to raise awareness of the cosmos.
What's in the box:
7.62 x 7.62 x 7.62 cm
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