At a time when over half of us are living in cities for the first time in history, New York symbolises the ultimate urban existence. Over 8 million people, speaking more than 150 distinct languages, interact in an area of just 305 square miles, making it little wonder that the city is famed for its collective insomnia. In celebration of this extraordinary metropolis, Origami New York presents twenty exquisite templates for creating collectible models of New York’ s architectural giants. For an instant taste of the Big Apple, you will construct the Empire State, Chrysler, Flatiron, Lipstick and Woolworth buildings; the Brooklyn and Hell Gate bridges; the Guggenheim and Whitney museums; St Patrick’ s Cathedral and Yankee Stadium; the Haupt Conservatory, Hearst Tower and the Citigroup Centre; the UN building, the Plaza Hotel, and 520 Madison Avenue; and the delicious details of a subway car and hot dog cart – all set against the Manhatten skyline. Press-out, fold, display and find yourself gazing in wonder at the sky-scraping miniature metropolis.