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Haley is a recent graduate of NYU and has dreams of starting a career in urban planning. Originally from Chicago, Haley has lived in 5 cities and traveled to many more, finally settling on New York as the place to be for the moment. She likes cooking, wandering, eating, reading, and traveling.

The Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum of Art is the only place in the city where you can feel like Godzilla for a little while. The Panorama is a scale model of all five boroughs, where an inch in the model is equal to a hundred feet in the actual city, allowing one to cover miles of sightseeing in only a few steps. To give you an idea of the scale, the Empire State Building is 15 inches tall. All 321 square miles of New York City are condensed into 9,335 square feet. Every building constructed before 1992 on every borough is represented in the model. It is the world’s largest architectural model. It’s not the people that are the size of ants here – it’s the buildings.

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