Featured on Pretend it's a city, from Netflix, the 3D map of New York City is part of the Queens Museum.
In one of the episodes of Pretend It’s a City on Netflix, we can see Fran Lebowitz standing on a 3D map of New York City. A lot of people may not know, but it is not a set - it is a real place called Panorama and it's the jewel in the crown of the collection of the Queens Museum
Conceived as a celebration of the City’s municipal infrastructure by urban mastermind and World’s Fair President Robert Moses for the 1964 Fair, the Panorama was built by a team of more than 100 people working for the great architectural model makers Raymond Lester & Associates over the course of three years.
Comprising an area of 9,335 square feet and built to a scale of 1:1200 where one inch equals 100 feet, the Panorama is a metropolis in miniature.
Each of the city’s 895,000 buildings constructed prior to 1992 and every street, park and some 100 bridges are represented and assembled onto 273 individual sections comprising the 320 square miles of New York City.
Queens Museum opens from Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Suggested admission is $ 8 (but you can pay what you want). Address: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Meridian Rd, Queens. Use the 7 train.