An exciting event is taking place in Times Square, New York City. Gulliver’s Gate is a small-scale exhibit of locations from around the world, including Latin America, the Middle East, New York City and Asia. The joint venture of an international team from across the globe, the display allows visitors to view lands and lost eras from a giant’s perspective.
Old Jerusalem, Mecca, and Egypt’s pyramids were reconstructed by an Israeli Company, Mathov Design. Experienced in the development and production of miniatures for museums, tradeshows, and tech industry presentations, the firm was a perfect fit for the project. Leading the group of 25 designers and workshop specialists was owner and CEO Gad Mathov, a well-known architect in the region. Having previously designed and 3D printed a model of the Turnertempel, a Vienna synagogue built in 1871 and burned down during the Night of Broken Glass in 1938, Mathov was uniquely qualified to manage the job.
The major components for Mathov’s portion of Gulliver’s Gate were 3D printed in separate parts and then combined and finished. Initiated in May of 2016 and completed in December, a number of UP BOX 3D printers were operating around the clock. An estimated total of 19,000 meters of UP Fila ABS was used weighing approximately 70 kilograms. Easy3D, a local Tiertime dealer, aided the effort with comprehensive support and 3D printing knowledge.
The exhibit spans 100 square meters, highlighting the birthplace of the three great monotheistic religions in 1/87th scale. Architectural styles both past and present are represented by depictions of street life and landmarks. It is a popular attraction for tourists from abroad.