This Sleek Desk Contains a Glowing Replica of Manhattan

Rebecca OConnell
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You can now own the entirety of Manhattan—though as you might expect, it isn't cheap. Designer Troy Huang has recreated a portion of the bustling city in the form of a glowing miniature metropolis housed in a desk. "It has been a dream for me to create a replica of Manhattan since I was in design school," he wrote on Bored Panda.

It took Huang 7 weeks to make the 60-inch desk. He used plywood to make the surrounding land and clear acrylic to represent the water, then 3D-printed the buildings and laser-cut the wooden parts. LED lighting underneath the tiny city and LED lights on the corners give the desk a vibrant color. When the LED lights aren't on, the buildings glow in the dark—a fitting salute to the city that never sleeps.

The NYC replica will set you back $25,000, and from the looks of it, even more cities are yet to come. 

[h/t Bored Panda]