giant sand castles pop-up around NYC
giant sand castles pop-up around NYC giant sand castles pop-up around NYC
jul 19, 2013

giant sand castles pop-up around NYC

giant sand castles pop-up around NYC
image courtesy of roy klabin




new york sandsculptor matt long is giving city slickers a slice of the beach. an intricately crafted 5.5 meter (18ft) sand tower has popped-up in downtown manhattan’s financial district, astounding metropolitans who ogled from their skyscraper windows. the mammoth construction is detail-rich, adorned with renaissance architectural elements including tiny carved turrets, windows, drawbridges. a second sculpture is formed into a massive ship, with billowing sandy sails and crashing waves. long is a professional sandsculptor, who has developed and designed a set tools for the everyday beachgoer to carve and mold their own creations. the series is presented as part of a city-wide campaign to bring free and fun summer events to tourists and new yorkers.



the huge sandcastle sits in the middle of new york city’s financial center
image courtesy of roy klabin


long works on his downtown manhattan sandcastle
image courtesy of matt long



an intricately carved sandsculpture at rockefeller center, new york city
image courtesy of matt long



a huge sandy ship pops-up at new york city’s south street seaport
image courtesy of matt long

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