Bryan Berg, a name that made it into the Guinness World Record has broken his own record by building the world’s largest house of free-standing playing cards. The American architect has successfully created a replica of the Venetian Macau from 218,792 cards.
It took him 44 days and 4,051 decks of cards to complete his model inside the Venetian, which sits at the heart of Macau’s Cotai Strip, the China-ruled city’s version of Las Vegas’ neon alley.
Since Macau’s casino sector liberalised in 2002, a spate of Las Vegas style gaming giants have transformed the once sleepy former Portuguese colony into the world’s biggest gaming hub.
Weighing 44 stone and measuring 33 feet by just under 10 feet, the model which consisted of cards stacked without glue or tape, nearly collapsed several times.
Mr. Berg said: “This has been the most ambitious project I have undertaken to date. It’s really like a real construction project because you have to engineer every single adjacency and every support that’s supporting everything above,” he added.
“I was inspired to stack cards by my card-playing grandfather; maybe I can inspire some visitors at The Venetian Macao to try their hand at building their own structures. There couldn’t be a more fitting place to build the world’s largest house of cards than at the world’s largest resort hotel,” he added. [via DailyMail (UK)]