"Some laid green paper grass. Others cut cardboard and construction paper and colored in windows. A fifth-grade
math class incorporated a lesson on area and perimeter to put down roads. Fourth-graders helped put together
working street lamps using battery-powered LED lights.
While Gadsden worked, word spread quickly around campus and even outside.
Students with restroom passes wandered down the hall to see the city. Children in the YMCA's neighboring after-school
program lobbied to help. Custodians visited often to snap cellphone photos.
"Larnopolis" is an elaborate 25-foot-by-30-foot composition that reaches 25 feet tall and encompasses over 20
cardboard replicas of well-known buildings and monuments from around the world.
The Empire State Building stands across the street from the U.S. Capitol and around the corner from the Golden Gate
Bridge. Just down the river, Seattle's Space Needle stands beside the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Those are
flanked by Clover's American Thread Company building and the Catawba Indian Reservation.
"It's kind of like bringing the whole world together in one," fifth-grader Jeremie Connor said. "It's like you're really
there studying it."
Nearly every student at the school had a hand in the project."
- excerpt from an article in The HERALD by Shawn Cetrone
MORE detail images of the mural.