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There's a Giant Ark on Long Island and It's All Darren Aronofsky's Fault

August 31, 2012 at 4:57 PM | by | ()

If a massive flood happens to hit Long Island this fall, Darren Aronofsky has it covered.

The Black Swan director is currently working on Noah, starring Russell Crowe as the famous ark-builder of the Old Testament. Instead of recreating an Ark with CGI, Aronofsky has kept it real by building a life-size, 5-story tall Ark on the grounds of Planting Fields Arboretum in Upper Brookville, New York.

Along with the ark, a biblical tent city, which will eventually be "flooded", has also been created in a remote corner of the park.

The massive ark was built in just under two months, record time compared to the years it's taken to try to recreate the Ark in Williamstown, Ky. But, unlike the would-be Kentucky tourist trap, you can't get very close to Aronofsky's cinematic marvel. You can still visit the rest of the Gold Coast Estate and Gardens at Planting Fields though. The grounds are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit plantingfields.org.

[Photo: OLV]

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