Giant sewing needle threading a button in New York City.

The Fashion Center kiosk at Seventh Avenue and 39th Street in New York City features a humomgous sewing needle threading what is certainly the world’s largest button. This giant sewing needle threading a button serves as a homage to the city’s fashion industry was designed in the 1990s by Pentagram Architectural Services.

Standing tall at an impressive 31-feet tall you’d have no trouble trying to find this needle in a haystack…that is, unless it’s the world’s largest haystack…

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Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

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Giant sewing needle threading a button in New York City's Fashion District.
Giant sewing needle threading a button in New York City's Fashion District.
Giant sewing needle threading a button in New York City's Fashion District.
Giant sewing needle threading a button in New York City's Fashion District.

If you’re in the midwest and looking for something to this New York roadside attraction, check out this similar, albeit smaller, version in Kansas City, Missouri!

Site: Giant Needle Threading A Button
Location: 191 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always Visiblr

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This giant sewing needle threading a button is a weird roadside attraction in New York City that serves as an homage to the city’s fashion industry. Visit on your road trip through New York or New York City vacation.

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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.