Lucy the Elephant is a six-story elephant-shaped architectural folly constructed of wood and tin sheeting. Built in 1882 by James V. Lafferty in Margate City, New Jersey, Lucy was an effort to sell real estate and attract tourism. Lucy stands 65 feet high, 60 feet long, and 18 feet wide, weighs about 90 tons, and is made of nearly one million pieces of wood. Lucy is the oldest example of zoomorphic architecture, and the largest elephant in the world. Over the years, Lucy had served as a restaurant, business office, cottage, and tavern.