EDISON - A Middlesex County College student destroyed what he took a week to build today, but he says he hopes his creation will help motivate his classmates to think big.

Alex Perricone, who built a city of cards, says "I really want to inspire all of you that if you work hard enough, anything is possible. Taking ordinary objects like playing cards and doing something extraordinary is one of my passions."

The 14-structure city of cards required 488 decks of cards, 25,000 cards in all.A crowd of students turned out to watch Perricone destroy his own creation.

Cardstacker creates masterpieces at Middlesex County College