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#1 Sess

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:05 PM

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Hello everybody,

I present you my entry for the Architecture Contest, the "Art Deco" skyscraper Chrysler Building, in the Landmark series. This replica has about the same size as the official set of the Empire State Building.


Some facts. It's located in New York City, in the Turtle Bay, on the East side of Manhattan. This 319 meter high building was built in only two years (1928-1930), it was the world's tallest building for some 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. The Chrysler Building is one of the best known examples of Art Deco architecture and is considered by many contemporary architects to be one of New York's finest buildings.
The building was built and designed specifically for the car manufacturer Chrysler, but this corporation didn't pay directly for its construction. Its founder, Walter P. Chrysler, financed it himself. It ranked ninth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture in 2007.

Source: http://en.wikipedia....rysler_Building


Specifications:


Architect: ...........................................William Van Alen
Location: ...............................New York City, New York
Date: ......................................................1928 to 1930
Floor Count: ............................................................77
Building Type: ......skyscraper, commercial office tower
Construction System: .........steel frame, metal cladding
Context: .............................................................urban
Style: .............................................................Art Deco


In the real life:

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In Lego:

The most difficult elements to build were the base and the spire. I wanted it to resemble the most to the original...
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68 Bricks...
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The different snots (I haven't glued the bricks together!)
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And one more picture:
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Edited by Sess, 05 April 2012 - 08:57 PM.
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#2 Yatkuu

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:32 PM

I want one! Awesome design and impressive technique, good luck in the comp.!

#3 viracocha

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:22 AM

One of the entries that coincide the official LEGO architecture series in the best way! I like the technique you used. Good luck in the contest!

#4 TheWarden

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:38 AM

Nice, but it falls victim to scale. Maybe a larger scale could get more detail in the model. Yet, I know the contest typically uses a  certain scale. Neat anyway.
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#5 Sess

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:55 AM

Thanks for all your comments! It's really encouraging...  :laugh:
For the size of my representation, it's better if it's smaller than the Lego Empire State Building, like in real! I wanted a simple and a recognizable representation of the Chrysler Building.

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#6 alois

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:15 AM

I like it, but I have one suggestion: wouldn't it be better to use the new jumper plates with groove? You wouldn't see so much difference between the tiles and the jumper plates you used.
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#7 lightningtiger

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:28 AM

One word for your creation 'Sess'......AWESOME ! :grin:
Good luck in the contest. :classic:

#8 Redhead1982

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:29 PM

This model fits the Architecture series really well. It's a simple (at least looks simple) and clean design, and it's recognizable. Great use of the round bricks for the spire. :thumbup: And good luck with the competition!
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#9 moctown

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:59 PM

Very nice model! It could be the perfect complement to the existing classical
landmarks (Empire State Building, John Hancock Center,...)!  :sweet:

One little thing: Compared to the real building I wonder, if your model could
be a bit higher, maybe 1, 2, 3, ... plates in the 2x2 section?!

Good luck in the contest!  :thumbup:
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#10 Roger Rabbit

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:03 PM

Great representation of one of my favourite buildings, fits in very well with the line, well done mate.  :classic:

#11 Sess

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:15 PM

View Postmoctown, on 31 March 2012 - 12:59 PM, said:

Very nice model! It could be the perfect complement to the existing classical
landmarks (Empire State Building, John Hancock Center,...)!  :sweet:

One little thing: Compared to the real building I wonder, if your model could
be a bit higher, maybe 1, 2, 3, ... plates in the 2x2 section?!

Good luck in the contest!  :thumbup:

Hello Moctown!
The image of the real Chrysler Building that I put is misleading ... But I really respected the proportions!
Are you participating to the contest?  :oh:

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#12 moctown

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:39 PM

View PostSess, on 01 April 2012 - 03:15 PM, said:

Hello Moctown!
The image of the real Chrysler Building that I put is misleading ... But I really respected the proportions!
Are you participating to the contest?  :oh:

All right, maybe I was taken in by your picture of the real building ...

Yes of course, I'm gonna participate! But I haven't finished my model yet
and the deadline is comin' closer ...

Hope to manage it the next few days!  :blush:
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#13 Sess

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:00 PM

New Pictures with a better quality! Is it better than before?

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