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In the past few weeks I've been busy on this beauty: Edificio Metropolis Madrid. The roof was a real pain in the #!@$, but I think it's done nicely. I've only used Google Earth and some photographs of this tourist hot-spot building in the capital of Spain. The only thing not being LEGO are the stickers with the word METROPOLIS and the Golden Arches sign of McDonald's. To watch these pictures in a larger size, please visit my folder at BrickShelf
Hyperion and me, ALE! members, create this scene of the Dos de Mayo Uprising in Madrid, 1808 in the war between Spain and Napoleonic Army. We use three famous pictures to provide storyline. Goya Tres de Mayo Dumont Malasaña Dead Manuel Castellano, Daoiz y Velarde defense of Monteleon Artillery Park We recreate several historical character as Goya, Daoiz, Velarde, Malasaña....
Hi to all, I have the pleasure to present 3 of my latest MOCs. 3 iconic building of Madrid. TORRESPAÑA (PIRULI) Torrespaña (literally "Spain Tower") is a 231 m (757.87 ft) steel-and-concrete television tower located in Madrid, Spain. National terrestrial television channels RTVE, Telecinco andAntena 3, as well as the autonomic channel Telemadrid, along with a few radio stations, broadcast from the tower. The tower was built in 1982, commemorating the FIFA World Cup celebrated in Spain that year. The building was administered by RTVE until 1989, when control over radio and television emissions in Spanish territory was given to Retevisión. It is not open for tourists. The Torrespaña tower is generally known in Madrid as the "Pirulí", given the similarity between the tower and a particular type of lollipop of conical shape very popular in Spain in the eighties. It is located in a depression, next to the M30 highway. Most of central Madrid lies to the W and NW. According to Google Earth, the terrain altitude at the site is 660 m (2,170 ft) whereas about 1 km (3,280.8 ft) to the NW it is about 700 m (2,296.6 ft) and rises to 720 m (2,360 ft) even further north. Add about 20–30 m (66–98 ft) height for the average building and the base of the tower is about 60 to 90 m (200 to 300 ft) below the rooftops in that area. The top of the tower is directly visible from most rooftops of Madrid, but it initially was thought and built to enhance television coverage in Southern Madrid. All pictures in full resolution TORRE PICASSO Torre Picasso (Picasso Tower) is a skyscraper in Madrid, Spain designed by Minoru Yamasaki. From 1988 until 2007 it was the tallest building in Madrid, measuring 515 ft (157 m) and with 43 floors. Torre Picasso is located next to the Pablo Picasso Square, within the commercial complex AZCA along the Paseo de la Castellana. At its opening in 1988, Torre Picasso was surpassing the elder office tower Torre de Madrid. However, it was not Madrid's tallest building, as the television tower Torrespañacompleted in 1982, was higher with its 231 m (757.87 ft). Notable surrounding skyscrapers are Torre Europa, Banco de Bilbao Tower and Windsor Tower, now demolished after a fire. The Torre Picasso was Spain's tallest building until 2001,when it was overtaken by the Gran Hotel Bali in Benidorm, Alicante,the Torre Espacio in 2007,and Torre Caja Madrid, Torre de Cristal and Torre Sacyr Vallehermoso since 2009. All pictures in full resolution ATOCHA STATION Madrid Atocha (Spanish: Estación de Madrid Atocha, also named Madrid Puerta de Atocha) is the largest railway station in Madrid. It is the primary station serving commuter trains (Cercanías), intercity and regional trains from the south, and the AVE high speed trains from Barcelona (Catalonia), Zaragoza (Aragon), Seville (Andalusia) and Valencia(Levante Region). These train services are run by the Spanish national rail company, Renfe. The station is in the Atocha neighborhood of the district of Arganzuela. The original façade faces the Plaza del Emperador Carlos V, a site at which a variety of streets converge, including the Calle de Atocha, Paseo del Prado, Paseo de la Infanta Isabel, Avenida de la Ciudad de Barcelona, Calle de Méndez Álvaro, Paseo de las Delicias, Paseo de Santa María de la Cabeza, and Ronda de Atocha. The Atocha station is really a railway complex, formed by the Madrid Atocha Cercanías and Madrid Puerta de Atocha stations of the Spanish national railways and the Atocha Renfe station of the Madrid underground. At this site, Madrid's first railway station was inaugurated on 9 February 1851 under the name Estación de Mediodía (Atocha-Mediodía is now the name of an area of the Arganzuela district, and means south in old Spanish). After the building was largely destroyed by fire, it was rebuilt and reopened in 1892. The architect for the replacement, in a wrought ironrenewal style was Alberto de Palacio Elissagne, who collaborated with Gustave Eiffel. Engineer Henry Saint James also took part in the project. The name Atocha has become attached to the station because of the nearby basilica dedicated to Our Lady of Atocha. The train platforms were partly covered by a roof in the form of inverted hull with a height of approximately 27 meters and length of 157 meters. The steel and glass roof spreads between two brick flanking buildings. This complex of railway tracks expanded through the years. In 1985, a project of complete remodeling began, based on designs byRafael Moneo. In 1992, the original building was taken out of service as a terminal, and converted into a concourse with shops, cafés, and a nightclub. Like the Orsay Museum in Paris, the concourse has been given a new function, this time a stunning 4,000 m2(43,056 sq ft) covered tropical garden. A modern terminal was also designed by Moneo, and built in adjacent land to serve both the new AVE trains and local commuter lines. The main lines end in the new terminal; commuter train platforms are located underground, at the ingress to a rail tunnel extending northward under the Paseo de la Castellana. The station is served by two Madrid Metro stations, Atocha and Atocha Renfe. The latter was added when the new terminal building was constructed and is directly linked to the railway station. All pictures in full resolution Enjoy it
Hi Eurobricks fellows, I'm glad to let you know one more time that the ALE! yearly Spanish AFOL encounter is close to be held in Madrid, Spain. The event was previously known as MADbrick, but this year is debuting under the name of ALEbricks!, as it will also take place in a new venue, the Madrid Railway Museum (Museo del Ferrocarril de Madrid), right in the city centre. We're very proud of the exhibition background, and we hope that our visitors can enjoy both LEGO displays and old trains. The event will off course be developed around a huge exhibition, with plenty of activities and workshops driven to our visitors. But this edition will be very special for us, as we will celebrate May the 4th with some special guests: We'll be pleased to count on the participation of some members of the Spanish Bases of both Rebel Legion and 501st Legion, who will walk by the exhibition stands and sit together with the visitors in the workshops. The young (and not so young) padawans among our visitors will have a day to remember. May the 4th be with you! We would appreciate if you could share this open invitation on your frontpage, as you and all the brickset buddies are welcome to ALEbricks! 2014. If you're passing by Madrid during the first days of May, just come and let us know that you are a Brickset fan, and we'll receive you as part of the ALE! family. Thanks a lot for your help and best regards, Event info: http://www.alebricks...a-es-alebricks/ (after I put in this thread some shots) See You !!!!