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Old Posted Jan 26, 2010, 5:28 AM
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At the end of every week, on Friday night, I would take pictures from several angles to chronicle that work I'd done. I didn't start doing that until after the first couple of weeks.

This is after Jan 19, 2008.



This is the end of Jan 2008. I realized I was going to have to work faster if I was going to finish by June.



The end of Feb 2008. I decided at this point that I should focus on one quadrant at a time. The Sections separated by 42nd St and Park avenue formed the Quadrants. My plan was to start with the most difficult and finish with the easiest.



The end of Mar 2008. I finally finished the difficult Alpha Quadrant. I also decided to nix the perimeter blocks to save time and improve the aesthetics.



The end of Apr 2008. I finished the Beta Quadrant and most of the Gamma. April was my most successful month in terms of shere numbers of blocks.



The end of May 2008. The modelling was done, but I still had to saw off the perimeter, build a carrying case, clean off the model and glue all the buildings down.

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Old Posted Jan 26, 2010, 5:41 AM
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Here is a shot with all the buildings unloaded. I took the base and carefully sawed off the perimter with a hand saw - I didn't have any power saws, and there wasn't any guarantee that it would align properly if I did. There's more of these pics on flickr. Note that some tiny buildings have already been glued down, and the whole Grand Central Terminal area is fully modelled. The Met Life and the Hensley Building actually fit over top Park Avenue.



Here's the finished product, June 2008, approximately 2000 hours of work later.

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amazing pics! great work there man, very detailed.
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2010, 8:25 PM
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AZ4NY....your model is truly one of the most remarkable things I've ever seen.
I imagine it will one day be in a museum.
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AZ4NY....your model is truly one of the most remarkable things I've ever seen.
I imagine it will one day be in a museum.
It already is!!

http://skyscraper.org/EXHIBITIONS/permanent.htm

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Old Posted Jan 27, 2010, 2:34 PM
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Amazing. If you don't mind, I would like to see the full set of pics in the urban art section of the forum. More people would could see and appreciate it as wel.

Here's the link...
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/forumdisplay.php?f=160
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I'm astounded.

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Abu Dhabi City Model

A 25x17m interactive 2000 scale model of Abu Dhabi







There is also a film of the model in action
http://www.pipers.co.uk/project_001.html
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Houston...in 1950!






From DSCobb on FlickR

its sad how much the city has changed since the 50's most of the structures seen here and the trains are non existant now.
such a shame.

any idea where this model is at? is this someone personal model?
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2010, 11:31 PM
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Here's a page I stumbled across with some city models. You guys may have heard of this site before, but since I can barely type my login info, it's new to me - web urbanist.

http://weburbanist.com/2010/03/04/it...ize-the-world/
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That one of Sydney is impressive.
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That Sydney model is seriously detailed.

And looking through AZ4NY's model again, I'm still astounded several months later.
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Yep, the Sydney model is a gem. But is it me or do the streets seem really narrow?
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My photos of the Ottawa model in the Capital Infocentre in July 2008:







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Even Staten Island looks impressive from this view...

Queens Museum









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I know the post i'm quoting is ANCIENT, but after looking at 2 certain cities so many times in this thread, I just can't take it anymore.....

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I kick myself for not checking out that Shanghai model when I was there. I heard about it on my second-to-last day but didn't make the effort to go. Stupid, stupid me.
I kick myself that LA doesn't have a city/region model, least of all displaying a future like that. I rarely bash my own city, but it really does suck fuckin' ass right now.
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I don't think San Diego has been posted:


Photo by Chad at WelcometoSanDiego
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Here's (ugly) Toronto:


Photo by Joel Charlebois/Torontoist




From flickr by the girl most likely to



Finally, a BIG one:


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