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The wooden Moscow is my favorite so far. It's quite beautiful. Makes me want to go visit.

Here's the new larger model of Downtown Chicago on display at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. I apologize for not having more photos, but I only had a few minutes before my tour started.

I'll take more of it the next time I go on one of their tours. The whole exhibit is very cool, actually.







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^^ Columbian Model Makers has spent about 6-8 months designing and creating that model, which in person is pretty amazing. Since they do a lot of scale models for a lot of architecture firms in Chicago, they were able to include all building currently under construction or recently completed, such as the Aqua and Legacy @ Millenium park. even thought the model itself is only of the Chicago "Central Area" portion (it doesn't include anything along the gold coast/lincoln park/lakeview/edgewater or anthing south of the museum campus area) it's impressive because the scale is pretty large, 1/64" = 1'-0" if I remember correctly.
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^^Correction, it's actually at 1/32 scale.
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It's amazing. Did I spy the (unfortunately) half-built Waterview in there as well?
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More Chicago Model City pics.

Here are more photos of the Chicago Model City presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

For those unfamiliar with Chicago, the CAF is at the Railway Exchange Building (Santa Fe Bldg.) on South Michigan Avenue at Jackson Blvd., across from the Art Institute and Grant Park.

I took these yesterday. I apologize that I had to use the flash.

























































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^ Those are fantastic.


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Hannover has a cool display of 4 versions of the city: a 1600 verion of a midevil Hannover, a 1938 model with a beautyful baroque city, a 1945 model of just rubble and a 1995 model of a modern city. Pretty neat, but I didn't have a camera handy...
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Whoa, I haven't checked out this thread for a while. Great additions guys, cool pics DiamondDog, and thanks for the vids NYguy. This stuff is amazing.
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Sometimes I fantasize about having a warehouse of my own so I can have a huge model like that. There would be leather rolly chairs and an old refrigerator stocked with cold beer. It would be good. And of course, you guys could come over any time.
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Great model for NY!
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Sometimes I fantasize about having a warehouse of my own so I can have a huge model like that. There would be leather rolly chairs and an old refrigerator stocked with cold beer. It would be good. And of course, you guys could come over any time.
Me too, Kevin. I'd actually like to have two: one that represents the actual city and one that I can add proposals, or redo zoning how I see fit, etc. Of course, that one would end up being Coruscant.
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Here's a gallery of a model train diorama of the South Bronx (by Peter Feigenbaum):
http://www.peterfeigenbaum.com/gallery/model-rr/

And here's a video of the same model:

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Here are some more of the CAF model in the Santa Fe building:


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the best 3D model is shanghai, concrete forest~
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^ Wow, it took him 2,000 hours to do the midtown model (that's like a year of a full-time job).

Glad they included this pic in the link you provided NYguy, it gives some sense of scale:



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Cool! are those like a model kit you can buy or what?
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I don't believe any of these models are kits or for sale.


here's one of downtown Albany, NY




from markstemp58 on flickr
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Ahh pretty cool though
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