My fourth skyscraper based off Spencer Rezkalla's original design. The model took about four days to design and three months to complete. The Chrysler Building was the tallest building in the world for almost a year before it was dethroned by another building a few blocks away; The Empire State Building . The model features over 1,800 very light gray 1x1 plates. Completed May 17, 2010.
The Chrysler Building is a 1,050 ft, art deco-style skyscraper on Lexington Ave in Manhattan. Completed in 1930, the Chrysler Building was one of three NYC skyscrapers that vied for the title of world's tallest building. After claiming the title from Lower Manhattan's 40 Wall Street, the Chrysler Building held its status for a mere eleven months, before the Empire State Building surpassed both buildings.
The art deco ornament of this seventy-seven story skyscraper was inspired by 1930s Chrysler car and hood ornament designs.
The Chrysler Building is the tallest steel-supported brick building in the world.
Details of the major block's ornamentation.
The instantly recognizable crown of the Chrysler Building is a trademark symbol of New York City and its culture.
Hey Gang!! Johnny and I had the pleasure of seeing this beauty at the Northbrook Lego Store today. It's a stunning piece for it's scale, and we can see a lot of great things coming from Rocco in the days to come. Fantastic work!
Quoting David Bridges
I have seen in your construction photos a list of parts needed for each model's construction. It looks like Excel. Did you count out each type of bricks you needed and create the list youself?
Glad you asked. Yes, it is Excel and that's how I make all my parts lists. I don't count pieces individually on LDD, though. For a high quantity part such as the 1x1 clear plates in the Sears, I isolate them, delete the rest of the building, then generate a building guide. Then I use the option "generate html building guide". This gives you an exact count of the pieces. Then I go back to LDD and undo the deletion and delete the part I just got the count of after I type it into excel. Then once I'm done I make sure not to save the LDD file because then all the pieces I deleted while making the parts list would be gone.
I have seen in your construction photos a list of parts needed for each model's construction. It looks like Excel. Did you count out each type of bricks you needed and create the list youself? Sorry if this is a below par question.
This is quite amazing! One thing that has been requested of me in the past is to load pictures in 'large' at the bottom of the upload photos thing, that way people don't have click to see the pictures. Well done on this architectural icon!