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Woolworth Building, New York
Model completed in 2011
About this creation
This model is approximately 1/650th scale, similar to my other skyscrapers.

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Digital Models
Download a LEGO Digital Designer file of this model. LDD file created by Oliver Albrecht. 1964 pieces.
Download a LEGO Digital Designer file of this model. LDD file created by Rocco Buttliere
Download an Excel file of the parts list used in Rocco's file.






Completed in 1913 and designed by famed architect Cass Gilbert, the Woolworth Building was the tallest building in the world for seventeen years. Commissioned to be the corporate headquarters of the Woolworth Co., the gothic inspired tower was given the nickname “The Cathedral of Commerce”. The building rises to a height of 792 feet in lower Manhattan.



The backside of the building features a deep light court and structural bracing between the two slender wings. The model is quite small compared to many of my others - roughly 5" x 5" x 15". I found it sort of refreshing to build something small and simple.





LEGO made an octagonal shaped cone that would be perfectly suited for the top of the crown; however this piece has never been made available in the sand green color. I improvised with a cruder design using plates and tiles.





Gothic style architecture is rather difficult to pull off at this small scale due to the intricate levels of detailing. One of the strongest styling elements in the Woolworth building façade are the horizontal divisions.

Here, I have incorporated rows of clip plates that separate the façade into sections and help give the appearance of more complex detailing. This visual cue also separates this form of styling from my usual art deco approach which uses continuous rows of tile grille elements to emphasize uninterrupted strong vertical lines.






Comments

  February 25, 2012
question how many stacked brick equal 100 ft in your scale
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  January 25, 2012
Quoting benjamin washington i have a question, does everyone but me forget that the Eiffel Tower was built first in 1889 and was 984 ft.
It was tallest structure, but not the tallest building.
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  January 24, 2012
i have a question, does everyone but me forget that the Eiffel Tower was built first in 1889 and was 984 ft. Anyway nice building i built a smaller less interesting model of it.
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  July 21, 2011
Excellent rendition of an architectural icon! Picture perfect!
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  July 20, 2011
excellent build.
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  July 19, 2011
Just excellent!
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  July 19, 2011
Gorgeous, Spencer!
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  July 18, 2011
Just beautiful, fantastic details given the scale, awesome work here!
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  July 18, 2011
I was just there on Thursday. Amazing build!
Spencer  R.
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Sam Knavel
  July 17, 2011
This is epic! I love it!
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  July 17, 2011
This is actually a really good model in all aspects! Being that it's such a famous and beautiful building, yet a relatively small model, this proves that really cool skyscrapers can be built and still be highly affordable at such a small scale! At a retail level (although unlikely) I could see this model being no more than $250!
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  July 17, 2011
amazing design!
  July 17, 2011
Building a micro-scale model of this detailed gothic skyscraper presents quite a challenge but I see that you were once again equal to the task. The original structure is one of the most beautiful skyscrapers ever built. I look forward to future additions to your micro-skyline.
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  July 17, 2011
Great job, it looks very realistic.
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  July 17, 2011
i only know it from some pics...but yours look perfect !!!!
 
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