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United Nations Headquarters, 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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An overview of the complex as seen from the East River. Construction started in 1947 and finished in 1952. The site is dominated by the 39 story Secretariat Building. FDR drive runs along the river and passes beneath the center. The model is constructed upon two large 15”x15” baseplates


This is a new glass façade technique for me. A trans blue plate and tile are stacked together and then wedged between black 1x2x2 panels that provide the detail of a small dividing spandrel. The “windows” themselves are held firmly in place by a friction fit.





One of my favorite details is this spiral underground parking ramp in front of the entrance to the Secretariat Building..




The dome of the General Assembly Building. The flags of the member nations lie along First Avenue to the right.







One final look at the model.



Comments

 I like it 
  May 19, 2013
Nice clean yet complex facade appearance; not sure I understand how you did it, but the results are great.
  April 26, 2012
Do you like Star Wars? Do you like Halo?
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  October 6, 2011
I like the idea this is very nice and very well done!!! I like it! Can you come see my u-boat?
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  July 28, 2011
Beautiful as always! Excellent work!
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  July 26, 2011
This is serious work!
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  July 25, 2011
Wonderful! Very realistic! Congratulations!
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  July 25, 2011
What an useless organization but what an outstanding work on their headquarters!
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  July 24, 2011
awesome design!
 I made it 
  July 22, 2011
Quoting Eric Warren Lol, the river is such a nice shade of gray. True to life!
lol, yea there was no way I was going to make the East River appear blue!
 I like it 
  July 22, 2011
Lol, the river is such a nice shade of gray. True to life!
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  July 21, 2011
Yeah that underground parking is pretty trick. Great job!
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  July 21, 2011
Great!
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  July 21, 2011
Excellent. Next; All of Manhattan en Micro-modules!
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  July 21, 2011
wow! looks just like it does in real life! have you been there? it's quite a sight; all those flags!
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  July 21, 2011
They just get better! I'm really loving the greenery work on this and the little flags add just the right splash of color.~H
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  July 21, 2011
Stunning.
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  July 21, 2011
Oh, this one's a knockout! Thanks for sharing that building tip with the trans plates and tiles, as well - have to log that one away for future reference. Meanwhile, brilliant work!
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  July 21, 2011
Very nice representation of the building, looks very nice. It's an interesting place to visit, and I'm glad you included the row of flags, a nice detail that really enhances the model.
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  July 21, 2011
WOW! But I can;t figure out how you built it with the plate and tile thing.
Spencer  R.
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Sam Knavel
  July 20, 2011
Wow! I had plans to make this!
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  July 20, 2011
This is spectacular. The technique you used for the facade has many possibilities (even for a mosaic!)
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  July 20, 2011
Wow Spencer! Amazing job. I love how you did the general assembly building! I actually toured Mahattan via double decker bus yesterday and when we passed this building, the tour guide said that the entire complex is undergoing extensive rennovations because the buildings aren;t lasting as long as they originally intended them to. Just a little fun fact! Anyway, great overall job!
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  July 20, 2011
Very cool! I love the landscaping!
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  July 20, 2011
Wow, Spencer, you really got the feel and the look of the UN Headquarters - amazing!
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  July 20, 2011
WOW, This is huge!
 
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