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Renaissance Center, Detroit
microfig scale model of the tallest building in Detroit
About this creation
The model is about 14 inches (0.45m) tall and is approximately the same scale as my other microscale skyscrapers. It is constructed on an area of 48x64 studs. The iconic Renaissance Center has been the tallest building in Detroit for thirty years. The complex includes four 39 story towers that surround a central 73 story Marriott hotel. At 5.5 million square feet, the Renaissance Center is one of the largest office complexes in the world.

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An aerial view of the complex











An view looking south from what would be the Detroit River. At this 45 degree angle, one of the smaller towers is obscured from view.





Looking straight down shows the layout of the central cylindrical tower and the four smaller surrounding office towers.









The main entrance to the Renaissance Center. Visible in the photo is the curving People Mover elevated train track.








The riverfront Wintergarden atrium. Inside is a small multi-story shopping complex.











The front of the complex facing Jefferson Avenue. The People Mover (Detroit's small elevated train system) has a station that is connected via walkway to the Renaissance Center.












Comments

 I like it 
  November 25, 2011
Man, I wish I could find something like this in my town (Detroit). I was wondering for years whether or not there was gonna be a Lego building of the RenCen. I've seen some of the Guardian, as well as another building whose name escapes me at the moment. should I come across any model of our buildings downtown, I'm gonna invest in some.
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  July 22, 2011
Again, very nice work. I am from the Detroit area and it is nice to see one of our buildings get the lego treatment. I actually made one in lego architecture scale if you want to check it out. My only complaint is not with your model but with the building itself. Detroit would have been much better served with 5 (7 if you count the two adjacent residential towers)different buildings rather than one giant doom fortress. In fact, the building was meant to unite the city with the river front, but instead completely blocks it :-(
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  May 23, 2010
I love it I wish I had one
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  April 19, 2008
An amazing creation. A lot of time and effort has gone into this and it shows. Incredible work.
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  April 9, 2008
I think I hear Mr. Young crying in the corner. Beautiful work Spencer. Nuff said. Later ~ Chris.
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  April 7, 2008
Spencer does Detroit! Impressive detail as usual. The only negative (which is due to the limitations of Lego rather than of Spencer) is that the trans-black is a bit too dark. Even though I looked directly at the model when I attended Brickbash in Ann Arbor, I only noticed the 1x2 grill plates inside the central cylinder when I looked at a photo (with flash enabled) of the model. Too bad there wasn't a slightly less black trans-black. Other than that minor quibble, it is a great microscale model.
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  April 7, 2008
Men, is amazing the use of pieces. Incredible, one of the most creativity and spectacular MOCs i even seen here
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  April 7, 2008
very good i love the center pole i can see that you used black quarter cilinder panels but what did piece did u use for the top flat smooth bit.also i looked at pictures of that building on google images and it looks almost the same. i also love the front and back windows you did that looks like a big glass building.
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  April 7, 2008
Excellent design! There is one detail you left off, the GM logo, since it is their current world HQ. Again, great job!
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  April 7, 2008
Great work all around. I am actually finding the details at ground level and the base of the towers more interesting than the towers themselves, and the towers are excellent.
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  April 6, 2008
Absolutely beautiful. Terrific use of parts and colors for a very convincing model. Really well done!
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  April 6, 2008
All of your buildings are great, this one included. I wish you had better lighting on all of them so I could see some more details on the construction. As far as I can tell, you just spraypainted some tp rolls black!
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  April 6, 2008
Spencer, this is really impressive. I saw this in Joe's photos from Brick Bash and assumed it was yours as it was next to your Taipei 101. I just blogged this on MicroBricks.
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  April 6, 2008
My dad me and my brothers stay there every year to go to the Detroit international autoshow.(Actually We've only been ging since 2006 so yeah.)
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  April 6, 2008
Wow, the word 'exquisite' comes to mind. A beautiful model of a beautiful building. Excellent work.
 
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