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.
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.
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 :-(
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.
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.
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!