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America's architectural response to the tragedy of 9/11, One World Trade Center in New York City stands a symbolic 1,776 feet tall and is the tallest building in both America and the Western Hemisphere. My lego interpretation stands 8 feet tall, uses 25,000 bricks and took 8 months to build. Please enjoy.






















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  September 12, 2017
Check out the ESB by Michael LaBelle (also on mocpages). Probably the most accurate in terms of setbacks and window sizes and counts. The proportions are not quite right though (it's vertically stretched). If you can do the ESB as big as that one you really can do it justice (you wouldn't have to make all the compromises needed to make it smaller). Speaking of setbacks in art deco buildings the one I am working on now (70 Pine Street) surely takes the cake. The ESB had 7-8 sections from what I recall and this one has nearly 20 ! Should be fun to build once I figure out all the pieces I need.
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  September 11, 2017
Thanks so much! It really only comes apart in 3 sections. The blue tower comes off the base, and the communication rings/spire come off the top. I was invited to bring the model to the top of the real One World Trade for an interview, and it was a challenge getting it there. I plan on bringing it to Brickfair NJ in a couple of weeks. The shape is actually very simple, but turns complex with Lego with all the diagonals. In toying with an Empire State Building design, I'm finding the ESB to be harder, figuring out the proportions of all the setbacks, and all of the art deco detail. Once you get the shape of One World Trade, thats really all there is to it. Best of luck to you!
Quoting Deep Shen Wow, amazing work. Can this be easily taken apart into sections for transportation ? I am assuming you will display it in Brickfair. I wanted to do the One World Trade Center myself but couldn't figure out how to achieve it's unique shape (given my limited Lego experience). I may revisit it some day.
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  September 11, 2017
Wow, amazing work. Can this be easily taken apart into sections for transportation ? I am assuming you will display it in Brickfair. I wanted to do the One World Trade Center myself but couldn't figure out how to achieve it's unique shape (given my limited Lego experience). I may revisit it some day.
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  August 6, 2017
Quoting david drake WOW! 8 feet tall!! What dictated the scale of it to be that tall? Other buildings you already built that you wanted this one to be in true relative scale to?
Thank you! Actually a few things dictated the scale. I started designing it based on the dimensions of my Sears Tower moc. Then, as my design progressed, it was really important to me to get the angles of the isosceles triangles that make up the tower as close as possible to the real building. That actually increased the height. And finallly, when taking into account the spire, I was limited to the 8 foot ceilings in my house (it actually just barely skims my ceiling.) in the end I think I got the proportions pretty close, but now my Sears tower needs to be made taller to make it in the same height scale! Thanks so much, I love your skyscraper models. Your work is awesome. Do you go to any of the Brickfairs? I'll be at Brickfair NJ in September.
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  August 6, 2017
Quoting adam thelegofan rutland amazing job!:D
Thanks so much!
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  August 6, 2017
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus I find it hard to make a compliment that would not apply to both your creation and apparently its source material. This statement, I think, is the most telling compliment to your work.
Thank you!!
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  August 5, 2017
WOW! 8 feet tall!! What dictated the scale of it to be that tall? Other buildings you already built that you wanted this one to be in true relative scale to?
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  July 23, 2017
amazing job!:D
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  July 22, 2017
I find it hard to make a compliment that would not apply to both your creation and apparently its source material. This statement, I think, is the most telling compliment to your work.
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  July 19, 2017
Quoting Sven ;o) This time I can say that I have seen this beautiful building from inside and outside. It offers an awesome view over NYC's skyline and surrounding region. Yours is a beautiful Lego replica of the real one and you did a fantastic job.
Thanks so much for the kind words. I'm glad you feel my work did the real building justice!
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  July 19, 2017
Quoting Allan Hall Wow, beautiful build.
Thank you!
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  July 19, 2017
Quoting Mark Kelso Beautiful work! I'd love to see this thing in person. The pics don't do justice to the scale of it. (Unfortunately, they rarely do with larger works.)
Thanks so much, your large works are insane. I am planning on bringing my model to Brickfair NJ in September, but thats the only public display I have in mind right now.
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  July 19, 2017
Quoting Justin Li Awesome work capturing the shape of the building!
Thanks, it was a little tricky!
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  July 19, 2017
Quoting Jeremy McCreary Very impressive in size and detail.
Thank you, thats exactly what I was going for.
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  July 19, 2017
Quoting Jonathan Lopes Fantastic build. So many aspects of this blow me away. Nice work Greg!
Thanks so much, your work is incredible.
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  July 19, 2017
Quoting Didier B Wow ! Impressive
Thank you!
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  July 19, 2017
Quoting Paul Wellington Awesome model!
Thanks so much!
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  July 19, 2017
This time I can say that I have seen this beautiful building from inside and outside. It offers an awesome view over NYC's skyline and surrounding region. Yours is a beautiful Lego replica of the real one and you did a fantastic job.
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  July 19, 2017
Wow, beautiful build.
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  July 18, 2017
Beautiful work! I'd love to see this thing in person. The pics don't do justice to the scale of it. (Unfortunately, they rarely do with larger works.)
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  July 18, 2017
Awesome work capturing the shape of the building!
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  July 18, 2017
Very impressive in size and detail.
  July 18, 2017
Fantastic build. So many aspects of this blow me away. Nice work Greg!
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  July 18, 2017
Wow ! Impressive
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  July 17, 2017
Awesome model!
 
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