"712 5th Avenue is a 650 ft-tall (200 m) skyscraper at 56th Street and Fifth Avenue in the Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It was constructed from 1990 to 1991 and is the 53rd tallest building in New York City. The tower's design had to accommodate the landmarked facades of the Coty and Rizzoli Buildings at the base of the tower. It was purchased by the Bannister Trust in 2007 in a "Private Treaty", and placed in "Property Fund #1" managed by JP Morgan. The building is sometimes referred to as the Henri Bendel building."
About this creation
Right after building the Crown Building, I decided to make its neighbouring skyscraper - '712 5th Avenue'. At first I was skeptical about the design of this building, while it's very tall and slender it is one of my least favourite skyscrapers in both real-life and lego form.
-Infact my favourite part of this Lego Creation is the; Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.
This MOC features 730 pieces and was made in Lego Digital Designer.
At first the design of this building looks very basic- it is tall, slender, square shaped and dosn't appear to have too much detail. I used those old 1x1 bricks with the studs on the side, using the open square at the back as windows. I then built a stack of black bricks on the inside to represent the glass. Personally I think this building looks a bit too short and stocky compared to its real-life counter part but I had to keep it smaller then my Trump Tower for it to be in scale... well, sort of.
At the top of the tower, the basic square shape changes slightly and it was important to me to include this feature. I feel like the tan corners clash with the white a bit but it's the only suitable colour I could really find. Somewhere between the two colours would have been ideal.
One part of this creation that recieved the most detail was the bit at street level, I used a variety of techniques to try and replicate these much smaller buildings.
As mentioned before- my favourite part of this MOC has to be the Fitfh Avenue Presbyterian Church. I feel I really pulled off the design of this building and still included a lot of detail in such a small confined space. It took a lot of toying-around to get the shape and design right but I like the end result.
The back of this block of buildings, again, is un-complete. This means I will probably work on the neighbouring buildings at some point in the future just like with the Crown Building.
Here is 712 5th Avenue with its surrounding buildings. It is located South of the Crown Building which can be found here and South East of the Trump Tower and IBM Building that can be found here and here.
Since I built this right after I uploaded the Crown Building itself I thought I could have uploaded the two buildings together, but instead I will just leave off with this final image here.