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Jun 19, 2011, 1:51 PM
First post here. Hi! I came across this forum during my search for 3D models of the original World Trade Center complex. I noticed that several users here, most notably STR, have their own versions of the complex. I thought I'd share mine, which is a work in progress.

I'll post most of my pictures as thumbnail links to keep things clean. Click to enlarge.

http://users.tpg.com.au/fade2blk/WTC/WTC_A_001_S.jpg (http://users.tpg.com.au/fade2blk/WTC/WTC_A_001_L.jpg) http://users.tpg.com.au/fade2blk/WTC/WTC_A_002_S.jpg (http://users.tpg.com.au/fade2blk/WTC/WTC_A_002_L.jpg)
http://users.tpg.com.au/fade2blk/WTC/WTC_A_003_S.jpg (http://users.tpg.com.au/fade2blk/WTC/WTC_A_003_L.jpg) http://users.tpg.com.au/fade2blk/WTC/WTC_A_006_S.jpg (http://users.tpg.com.au/fade2blk/WTC/WTC_A_006_L.jpg) http://users.tpg.com.au/fade2blk/WTC/WTC_A_005_S.jpg (http://users.tpg.com.au/fade2blk/WTC/WTC_A_005_L.jpg)

I, unfortunately, do not have access to the original blueprints. I'm using the architectural plans which were leaked in 2007, and they only cover Tower 1. On the upside, there's a plethora of information (http://wtc.nist.gov/) relating to the complex over at NIST, so I should be able to model the plaza and surrounding buildings with relative accuracy.

Also, the exterior of the towers are not textured yet. I'm using basic VRay materials until I can work out how to apply realistic textures. 2 WTC is, at the moment, a clone of 1 WTC as well.

Here's two structural renders. The first depicts floor spacing, which was typically 12 feet, though it varied for certain floors. This elevation image (http://users.tpg.com.au/fade2blk/WTC/WTC_FloorSpacing.jpg) shows the actual measurements. For the second image, I've cut away elements like the spandrel plates and floor trusses at a certain point to reveal the core columns. They are basically placeholders until I get around to modelling their various dimensions as they run up the building.


And finally, a quick render of the lobby in 1 WTC. The materials, like those on the exterior of the building, are temporary and it's still a work in progress that requires many additional objects.

http://users.tpg.com.au/fade2blk/WTC/WTC_A_007_S.jpg (http://users.tpg.com.au/fade2blk/WTC/WTC_A_007_L.jpg)

Jun 21, 2011, 5:17 PM
Wow! That's pretty awesome!! Keep up the good work!