Announcing my first large-scale skyscraper complex LEGO model:
The World Financial Center in New York!
Image Credit: urt.parsons.edu
A few rough estimates-
Estimated Completion: March 2012- May 2012
Estimated Parts Total Count: 15,000- 20,000 pieces
I plan to first complete the the four main buildings of the complex digitally and then in the flesh... or ABS/polycarbonate plastic rather
After that, I will begin work on the remaining attaching lower floors which allow access to all four buildings and then the grounds.
Originally, I considered designing the complex in a pre-9/11 state so that I could attach it to my previously completed former World Trade Center model. However, after much consideration, I decided that post-9/11 would be best as it's been nearly ten years since and besides moving on, making the model in a present state will allow for possible future addition of the new World Trade Center complex. This decision was also based on the unavailability of copper colored bricks for the rooftops because like the Statue of Liberty, the roofs have oxidized and turned a color that is most closely resembled by LEGO's sand green color.
Here's what I have so far in LDD:
Both together though obviously not facing each other at the same angle as they will be when completed.
Images from my Brickshelf gallery
Buildings 1 & 4 will be finished digitally soon.