Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas
Spencer, I would VERY interested to see how you managed the angled facade of 1WTC. I would like to apply that method to other buildings as well. Do you have any closeups of it or any shots showing it during construction?
I have construction shots, but honestly they don't show the techniques any better.
It's a pretty simple method. You build right triangle shaped sections out of plates and connect them along their opposite edges, using whatever favorite method, to form a wedge shape. Each wedge becomes a face of the tower. The trick to getting the shared angled edges to somewhat
blend is to use elements that have a very thin edge along those edges. The edges are not a perfect match between their faces, but it's effective. In this case, I used clear Panel 1 x 2 x 1
and Slope 30 1 x 1 x 2/3
elements to create those shared edges.
As I said, the methodology is simple, but the real key to this model was the weeks and weeks I spent refining the edges and underlying blue elements to tighten up the gaps and enhance visual harmony and structural continuity. There wasn't a blueprint for that, just repetitive trial and error.