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Chrysler Building, New York City
This model consists of 4,765 pieces.
About this creation
My fourth skyscraper based off Spencer Rezkalla's original design. The model took about four days to design and three months to complete. The Chrysler Building was the tallest building in the world for almost a year before it was dethroned by another building a few blocks away; The Empire State Building . The model features over 1,800 rare very light gray 1x1 plates. Completed May 17, 2010.

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Construction photos here

LEGOŽ Digital Designer file here

When viewed head-on, the light gray grill tiles are the most visible details.










The famed Art Deco style crown of the Chrysler Building. Spencer and I both wish that the crown's pieces were available in metallic silver color!










E 42nd St










The back of the building. In reality, the part of the building next to the brown structure is angled outward away from the rest of the building.










Directly overhead










Lexington Ave
The front of the building showing the different levels.










Back of the building showing details of the levels.










Lexington Ave
Main entrance










The four steel sculptures above the round silver windows.










My favorite detail of this building are the narrowing effects starting at the 1x1 tile with the paneled corner, above which are the 45-degree angle eagle head statues represented by clip plates, leading up to the offset very light gray columns with the arches on top of them.










Looking up










The seperation of the model from its base.



Comments

 I like it 
  May 27, 2014
Is there any way you could either put the excel sheet of the parts online or email it to me? I would like to know how much it would cost to order it via lego.com.....
 I like it 
  July 18, 2011
Great job! Level of detail is just amazing... And I really appreciate you're sharing project files of all your creations... Thank you!
 I like it 
  June 14, 2011
Good! Did you know my ansestors built it!
 I like it 
  April 6, 2011
Brilliant!
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  January 2, 2011
Hey Gang!! Johnny and I had the pleasure of seeing this beauty at the Northbrook Lego Store today. It's a stunning piece for it's scale, and we can see a lot of great things coming from Rocco in the days to come. Fantastic work!
 I made it 
  November 15, 2010
Quoting Michael obregon so super cool do you know if you could put a download instructions so i can build it!
Click on the above link labeled "Download LEGO Digital Designer file here" and you will find a page with all my creations downloadable via LDD.
 I like it 
  November 15, 2010
so super cool do you know if you could put a download instructions so i can build it!
 I made it 
  September 17, 2010
Quoting David Bridges I have seen in your construction photos a list of parts needed for each model's construction. It looks like Excel. Did you count out each type of bricks you needed and create the list youself?
Glad you asked. Yes, it is Excel and that's how I make all my parts lists. I don't count pieces individually on LDD, though. For a high quantity part such as the 1x1 clear plates in the Sears, I isolate them, delete the rest of the building, then generate a building guide. Then I use the option "generate html building guide". This gives you an exact count of the pieces. Then I go back to LDD and undo the deletion and delete the part I just got the count of after I type it into excel. Then once I'm done I make sure not to save the LDD file because then all the pieces I deleted while making the parts list would be gone.
  September 17, 2010
I have seen in your construction photos a list of parts needed for each model's construction. It looks like Excel. Did you count out each type of bricks you needed and create the list youself? Sorry if this is a below par question. David
 I made it 
  September 15, 2010
Quoting Erik Rennick I want one for my living room!!!!
There is a link to an LDD file above where you can download then purchase the parts via LEGO or bricklink.
  September 15, 2010
I want one for my living room!!!!
 I like it 
  September 13, 2010
still one of the greatest buildings in the world, and a exellent repoduction.
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  September 5, 2010
This is quite amazing! One thing that has been requested of me in the past is to load pictures in 'large' at the bottom of the upload photos thing, that way people don't have click to see the pictures. Well done on this architectural icon!
 
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