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GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City
This model consists of 5,675 pieces.
About this creation
My eigth skyscraper based off of Spencer Rezkalla's original design. The GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, completed in 1933, forms the centerpiece of the Rockefeller Center in New York City. With nicknames like "The Slab" and "30 Rock," the GE Building serves as the headquarters of the NBC television network. The building is also known for its exceptionally festive Christmastime decorations. At its base, a several-story-tall Christmas tree stands above the sunken plaza's ice skating rink which features the famous statue of Prometheus.

This model is my fouth skyscraper from New York. To replicate the vertical beams of the facade between the building's windows, over 800 tan grill tiles, mounted sideways, are used. The model took nearly five whole days to design, about fourty-eight hours to build, and an overall three months to complete. Model completed February 1, 2011.

More photos on Brickshelf

Construction photos here

LEGOŽ Digital Designer file here

The two smaller buildings in front of 30 Rock. Notice how I used tiles, as opposed to plates, underneath the clear pieces so as to avoid seeing studs through the "windows" of the model.








The sunken plaza featuring the famous ice skating rink in front of the statue of Prometheus. Behind this is the massive Christmas tree featured in just about every NYC-based holiday movie including "Elf" and "Home Alone 2: Lost In New York."








A close-up of the tree and the main entrance to 30 Rock.








I managed to replicate the vertical windows here by placing various tiles and plates sideways.








The small highrise attached to 30 Rock.








Various SNOT techniques replicate the back entrance of the GE Building.








The model features a lot of half-stud setbacks to accurately represent the tiers of the real building.








A rooftop garden with a pool.








Two rooftop pools on the smaller buildings.








This picture shows one of my favorite details of the building. That detail is the fact that the vertical beams represented by the tan grill tiles match the exact number of beams in real life.








"Top of the Rock" rooftop observatory.








Looking down the back of 30 Rock.








Looking up!








Directly overhead.








The setbacks at the upper floors.








All the front-side setbacks.








The top building in this picture actually has a LEGOŽ Retail Store in it in real life.








The art deco giants of the world! From left to right: Chrysler Building, GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, and Empire State Building.




Comments

 I like it 
  February 5, 2011
Very good. You just need to add the radome (white technic ball joint) on Top Of The Rock. http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/srezkall/skyscrapers/rockefeller/026.jpg
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  February 3, 2011
Really great job.
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  February 3, 2011
As usual, great job!
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  February 3, 2011
Impressive build quality! Well done, Dude!
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  February 3, 2011
Wow, no way, I love this! Fantastic work.
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  February 3, 2011
Your New York Architecture is great. If you want to try something else with an Art Decco style you should take a look at this http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=2526 One of my personal favorites.
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  February 3, 2011
Dude...Thats completely awesome..i really like this model..first i though..umm..what will it look like..and now...it's simply amazing..nice details ( like every model) and..perfect scale.. I love your models so much brother ;) Greetz from germany Rico
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  February 3, 2011
very impressive for a micro! it looks very realistic, clean, and professional! definitively as good as an official maquette! bravo! a micro masterpiece!
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  February 3, 2011
Gorgeous!
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  February 3, 2011
Wow!!!! Increadible... Woooowww!!!! Are you planning on constructing the rest of the buildings?
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  February 3, 2011
Excellent stuff! Thanks for doing such a big job in sharing also the instructions of your constructions.
Rocco Buttliere
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sam knavel
  February 2, 2011
Beautiful, I love it! Could you please check out my city?
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  February 2, 2011
wow! that's amazing!
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  February 2, 2011
This is great, and it definitely captures the look of the Rockefeller Centre. I was there just a month ago, and the Lego store you mentioned is really good, despite its small size. I'm pretty sure it was on the right side of the plaza though (that's probably what you meant anyway).
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  February 2, 2011
So I'm having trouble saying anything right now since my jaw cracked when it hit the floor. AMAZING
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  February 2, 2011
These are great! both of them!
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  February 2, 2011
Beautiful architecture.
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  February 2, 2011
Absolutely stunning - thank you for taking the time to take pictures of all the various angles of the building, this is one I would love to see up-close :)
 
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