Trinity Church in Albany, NY was built in 1848. The architect was James Renwick, Jr., who also designed St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.
About this creation
Detail of the front steps and doors.
Detail of the north tower.
A view from the Northeast.
A view from the west, showing the roof (slate tiles not yet added.)
I have no real interior yet. This view shows a sketch of the choir loft and inner front doors. The view is from the west.
This modest Gothic church was built in 1848 for an Episcopal congregation headed by Rev. Edward Selkirk. The architect was James Renwick Jr., who had already earned his reputation as a church architect with his Grace Church in New York City. He later went on to design the grand St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC and the Smithsonian Institution building in Washington, DC.
Unfortunately, time and neglect caused the Albany church to start collapsing in July, 2011, and it had to be demolished. Albany photographer Chuck Miller took an excellent series of pictures of the demolition. You can see them at his Flicker page here.
My LEGO model is largely based on Chuck's photographs. Currently only the facade and the towers are included in the model. I hope to model the entire church in the near future.
I love it! I had to use castle building blocks for my Abbey Hall of The Eulenborg and it took me ages to use them to best effect! You can see part of it in my edition of HIYA magazine on my pages... Well done, fantastic detail!