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Trinity Church, Albany, NY
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.
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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.





Comments

 I like it 
  September 19, 2011
Stunning!
 I like it 
  September 14, 2011
That is gorgeous, I real work of art my friend. Best Of Luck.~Marty
 I like it 
  September 14, 2011
That is gorgeous, I real work of art my friend. Best Of Luck.~Marty
 I made it 
  September 1, 2011
Thanks, everyone, for all the kind words. -Bill
 I like it 
  September 1, 2011
Beautiful build. I love the arches over the front doors, and the stained glass is really quite stunning.
 I like it 
  August 31, 2011
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!
 I like it 
  August 31, 2011
Beautiful! Great build.
 I made it 
  August 29, 2011
Quoting Jonathan Lopes Absolutely stunning. Excellent work.
Wow, coming from you that is high praise! Thanks, Jonathan, you have long been one of my favorite builders. -Bill
 I like it 
  August 29, 2011
Absolutely stunning. Excellent work.
 I like it 
  August 29, 2011
It is a shame the real one couldn't be saved. I hate to see beautiful old structures demolished. But you have, at least, preserved it in Lego! Very nice work!
 I like it 
  August 28, 2011
Very nice.
 
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