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Old November 13th, 2008, 04:08 PM   #1
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Build your own Philadelphia Project - Help Needed

It might take me some time but I plan on building
Models of the tall/historic buildings in Philadelphia PA USA,

I'm trying to stick to the 1:1700 scale that seems to become
the standard here, its a good size for people with limited display space.
If it goes well I'll try to offer a larger scale, I plan on using vector
based art such as an adobe illustrator or pdf file so pixels wont be a
problem.

My biggest road block besides spare time is finding good street level photos
and dimensions of the footprint of the buildings.
Google Earth is great for finding a "site plan" or layout of the building
Only drawback is using cars or roads to scale by.

Heights are easy to find out but its easier to build when you have at least 2 known dimensions.

Since 9/11 info on public buildings is tough to come by on line, I have some
good books on skyscrapers but not everyone published.

Any dimensions or elevation views of these buildings would be apreciated
send me a private message or post them here.
Also good clear photos are appreciated as well

When I'm done I'll share them here, free.
I plan on doing (with time):

1&2 Liberty Place
Comcast Building
Mellon Bank Building
Verizon or Bell Atlantic Building
Cira Center
Verizon Building
PSFS Building
Blue Cross Tower
Commerce Square Buildings
Independance Hall
US Customs Building
Or any other significant part of the Philly skyline
I can have the time to design.

Any dimensions or elevation views of these buildings would be apreciated
If you can help post them here.

Thanks! Jason
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Old October 5th, 2009, 10:25 PM   #2
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Anyone Interested? I picked back up on this hobby again & I'm still
looking for help with sizes & dimensions, where do you guys get the info to
scale the drawings so quickly?
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Old October 5th, 2009, 11:57 PM   #3
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That would be cool!

I usually just look on wikipedia and skyscraperpage.com
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Old October 6th, 2009, 02:01 AM   #4
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yea me too
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lets just build a massive block of pure concrete.... nobody will be able to knock that down.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 06:22 AM   #5
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Wow that is a really cool idea.
Sorry I would have no idea how to get those plans.
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Wow lots of demands for new buildings but not too much of a response when
asking for help, I can see why the other designers get tired of this forum quickly, its become more of a "paper modelers & collectors" forum,

I'm trying to create some new projects to share but its like pulling teeth
to get help arround here some times.

Thank You, STR, Rei, Nightfly, Pig in a Poke, I appreciatethe effort
you guys put into this hobby!
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Old November 1st, 2009, 04:10 AM   #7
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i made the comcast center
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