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Old December 12th, 2004, 02:02 AM   #1
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STR's Skyscraper Models

For new models, go to skyscrapermodels.us

Here's the best (and pretty much only) source for free paper skyscraper models. Each is a result of hours of hard work as well as trial and error. All of my models are precisely scaled at 1:1700 or 142ft per inch and 50cm per pixel, so you can compare exactly how tall two buildings are to each other.

Each is constructed of cardstock, wich is available at any office supply store. Click the name of the building to go to its thread.

Needed Materials: cardstock, toothpicks, white glue, gluestick

Other Motes: Image resolution should be done at 87 pixels per inch, to make sure this is your setting, save the image to your hard drive. Open it with Paint and press ctrl-A then ctrl-c. Then hit ctrl-n to open a new file and ctrl-v to paste the old image into the new file. Then save over the old file. The model should print at the correct scale.

Completed models as of 6/10/05


Aon Center, Chicago
Building Height: 1,136ft (347m) - Model: Height 8.0in (20cm)
Difficulty: Medium - Assembly time: 1-2 Hours

Bank of China, Hong Kong
Building Height 1,209ft (369m) - Model Height 8.5in (22cm)
Difficulty: Easy - Assembly time: <1 Hour

CITIC Plaza, Guangzhou
Building Height 1,283ft (391m) - Model Height 9.0in (23cm)
Difficulty: Easy - Assembly time: <1 Hour

Cheung Kong Centre
Building Height 951ft (290m) - Model Height 6.7in (17cm)
Difficulty: Easy - Assembly time: <1 Hour

Chrysler Building, New York
Building Height 1,046ft (320m) - Model Height 7.4in (19cm)
Difficulty: Medium - Assembly time: 2-4 Hours

CNA Plaza, Chicago
Difficulty: Easy - Assembly time: <1 Hour

Empire State Building, New York
Building Height 1,252ft (382m) - Model Height 10.4in (26cm)
Difficulty: Hard - Assembly time: 2-4 Hours

First Canadian Place

Great Pyramid of Khufu, Giza
Structure Height: 481ft (147m) - Model Height 4in (10cm)
Difficulty: Easy - Assembly time: <1 Hour

Jin Mao Building, Shanghai
Building Height 1,381ft (422m) - Model Height 9.7in (25cm)
Difficulty: Hard - Assembly time: 4+ Hours

John Hancock Center, Chicago

MLC Centre, Sydney
Building Height 748ft(228m) - Model Height 5.2in (13cm)
Difficulty: Medium - Assembly time: <1 Hour

OUB Centre, Singapore
Building Height 919ft(280m) - Model Height 6.4in (16cm)
Difficulty: Easy - Assembly time: <1 Hour


Sears Tower
Building Height 1,450ft (443m) - Model Height 12.2in (31cm)
Difficulty: Hard - Assembly time: 1-2 Hours


World's Tallest Building: Taipei 101, Taiwan
Building Height: 1,667ft (508m) - Model Height 11.7in (30cm)
Difficulty: Hard - Assembly time: 2-4 Hours


Trump Building, 40 Wall Street, New York
Building Height: 927ft (283m) - Model Height 7.9in (20cm)
Difficulty: Hard - Assembly time: 2-4 Hours


Trump World Tower, New York
Difficulty: Easy - Assembly time: <1 Hour

World Trade Center, New York
Building Heights 1,368ft; 1,362ft; 540ft (418m; 416m; 165m) - Model Height 12.2in (31cm)
Difficulty: Medium - Assembly time: 2-4 Hours


New 7 World Trade Center
Building Height 750ft (229m) - Model Height 6in (16cm)
Difficulty: Easy - Assembly time: <1 Hour


Building height is official. Model height is the length from base to highest point, including antennas and other structural elements that aren't part of the building proper. In case of buildings that are either destroyed or decayed, the orignial height of the buildings is used.

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Old December 12th, 2004, 08:26 AM   #2
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beautiful stuff u have there
wonderfully talented
keep the quality up!
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Old December 12th, 2004, 10:19 AM   #3
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ONLY THE BEST!!!

And the model on the right??! I don't remind the name... 40 Wall Street?? It's a new model?
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Old December 12th, 2004, 08:35 PM   #4
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Amazing. All the effort really does pay off. They look incredible.
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Old December 13th, 2004, 12:34 AM   #5
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And the model on the right??! I don't remind the name... 40 Wall Street?? It's a new model?
Yes, that's the Trump Building at 40 Wall. It's available here. I'll upload the Pyramid tomorrow, then a few days after that, the Chrysler Building, followed by the Pirelli Building, then Empire State.
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Old December 13th, 2004, 01:31 AM   #6
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The WTC complex looks ridiculously good
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Old December 14th, 2004, 03:57 AM   #7
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hehehe the great pyramid! that would go well amongst the newyork giants! If u want a real challenge make the Parthenon! lol...i love all ur buildings there really good. I just am too slck to print them off and make them. lol. ok that all from me !!! keep them commin!
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Old December 15th, 2004, 02:03 AM   #8
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my mum once many years ago did one of the eiffel tower it was really cool
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 03:03 AM   #10
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Most of my New York Models, almost done with ESB, just got put the mast together.
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Old December 23rd, 2004, 06:24 AM   #11
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The top photo has been updated to include ESB and Chrysler.
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Old December 23rd, 2004, 06:34 AM   #12
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great collect there! models are great!
ive done hundreds of models over the years. i do them at scale 1;1000.

heres some in my display cabinet at Sydney city council foyer


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Old December 23rd, 2004, 06:43 AM   #13
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I've seen those. Most impressive.

Is that Grollo in the back?
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Old December 28th, 2004, 10:13 PM   #14
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These models are so cool. If they could be made cheap/fast enough they could be highly marketable. Alot of people such as myself would love to have scale models of our favourite buildings.
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Old January 4th, 2005, 04:03 AM   #15
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The only way these things could be sold is in kit form, however I don't think even my best model is worth buying. In fact I started making these things 2 1/2 years ago when I saw a crappy ceramic WTC commorative for sale in a magazine. I thought "I could do better than this." and I did. Eventually I made 20 models scaled at 5ft per pixel, most of them are shown below.



That was it for over a year. Then I registered here, and eventually found this section. At the time it was quite dead. No one had posted anything new in weeks. Eventually, I got back into the building mood, and two months later we find ourselves here.

I have recieved a couple of offers to sell-out, but unless selling paper models online suddenly starts paying enough for me to quit my part time job, I'll keep these free for everyone who wants their own little slice of the metropolis.
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Old January 4th, 2005, 03:59 PM   #16
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STR, I really appreciate your decision to keep your amazing models free for everyone. You´re a very nice person. Thanks!

One more thing: can you post the prototype version of United Nations, Transamerica Pyramid, Water Tower Place, Taipei 101 and JHC? But just if won´t bother you. And how do you put the toothpicks in the top??? The glue that I use doesn´t works.

And a suggestion: I think you could post the prototype of a building everytime you finish it. After this, update the building with the new version, if you made one.
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I don't do any of the "prototypes" anymore, the models in post #15 are over a year old. They don't look nearly as good as the new ones. I post the new models here almost a soon as I finish my model so I can take a photo of it.

This is the glue I use for attaching the toothpicks, and the pieces of the models.
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Old January 5th, 2005, 05:58 AM   #18
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I noticed First Canadian Place was removed from the list. Have you changed your mind about that one? I was a little excited about that one. Just curious. If your not up to it anymore, no worries
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^I was wondering the same thing.
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Old January 5th, 2005, 07:21 AM   #20
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I'm in a Hong Kong mood right now. The main reason I'm going east is that, with the exception of three buildings (plus the pyramid) all of the models are of North American buildings. US specifically, but both of our nation's buildings look pretty similar. At least the big ones do. So, I don't want 15 available models and 20 "Cooming Soon!"s up there.

I'll get to Canada soon enough. I'm looking into FCP, Commerce Court West, and that wedge-looking tower that's the tallest in Montreal, as well the the cruciform tower from the Request Thread. Then I'm trying to figure out how to make a CN Tower that is easy to assemble and doesn't look like crap.
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