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Dubai31 May 16, 2012 11:50 PM

Wooden models of New York and Dubai
I am going to be making wooden model of the New York City skyline over the summer. this skyline will range from 17 state street on the tip of Manhattan to the Time Warner twin towers bordering Central Park. all the buildings are built to a scale of one inch equals one hundred feet. The skyline will include over eighty buildings and take about three weeks to build going at a rate of five buildings per day. i am hoping that the this skyline will look good based on the outcome of my Dubai skyline model. New York is expected to begin on june 15th due to school and testing over the next month. the shelf the skyline will go on however will be built sometime in then next two weeks. Until New York can start to be built i will post photos if Dubai and the Shelf with the Layout mapped out. if anyone has any constructive criticism i am open to that and if anyone has a building request and it can fit in the skyline i will try and put it in. Thank You and please check back around the end of may for the Layout.

Dubai31 May 16, 2012 11:58 PM

images of Dubai should be up by the weekend

tele75 May 17, 2012 7:06 PM

Awesome. Can't wait to see them.

Dubai31 May 19, 2012 4:16 PM

The Burj Khalifa and One Dubai

Dubai31 May 19, 2012 4:19 PM

The Dubai Skyline with The Burj Khalifa, The Index Tower, The Emirates Twin Towers, the Burj Al Alam, and others

Dubai31 May 19, 2012 4:20 PM

Today I will Be Going and Buying The Shelfs Wood with luck I will have the shelf Done by Next Week

Dubai31 May 26, 2012 3:31 PM
Marina Dubai, Yes I know that the Nakeel Towers roof is not Correct I have resently Changed It.

Dubai31 May 26, 2012 3:33 PM

Also if anyone happens to have Photos of One Financial Square in lower Manhattan it Would Really Help. Im drawing the layouts for all the buildings and that one is giving me trouble

Dubai31 Jun 11, 2012 1:17 AM

Just added six new towers from the 1st avenue development to be part of the skyline ranging from 7.5'' to 5''

Dubai31 Jun 17, 2012 4:03 PM

The original start date of the 15th was postponed because of family things but the official start date for the buildings in new york is tomorrow and will include 1,2,and 15 penn plaza, 20 times square, and the hyatt time square building.

Dubai31 Jun 19, 2012 3:17 AM

All the buildings will be painted later on in the project but if i have the color on hand i will most likely start painting it right after construction

Dubai31 Jun 19, 2012 3:21 AM
The penn plaza complex with 20 times square behind. buildings set for tomorrow are 17 state street, 55 water street, one financial square, one new york plaza, and the continental center

Dubai31 Jun 20, 2012 7:03 PM

Hey everyone i am going to try and post update pictures every friday and tuesday until the layout is completed. major towers going in over the next few days include the empire state building, the chrysler building, the american international building, and the manhattan west towers.

Dubai31 Jun 22, 2012 9:11 PM
The empire state building under construction looking up at 15 penn plaza

Dubai31 Jun 22, 2012 9:12 PM
Lower manhattan with tallest building american international building.

Dubai31 Jun 27, 2012 2:20 AM
The upper new york skyline with the empire state building, manhattan wests, and the 1st avenue development

Dubai31 Jun 30, 2012 4:08 AM
Times square tower and the morgan stanley hq go into times square. construction has been a little behind this week but i also finished Three World Trade Center and the trump world tower.

NYCLuver Jun 30, 2012 8:37 AM

Good work! Keep it up! :) :cheers:

Dubai31 Jul 1, 2012 7:56 PM


Originally Posted by NYCLuver (Post 5752007)
Good work! Keep it up! :) :cheers:

Thank you. It really means a lot to get positive feedback and especialy from someone who live in new york. I really hope you enjoy the models when they're all done.

Dubai31 Jul 3, 2012 8:40 PM
I didn't make any new towers since the last pictures because i've been working on painting the ones I have now and getting paint for upcoming ones. This means that the skyscrapers will now most likely be painted right after completion. I do however plan on working on several new buildings later today and will hopefully have ten new ones by tomorrow. These will include the Hudson Yards North Office Tower and One Astor Plaza. Also if anyone at any point sees a building with a dramatically different color than it has in real life please tell me and I will change it. Thanks for reading

Dubai31 Jul 4, 2012 8:35 PM
Hello and happy 4th of July to everyone who is celebrating it! i just completed ten buildings this morning and hope you enjoy.

Dubai31 Jul 4, 2012 8:37 PM
I figured that today was the best day to build these towers. Also please note that I made these out of memory and not to be disrespectful in any way.

Dubai31 Jul 7, 2012 6:01 PM
The hudson yards north office tower freshly painted and the evolving times square skyline with one astor plaza and the paramount plaza. also visible is 1715 broadway.

Dubai31 Jul 15, 2012 7:26 PM
Sorry for not having posted in a while but I have been side tracked with other projects. construction will resume this week with the metropolitan life tower and The Cityspire center. But in the mean time i've been painting several buildings such as Hyatt times square, One Astor Plaza, and 20 Times Square.

mdiederi Jul 16, 2012 1:37 PM

Which ones are Dubai?

I like wood models.

Keep building and posting.

Dubai31 Jul 16, 2012 7:50 PM


Originally Posted by mdiederi (Post 5766573)
Which ones are Dubai?

I like wood models.

Keep building and posting.

I posted Some of Dubai at the very beginning but they were when it was just starting out. I will post some photos of the Complete Dubai skyline soon.

Dubai31 Jul 18, 2012 3:24 AM
The canceled Nakeel tower which is in Dubai. This model is 37 inches tall.

Dubai31 Jul 18, 2012 3:27 AM
The Burj Khalifa Which is 27 inches tall towers over the buildings in the World Trade Center area including The Emirates Office and Hotel tower, The Lighthouse tower, The HHHR tower, and The Index.

tele75 Jul 19, 2012 3:49 AM

Interesting. Are these to scale?

Dubai31 Jul 19, 2012 5:05 AM


Originally Posted by tele75 (Post 5770091)
Interesting. Are these to scale?

The way I did them was a scale of every inch is equal to 100ft in real life. Then if a tower is 832ft tall it would be rounded to the nearest quarter inch in that case 8.25 inches tall

Dubai31 Jul 21, 2012 2:14 AM
The new 432 park avenue clearly visible along with Tower Verre [in front of GE building], metropolitan tower, carnegie hall tower, and the solow building. also visible are 4 times square and the New York Times building

Rizzo Jul 23, 2012 3:05 AM


How do you cut the shapes out? Bandsaw?

Dubai31 Jul 23, 2012 4:15 AM


Originally Posted by Hayward (Post 5773986)

How do you cut the shapes out? Bandsaw?

Actually I just use several different types of hand saws to cut out all the parts out.

Dubai31 Jul 25, 2012 12:58 AM
The Skyline of lower Manhattan is almost done with only about 7 buildings left including 60 wall street, the Woolworth building, 50 west street, and The Beekman tower. But currently new editions include 40 Wall street, Nobu hotel and residence, and 56 Leonard Street visible behind One Chase Manhattan Plaza.

Dubai31 Jul 27, 2012 8:25 PM
Looking down at Lower Manhattan. New buildings include 8 Spruce Street( wave details will be done later), One Liberty Plaza, and 60 Wall Street. Some Buildings are not on There Spots Because I changed the layout after I painted the base, that will be changed when everything is done.

Dubai31 Jul 27, 2012 8:27 PM
Today I also made the Bank of America Tower.

DURKEY427 Aug 25, 2013 7:26 PM

These are awesome!

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