Searching for the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season? How about an itty bitty version of Kodak tower? ReplicaBuildings.com manufactures replica scale models of famous buildings from around the globe. And two of them have been plucked right from Rochester’s skyline…
In addition to Kodak World Headquarters , the Genesee Valley Trust (Times Square Building) is also available. Each is cast in pewter and comes in a variety of sizes (anywhere from 3 to 6 inches tall) and finishes.
And if you’re shopping for someone from out of town, ReplicaBuildings.com has over 800 well known landmarks including skyscrapers, churches, houses, department stores, monuments, government buildings, schools, factories, World’s Fair pavilions, train stations, bridges, and banks.
If it’s a building you’ve taken note of in real life, there’s a good chance they have it: Buffalo City Hall , the Niagara Mohawk Building in Syracuse, One World Trade Center , and even the twisty/bendy Mississauga Towers outside Toronto.
Best of all, if you’d like a model of your own building, house, monument, etc. they will make it – and you could make commission off the sales. Just send them a 3D computer drawing or pictures, drawings, renderings, blueprints, postcards – whatever you’ve got. Their modeler will build a 3D drawing which is then transferred to a Rapid Prototyping machine to create a highly detailed plastic master model. From the master, each model is then hand cast and finished “the same way it was done 100 years ago.”
Mike Merwine of Replica Buildings says pricing could range from $500 to thousands of dollars depending on the size and complexity of the subject. “Consider the Washington Monument as the low end to the Burj Dubai 100 as the other end.” If you’re interested, call 610-797-9444 to request a quote.
I’d love to see more Rochester landmarks available soon.
Tags: architecture, downtown Rochester, Genesee Valley Trust, gift idea, Kodak Tower, Kodak World Headquarters, miniature, Rochester, Rochester NY, scale model, Times Square Building
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