Griswold building in Legos

November 19, 2007 – 4:18 pm

Welcome to the Griswold building. This amazing Lego creation appears so real that I zoomed in to verify that this had Lego pieces and was not just a picture pixelized.

This is a minifig scale model of the Griswold Building also currently known as the Griswold Senior Apartments located at 1214-1230 Griswold street in downtown Detroit. The prototype was designed by famous Detroit area architect Albert Kahn who also designed modern factories for Ford and other automakers. The building was completed in 1929 just at the end of Detroit’s first golden age. Originally an office building, the Griswold Building was later converted to apartments for seniors. It has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Building Statistics:
Construction Start: January 12, 2007.
Construction End: June 07, 2007.
Current Status: Apartments.
Height: Midrise.
Roof: 89 bricks high (2.9 feet / 0.89 meters).
Architectural Top: 96 bricks (3.0 feet / 0.92 meters).
Spire/Antenna: n/a
Foorplate: 97 x 50 studs.
Floors: 11 (the real building has 12).
Weight: 20 pounds / 9 Kg.
Portability: Building separates into two modules for transport to MichLTC shows.

Colors:
Light gray (old): lower facade and top floor accents.
Brown (old): upper facade and sides.
Red-Brown: spandrels (vertical sections between windows on upper floors).
Tan: rear walls.
Light blue gray: window sills.

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