Architect recreates skyscrapers in Lego

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Thirteen of the world’s most recognisable buildings, including Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, have been recreated in Lego by Adam Reed Tucker.

As well as being a trained architect Tucker is one of the 14 Lego certified professionals worldwide.

Among  his other creations are the Willis Tower and the John Hancock Center in Chicago, the Empire State Building and one of the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York, as well as St. Louis’ Gateway Arch and the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco.

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The replica of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai stands more than five metres tall and took Tucker three months to build.

He said while that structure took him the most time to construct, the reconstruction of  a non-high rise – Fallingwater, the home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Mill Run, Pennsylvania – was the most fun.

“I love the design process,” Tucker said, “of figuring out how to achieve the tapering, the setbacks, the slopes and circles.”A respected European architect has praised Dubai for the sophistication of its recent developments.

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