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https://www.flickr.com/photos/143771393 ... 3116725982
And the explanation of the project here:
Comments or improvement proposals are more than welcome.
A second refinement would be to the scale. If you look closely at the fence pier you can see that it is considerably smaller than what was designed and built. The fence duplicated the fenestration pattern on the first floor as well as aligned with it. The series of twelve foot openings and four foot wide piers formed the colonnade that edged the site.
The use of constricted depth-of-field in one image is a bit overdone; this interesting gimmick is often used to suggest that the viewer is looking at a physical model. This one is good enough to be regarded as reality -- skipping the "model" phase completely ?
A late-'twenties touring car is a nice addition, suggesting the scale if not the period. The dropped bumpers do suggest a lower profile to the body -- but it's not an historically correct detail, if that's important to the maker.
SDR: About the scale of the fence, you are right! According to this drawing:
http://www.ad.ntust.edu.tw/grad/think/9 ... ges/18.jpg
"my" fence is about 50cm too short:
Thank you very much for all your comments, as a result the project will be more close to the original.
Are you referencing this as the "ground" floor level, with the top of the walls 5 inches below the pavement? Am I not seeing something, or would that mean there has been significant fill around the building since the demolition?
David...may not make a difference in this type of model (and Pat could confirm), but the interior bricks supposedly were glazed.
I wonder if, with this kind of modeling software, it is possible to edit portions of the textures once they have been chosen and applied. I ask because, while the interior and exterior brickwork is extremely impressive in this model, places where brick planes meet at a corner are sometimes marred by having vertical joints appear only an inch or two away from the arris, leaving the impression of face brick.
Maybe such modifications require Photoshop work ?
I'm surprised and pleased to hear of site research being conducted today. Keep up the good work !
Pat:pmahoney wrote:We excavated a section of the front stair tower (8' x20' x 9' deep) this past December and have recovered over three hundred bricks from the interior (Chestnut Ridge White Brick).
It's great that you were able to do some excavation/exploration at the Larkin site. Who owns the property these days? Did they give permission to remove any items from the site? If so, where will you store/show any recovered pieces? Any future 'digs' in the plans?
Thanks for making and sharing your wonderful model. It's a revelation to "see" so much of what the Larkin Building must have been in it's heyday!
I'm slow on the uptake. I assumed you were just forwarding a link -- I didn't realize that it was you who actually created these images. They are so masterfully done. Congratulations.
Any chance that Midway Gardens might be on your To Do list? That would be an amazing companion to your Larkin opus.
Keep up the good work. That sculpture must have taken a while . . . ! I hope it will be relatively easy to change the color of the stone ? I can't wait to see that. We've had only black-and-white images of the building, all these years until now.