City Blocks: The Metropolitan Building (Rochester, NY)
Show off your city’s skyline with these isometric “city blocks” by graphic artist Mike Governale. Pick and choose your favorite skyscrapers and landmarks from various cities to arrange on your desk or shelf and create the city of your dreams. This image also comes in a variety of other products including posters, stickers, mugs, comforters and more.
- 1 inch (2.5cm) thick solid free-standing acrylic block for desk, table top or shelves
- Diamond cut sides provide a sharp image from any angle
- Hand polished for a crystal clear finish
About The Metropolitan Building
The Metropolitan, formerly known as Chase Tower (before 2015), and Lincoln First Bank (before 1996), is a skyscraper located in Rochester, New York, United States. It is the third tallest skyscraper in Rochester, standing at 392 feet (119 m). It has 27 floors and was constructed in 1973. The architect responsible for designing the building was John Graham & Company. The building is unique for its outstanding white vertical fins and the fact that it curves outward on the bottom. This building is also known for its fast elevators. Many people refer to them as “rockets”. They were installed in the 1970s and travel at about 1000 feet per minute. The Metropolitan has 474,325 square feet (44,066.2 m2) of gross area, with 424,000 square feet (39,400 m2) of leasable office space. It was renovated in 1987, and again in 2016 when the upper floors of the building were converted to apartments and condos. A new entrance way was completed in 2017. [source: Wikipedia.org]
219 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
- Height (architectural): 392.00 ft
- Height (roof): 392.00 ft
- Floors (above ground): 27
- Construction end: 1973
- Renovations: 1987, 2016
What is an Isometric Drawing?
Isometric drawings are a pictorial representation of an object in which all three dimensions are drawn at full scale rather than foreshortening them to true perspective. This allows objects that are drawn separately to exist together in the same environment while still appearing to be in true perspective (in relation to each other) regardless of how they are arranged.
Isometric graphics were commonly used in video games during the 1980s and 1990s, as the technique provided a limited 3D effect that could be achieved with the constrained resources of computers of the era. The style is also used for city-building games such as SimCity, Cities Skylines and Minecraft.
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