City Blocks: Times Square Building (Rochester, NY)

$25.00

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, t-shirts 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 Times Square Building

The Times Square Building is an Art Deco skyscraper in Rochester, New York designed by Ralph Thomas Walker of the firm Voorhees, Gmelin, and Walker. At 260 feet (79 m), it is the eighth-tallest building in Rochester, with 14 floors. The former Genesee Valley Trust Building is a streamlined twelve-story building supporting four aluminum wings 42 feet (13 m) high, known as the “Wings of Progress”, each weighing 12,000 pounds (5,400 kg). These structures are among the most distinctive features of the Rochester skyline. The trompe-l’oeil style is used for the decor throughout the building’s interior and features various depictions of stylized wheat in reference to Rochester’s presence as “the flour city”. The building originally hosted a Depression era mural by Carl William Peters (1897-1980) on exhibit from its opening that was later destroyed. The cornerstone of this bank was laid on October 29, 1929, “Black Tuesday” of the 1929 stock market crash. [source: Wikipedia.org]

  • Location:
    45 Exchange Boulevard
    Rochester, NY 14614
  • Height (tip): 259.60 ft
  • Height (architectural): 259.60 ft
  • Height (main roof): 164.60 ft
  • Floors (above ground): 14
  • Construction end: 1930

[source: Emporis.com]

 

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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