No collection of iconic buildings of New York would be complete without the Empire State Building, the signature building of the city. It was designed by William F. Lamb of the Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon architectural partnership. The design was based on the drawings for a similar but smaller structure, the twenty-one-story Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Empire State Building is the tallest building in New York, and it is also the third tallest building in North America.
From the Battery to the Bronx, this dynamic gift book showcases New York’s architectural landmarks in three-dimensional die-cut models ready to press out. This charming tour through the architectural marvels of the Big Apple is a wonderfully entertaining gift. Paper New York showcases three-dimensional replications of the city’s legendary and iconic locations and celebrates the talent and imagination of the architects, engineers, and builders of the world’s most famous skyline. Innovative, informative, and thoroughly charming, Paper New York features twenty ready-to-construct die-cut models, from the Manhattan skyline to individual models of iconic feats of architecture and engineering, such as the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim...© 2013 Kell Black / Apple Press · Reproduced with permission.
Download the template above and print on to thick card. Begin by assembling the main section of the building, Empire 1.
Assemble Empire 2. When dry, attach to Empire 1.
Build the base, Empire 3, making sure to leave the bottom flap (without the square guide) open for now.
Build the spire, Empire 4, by gluing the two pieces spine to spine. To do this, first fold the two sections in half so that each piece is at a right angle, then use a toothpick to apply a thin line of glue along the spine of one piece. With the two pieces folded closed, glue one to the spine of the other. Let dry.
Attach the main section to the base. Glue the bottom flap closed.
With a tiny line of glue along the base of the spire (Empire 4), position it gently onto the top of Empire 2. Keep an eye out for King Kong, Fay Wray, and the biplanes.