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Chicago 3D Map New


  • 4′ x 6′ 3D map of Chicago at a 1:3000 scale
  • 3D-printed with premium Amolen marble PLA from Hawaii
  • Pre-mounted Z-Clips for easy hanging
  • Free-floating shadowbox frame with aluminum backing, made in America
  • 48x72x6″ dimensions, with antennas on the Willis, Trump and Hancock 
  • Highly detailed and accurate 3D map data
  • Laser-cut and stained white oak veneer for Chicago River and Lake Michigan
  • Distinct heights for roads, highways, trains, and footpaths based on traffic

This is an extraordinary 1:3000 scale 3D-printed map of Chicago, crafted using additive manufacturing with premium Amolen marble PLA from Hawaii. This architectural marvel showcases the Windy City’s iconic skyline and famous buildings, including the Wrigley Building, Marina City, Chicago Board of Trade Building, Aqua Tower, Rookery Building, Carbide & Carbon Building, Tribune Tower etc. transforming your space into a Chicago Architecture Boat Tour experience. Designed with real 3D map data, contributed by a skilled architect, this one-of-a-kind piece is perfect for discerning architects, construction companies, and high-end corporate or residential real estate professionals.

The Chicago River and Lake Michigan are represented by laser-cut, blue-stained white oak veneer, precisely fitted and epoxied in place. Roads, highways, trains, and footpaths are raised to varying heights based on traffic, adding a unique dimension to this spectacular piece. With pre-mounted Z-Clips for easy hanging, shipping included, and a final size of 48x72x6 inches, this one-of-a-kind creation is an investment in art and a tribute to Chicago’s architectural heritage.

Famous Buildings: Willis Tower, Merchandise Mart, Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, Water Tower, Aqua Tower, Civic Opera House, The Rookery Building, The Field Museum.

Famous Stadiums: Soldier Field, Wintrust Arena, UIC Pavilion, Lakeview Baseball Club, Skybox on Sheffield, United Center, Wringley Field, Allstate Arena

Famous Parks: Millennium Park, Grant Park, Garfield Park, Jackson Park, Maggie Daley Park, South Shore Cultural Center, Humboldt Park, Winnemac Park, Indian Boundary Park, Palmisano Park, Palmisano Park, Ping Tom Memorial Park, Marquette Park, Gompers Park

Famous Roads: "Michigan Avenue, North Wells Street, West Randolph Street, Lake Shore Drive, Logan Boulevard, State Street, North Milwaukee Avenue, Clark Street, Midway Plaisance, Devon Avenue"

The piece can be larger or smaller (or horizontal), between 84x48” down to 12x12”depending on which parts of the map you want to show. Please shoot me an email me at jd@jddennison.com to discuss.

This map of the skyline is made of a series of 10x10” custom-made 3D-printed digital sculptures. The material is a resin that resembles marble. Many people assume it’s hand-carved stone when they see it!

The 10-15 tallest and most famous buildings are modeled by a professional architect in 3D software so that they have more detail and are easily recognizable. The bulk of the data was gathered from OSM, an open-source 3D map of the world.

The water is represented by locally sourced white oak rift veneer that is stained blue with a distilled alcohol stain and laser-cut to within a fraction of a millimeter precision. Special cutting files are created using Blender that perfectly correspond to the city. Each tiny piece of wood is then epoxied onto the 3D-print.

Custom Commissions

Design Your Own Section Of City

Use the form below to contact me about designing a custom section of Chicago for your home or office. Everything from the locations, colors, and wood types are completely customizable.