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Chicago 3D Map


This 4′ x 5′ sculpture is a 1:3000 scale 3D-map of Chicago created using FDM additive manufacturing (3D printing). The map features every service road, bike path, bridge, building, and road in this area of the city.

  • Additive-Manufactured with Siraya Tech Resin from California
  • Comes with pre-mounted Z-Clips for easy hanging
  • Free-floating shadowbox frame with aluminum backing Made In America
  • All sales are final on original art
  • Shipping included
  • 48x72x6” (the antenna on the Sears/Willis Tower is 6” from the wall)

3D-printed map of the Chicago skyline to 1:3000 scale

Every building height is created using accurate 3D map data

Architects 3D-modeled all of the tallest and most iconic buildings so they have more detail

The Chicago River and Lake Michigan are stained white oak veneer, laser-cut to sub-millimeter precision and epoxied in place.

Every road/highway/train/footpath all raised to varying heights depending on traffic.

Famous Sports: Baseball, Football, Basketball, Hockey, and Soccer.

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.