Philadelphia 3D Printed Map
This sculpture is 72*36
- 72x36x6” (Comcast Center stands out 6” from the wall)
3D-printed map of the Philadelphia skyline to 1:3000 scale
Every building height is created using accurate 3D map data
Architects 3D-modeled the tallest and most iconic buildings to represent the unique architecture of the skyline.
The Schuylkill River and the Delaware River are made of 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 Buildings: Independence Hall, One Liberty Place, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia City Hall, Christ Church, Pennsylvania Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Eastern State Penitentiary, Comcast Center, and Barnes Foundation.
Famous Stadiums: Citizens Bank Park, Wells Fargo Center, Franklin field, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia soul arena football, The Palestra, Hagan Arena, The Liacouras Center, and Lincoln financial field tours.
Famous Parks: Bartram’s Garden, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, Morris Arboretum, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Spruce Street Harbor Park, and Tyler Arboretum.
Famous Roads: The Ben Franklin Parkway, Walnut Street, The UPenn Walks, South Street, E. Passyunk Ave, Broad Street, Christian Street, Chestnut Street, Market Street, and Locust Street.
The piece can be larger or smaller, between 84x48” down to 12x12”depending on which parts of the map you want to show. Please shoot me an email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.