LEGO fans, both young and old, with immensely enjoy the LEGO Architecture exhibition in Washington D.C. Come see some of the most important contributions to world architecture to scale using hundreds of thousands of LEGOs!
For those living in Washington D.C. or making a trip to visit some of the nation’s most important monuments and attractions, do not forget a stop to the National Building Museum, a cultural institution committed to the exploration and celebration of architecture, engineering, design, and construction, and check out the LEGO Architecture Exhibition. Three brand new American iconic buildings have recently been added to the 15 already part of the exhibition.
The exhibit already includes some of the most amazing architectural feats, including the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates,; the Chicago Spire, a super-tall skyscraper project; Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater; and of course, the Empire State Building. Every building is in amazing detail and is built to scale.
The contributing companies were Gulick Group, who created a traditional center hall colonial hall representing a well-known choice for D.C. area families; ZGF Architects LLP who created a section of D.C.’s famed Metro Station; and Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP, who created a version of 15 Central Park West, a popular building in Manhattan attracting many celebrity residents, including Denzel Washington and Sting.
“We are thrilled to showcase the creative spirit of these three companies who have demonstrated their support of our mission by participating in this unique experience.” said National Building Museum executive director Chase W. Rynd. “We invited our corporate supporters to be a part of the cityscape of LEGO Architecture and were honored when these industry powerhouses invested a combined 641 hours of their valuable time and talent to design and build models that illuminate the innovation and creativity of the building arts and science and wow the Museum’s visitors.”
The exhibit, LEGO Architecture: Towing Ambition, will be on display through Labor Day, September 03, 2012. The museum is opened seven days a week from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM (except Sunday from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM). For wannabe architects and lovers of everything LEGO, this is definitely something that should not be missed!