I'm currently in the middle of constructing a scale replica of the World Trade Center towers on Craig's Survival server, along with Gabo, satchwell, liljnc3 and extremebuilder.
I know they've been done before in Minecraft, so it's not an original concept, but I'm including interiors and building it in non-creative mode on a public server (i.e. everything you see has been mined, made and placed). I'm also doing it without using 'fly' mode, which makes it more interesting - you need gantries and fall off *a lot*
Each tower is 64x64 blocks in footprint, with heights of 415 and 417 (+antenna for WTC1) blocks. (Scale used is 1 block = 1 metre). The overall site is 200x200 blocks (=40,000 sq m) and will include:
- WTC 1 and WTC 2
- The reflecting pools in half scale (32x32)
- The Sphere sculpture in Tobin plaza (to approx scale)
- A large park, complete with 8-bit 'stars and stripes' and planting
I'm not building the towers to make a political point or to attract any kind of inappropriate commentary. The towers were extremely famous and a lost architectural landmark of a true world city.
They're also (once laid out) relatively easy to build in Minetest once the frame is laid out, which is a bonus.
Thanks to CraigyDavi and staff
This build wouldn't be possible without Craig (and the other mods and admins) help - the server is a great example of a constructive space, with a working economy, road system, property exchange and community (without being too regulated, we don't want it to be too much like real life).
Screenshots / Plans
Thanks to FMK for taking the aerial shots - will try and upload some soon once I've got the hang of it!