I’m creating this thread because I’m modeling some old buildings from Manhattan and I’ve some doubts, maybe someone can help here. I’ll let some previews of both buildings I’m doing at the moment below.
One of these buildings is The Washington Life Building, which is kind of overlooked by people, not only because it was already demolished 50 years ago, but because it has always been overshadowed by its most famous neighbors, the Singer Building and the City Investing Building.
Well, I was able to model a big part of the building. The problem is that I couldn’t find any picture that showed the facade of the base of the building in the Temple Street - that also ceased to exist along with several buildings around it in the end of the 60’s. I searched in various places, from stocking sites to digital collections of New York museums. I’m starting to think there’s absolutely no record on this, at least on the internet. My last hopes are asking in forums on the internet, maybe someone already knows some information about this. I’d be glad with any information. Thank you if you are still reading
If you click the images you’ll be able to see them bigger
What I modeled in this red area that I look for is a version I made - I actually made it the same as the front facade - in case I do not find the actual one.
Some other previews
Ps.: when I first started to model the Singer Building, I did it using lots of pictures and other models as references, so lots of things there are wrong, but I’m currently fixing everything doing it as it was in its first years. On the other side, the Washington Life Building is more precise.