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My Minecraft build of the Sears Tower, built without mods used.
Scale is 1:3 of the real tower.

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The Sears Tower (officially called the Willis Tower since 2009) is skyscraper standing in the American city of Chicago. This tower comes to symbolise Chicago itself, much like the Empire State Building symbolises New York.

Construction of the Tower began in 1970, originally it's height was meant to be smaller than what it stands today. It's design is simple yet innovative: it is built on a principle known is the bundled tube. This involves using long columns & beams of either concrete or steel to support the structure, resisting the downward pressure exerted by the building. It is divided along a 3 X 3 pattern, the sections where the tower ends show where the tubes end, while further up the building the tubes continue to rise. Completed in 1973, it stood as the tallest building in the world, standing at a height of 442 meters, with the antennae reaching up another 85 meters, with a floor count of 108, and a total floor area of 416,000 square meters.

Today it is one of Chicago's most popular tourist attractions, the observation deck is visited by over a million tourists every year. Although no longer America's tallest building, it still remains one of the finest skyscrapers in the US, & in the world.
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Peterlin96423 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
Great work. And others are excellent too.
Same problem, the height limit...
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks :)
I find the height limit to be a real downer too. I don't have any mods to fix it since I fear breaking my game.
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Peterlin96423 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
I tried using mods to break the height limit before, and certainly the game was crashed. (Not yet ↓↓
                                                                                                                                          'Happy birthday'
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Gee, it crashed when you tried to exceed it? Never happened to me before.

And thank you for the birthday wishes :)
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Shonnababy18 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I been to Chicago too many times and I like the way you made it! Clap 
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you! I've never been myself but would like to!
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Shonnababy18 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Your Welcome! :) (Smile) 
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lemansspyroew Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been to the top of this building before. Me and my grandfather wanted to go up to it after we went to the Chicago Auto Show. We could see all of Chicago from where we were.
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lemansspyroew Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup.
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow, pretty cool. I'd imagine the views would be spectacular on the observation deck. I know someone who visited the tower too. Said they enjoyed it
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ZiriZacoste Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I was see that same house for my one dream :S
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I see
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Andromedian1 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Unfortunatley, you got the scale of this wrong....stupid height limit!

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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Height limit is a drag... So I could only build it at a 1:3 scale :/
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Andromedian1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
If you made another version of this, but with windows 1x1 instead of 1x2, it might look better, from my opinion, as it would become thinner, and potherb more like the real-life version.
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sounds interesting: I built the Empire State building on a 1 x 2 vertical window arrangement. When building this, all that mattered was to lay out an odd-numbered square that can be divided into 9 equal sections inside it.
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Sorodisi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! sure took a lot of people to make it!...(or..ages) ^^ 
any closer pics? 
did you make any utilities inside? (elevators, automatic door and such?)

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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, it's empty now as I've just topped it off. I'll install offices, a lounge, lights etc later
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Sorodisi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ah! :D awesomeee ....looking forward to see it finished

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Tibusfaciem02 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
that reminds me of my ender tower that was destroyed. Sad dummy 
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Must have been a real pain seeing it fall to ruin. How did it happen?
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Tibusfaciem02 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Some bastard griefed me after a role-play. i had to destroy it because there was too much lava to block.
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Uugh... You're frustration is understandable. To be honest, that's the main reason why I play Mincraft on single player all the time.
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Tibusfaciem02 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
you must be forever alone



























thats not an insult. i can also be forever alone Foreveralone carrot icon 
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
My internet connection is really slow too, so I can't do any multiplayer anything at all
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Tibusfaciem02 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
hm...
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Ciprianii Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!! Now, can U build the Citadel from Half Life 2? :XD:
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I've never played it... And I only build real-world structures... Thanks for suggesting though, and glad you like this tower :) 
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derpmuffinzderp Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh this is awesome! 
This looks exactly like my dad's building!!
:D
Great work! :D
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you, I wonder what would your dad think if he looked out the window to see the Hanging Gardens, which is on the desert biome where this tower stands! :D
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derpmuffinzderp Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD 
I showed it to him and he was like
wait that looks like the sears tower in chicago?
I'm like you recognised it straight away XD
He said it was amazing!
It really IS amazing! :D
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm glad you both like it ;D I'll have to do a bit of interior work & I might upload the lounge
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derpmuffinzderp Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! That's awesome! :D
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks! :D
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derpmuffinzderp Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Np!! :D
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