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Go see a giant World Trade Center tower built of LEGOs

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Howard Halle
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Since it’s opening in 2014, One World Trade Center has gotten knocked by a lot people—everyone from the New York Times’s architecture critic to Banksy—who find the building uninspiring. But New Jersey artist Greg DiNapoli would beg to differ. In fact, he considers the tower so iconic that he’s given it the ultimate accolade: Building a scale replica of it out of LEGO blocks.

Measuring eight feet in height, DiNapoli’s version is made up 25,000 Lego pieces and took eight months to build. The final product features elements that light up, including miniature versions of the streetlights surrounding the plaza at the tower’s base. You can check out DiNapoli’s handiwork at the BrickFair LEGO in Edison, N.J. September 23–24. And if you can’t make it out to Jersey, we’ve got a few more photos below.

Photograph: Greg DiNapoli

Photograph: Greg DiNapoli

Photograph: Greg DiNapoli
Photograph: Greg DiNapoli

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