Downtown Building #1 has been in the works for several years. Methods that I developed for the Birthplace of Basketball project proved helpful as did edge cutting detail of ashlar block used on the new Franklin Freight & Storage project. The basic building is 9-stories tall with a width of 9" and height of 24". The first and top floors step back to create more visual interest. The prototype type of the building is shown below. I had hoped to have shadowboxes available for York but the need to complete current orders will likely not make that possible.
Each side has about 180 pieces to subassembly, paint and assemble. The pictures show the use of clear, translucent and Roscolux Grey glazing. Details include three layers for windows providing for two different colors, block joints that wrap on all returns, applied half-round pilasters on mid-elevation windows, and a back panel on the building that is now removable for aftermarket interior detailing.