This model consists of approximately 3,500 pieces.
About this creation
JP Morgan Chase Tower is a postmodern-style skyscraper, located at 2200 Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas. The building is known for its distinctly curved glass roof and rectangular opening through several of the upper floors.
This is my forty-first skyscraper model and my only model of a Dallas landmark. Having been invited to display at BrickUniverse Dallas, I decided to build this model as a local hook for visitors to appreciate. While the tower design is rather straightforward, it was quite an enjoyable design experience, using a variety of tan and dark tan elements for the primary façade in combination with trans-black plates for the curtain wall. Model completed November 8, 2015.
JP Morgan Chase Tower is a 738 ft, fifty-five story skyscraper. The building was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and was completed in 1987.
Notable tenants of the building include Deloitte LLP and Chase Bank. Similar to my model of the World Financial Center in New York City, this model utilizes the backs and undersides of 1x1 tan headlight bricks for the majority of the façade.
The landscaped plaza features numerous radial terraces and multiple levels, as well as an on-site folly which serves as an alternative entrance to the building.
The building is also interconnected with various nearby buildings by two sky-bridges. This is actually my first model to include such public amenities.
The distinct architectural elements of the curved glass roof, along with the six-story rectangular opening near the top, has earned the building the nickname, the Keyhole Building. The main mass of the building begins to peel away near the top, revealing a reflective black curtain wall which then gives way to the rectangular opening. The roof then curves gently inward, until reaching a recessed channel, dividing the mass above the opening.
The skylobby at the base of the “keyhole” on the 40th floor is home to a little-known observation deck.