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LEGO city at Daniel Libeskind black-tie event
The LEGO Company and the New York City Educational Alliance requested Sean display his LEGO city at an event honoring Daniel Libeskind, the architect chosen to re-design the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan.
About this creation

In early April 2003, a public relations manager at The LEGO Company contacted me about loaning
my work to the New York City Educational Alliance.
They wanted to display my LEGO city at an event honoring Daniel Libeskind, the planner/architect
who will be rebuilding the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.

I enjoy architecture and of urban planning, and as a resident of Lower Manhattan, I said that I'd
be honored to.

Planning & set up

The days preceding the event, I preapared a slightly customized version of my city.
The day beforehand, I was told that I would be given a larger
area to install my work; so I prepared a larger installation for the event.

I then had to pack up my buildings, trees, cars, pedestrians, roads, and everything.
The event was being held at The Pierre, a very elegant hotel in Midtown Manhattan
about 5 miles north of my Lower Manhattan apartment. New York City streets are not known for their
smooth surfaces, but I was able to drive everything there without any damage.

Installation in the Grand Ballroom took about an hour.

The original custom installation

Final installation (Trees and cars missing in photo)

Packed for transport

The ballroom where my city was displayed.

The event

My LEGO city was installed on the main stage, next to where major New York City figures such as
Larry Silverstien,
Daniel Tishman, and
the Goldmans
stood and spoke.

After Daniel Libeskind was presented his award, standing next to my city, he gave an amazing
presentation about his World Trade Center reconstruction plan.
Afterwards, I spoke with him for a moment, and we took a picture together in front of my city.

Daniel Libeskind and I, in front of my LEGO city

My LEGO city, installed on stage.

Daniel Libeskind, speaking about his new WTC design. My city is to the right.

Other photos

Janine Papp, of the Educational Alliance

A close up of the rooftop party in my city

The event's program, mentioning my contribution


 I like it 
  September 23, 2010
i love this,that s how you pack? ok! i often wondered how you did! i haven t showcased any creation on a show yet! it will come,i thought you covered your creations completely each time you moved them! what a show! i might sound a little sarcastic here ,but,i have more confidence in your building and architectural talent to do the new complexes,than the actual contractors,if the old towers are any indication of it s solidity! your attention to detail and perfection would secure me a lot more!... good luck!
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  November 30, 2008
Great opportunity, sounds like it was fun :)
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  October 26, 2008
NOOOOOOOOOO YOU ARE A MAC USER WHY GOD WHY!!!!!man I think you did a great job sorry about that mikey guy (everyone give 5/5 to equal his 1/5 its bringing down sean's rating!!)
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  August 29, 2008
whoever this mikey guy is, if he's so good why doesn't he make an account. Because this is quite a good lego creation.
Sean Kenney
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Ian Minchin
  May 18, 2008
mikey needs to keep his mouth shut
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  October 31, 2005
Stunning work.
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  September 1, 2004
Mikey you are a jack---. I'd like to see you try why dont you make your own page here and we'll see your 1hundred times better stuff. Anyway, I luv making city stuff too. Nice job.
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  May 15, 2003
yet another amazing creation. i wish i had the chance to go to an event like this. keep up the great work. could you post some new pictures of your 3rd wtc as well please? happy building
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