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Old 10-14-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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I collect miniature buildings of major architectural landmarks as a hobby. During the 20th century, many banks, tourist attractions and even some developers offerred miniature replicas of their buildings to clients and visitors. As the cost of producing these items increased, US, UK and even Japanese manufacturers of these items ceased operations. There are still a handful of US tourist destinations (ie Sears Tower, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Washington Monument, and Space Needle) that sell miniature replicas, however most are poorly made and lack detail.

Until now, the only available replica of a Syracuse building was a miniature of the Syracuse Savings Bank Building cast by Banthrico and AC Rehberger, two defunct Chicago-based companies. These miniatures were produced in the 1970s or 1980s and were given to bank customers. Although they are no longer produced, a metal products company in New Jersey is now making a reproduction:

Here is the link: (the bank is P1114 in the middle of the page)
Souvenir Buildings, Cutting Edge Industries Inc. (http://www.cuttingedgecatalog.com/buildings_2.shtml - broken link)


Recently, an Allentown, PA-based company that specializes in casting miniature buildings has added two other Syracuse landmarks: The Niagara Mohawk Building and State Tower Building.

Here are the links:
http://www.replicabuildings.com/proddetail.php?prod=583
http://www.replicabuildings.com/proddetail.php?prod=581
http://www.replicabuildings.com/proddetail.php?prod=585
http://www.replicabuildings.com/proddetail.php?prod=584

Here is the main website for the company:
http://www.replicabuildings.com/products.php


In addition to these landmarks, are there any other Syracuse buildings that would make excellent miniatures?

I would choose the following:
1.) AXA Towers
2.) Mizpah Tower
3.) Gridley Building
4.) Carrier Dome
5.) Flatiron Building (a.k.a City Hall Commons)

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Old 10-14-2010, 10:22 AM
 
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The banks and NiMo around Clinton Square. The county courthouse. Cathedral. The convent across from the Civic Center, if it was still standing...
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