A reconstruction of an old neoclassical building that used to be New York’s Police Headquarters (240 Centre Street building).
Around 2018 I was sent by Framestore to the NY offices to work on a Magic Leap project. I was walking near Little Italy around golden hour, looked up and became mesmerized by a really cool piece of architecture. I was able to take a quick picture and moved on, but the image – the feeling of its volume – still persisted, so I eventually decided to rebuild it digitally.
Manually modeled, approximately 21 million polygons. All materials and textures are procedural, except the sky, which is from HDRI Haven.
The picture I took that day – the lighting was perfect