Empire State Building model

model of the Empire State Building

Leo Janssen built this huge model of New York's Empire State Building out of hundreds of pieces of 'Bayko' between 1999 and 2003.

Liverpool technology influenced the development of American skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building. American architecture influenced iconic Liverpool buildings like Martin's Bank, the Cunard Building, the Adelphi Hotel and the Royal Liver Building.

Details of model

  • Dimensions: 4750mm x 1050mm x 960mm
  • Weight: 181kg (whole object); 152kg (pieces on display)
  • Accession number: MLL.2005.60.2