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Skyscraper Chess

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Skyscraper Chess by sitts314 Sep 16, 2013
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1/3000 scale skyscraper chess set featuring:
Willis Tower (as King)
Empire State Building (as Queen)
Chrysler Building (as Bishop)
Columbia Center (as Knight)
Hearst Tower (as Rook)
KOIN Center (as Pawn)
Credit goes to:
Willis Tower - http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=6a63db3e0a04883edae442be6607a585
Empire State Building - http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=ce8a4aa401c82e92776079129397a44
Chrysler Building - http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=d6252c6ec1c6b9abd6c1dabda3f18ad3
Columbia Center - http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=d433623d11de83617cb6004221743af
Hearst Tower - http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=d34383b25193da9aae682533f3f1d4dd
KOIN Center - http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=b1eeab9f04841c42e1c5b8cf13202547
UPDATE: 09/21/2013
Replaced GE Building with Hearst Tower as Rook.
Cropped the base of the Empire State Building to reduce footprint.
See "SkyscraperChess_V2" for latest configuration.
UPDATE: 11/03/2013
Added "CityChessBoard.pdf"
Print on 11x17 then trim to 11x11. I also laminated mine. You can do both at FedEx.

Update: 5/26/16
Added "Skyscraper_Chess_Half.stl" so you can print each side in one go.

Instructions

I suggest that you print pointy-top buildings next to taller flat-top buildings so that the pointed rooftops turn out better. Consider these pairs:
Chrysler Building + Columbia Center
Empire State Building + Willis Tower
Koin Center + Hearst Tower

Update: 5/26/16
Of course, if you're a risk-taker you can always print one whole side then the other. Use "Skyscraper_Chess_Half.stl" to do this.

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Your full stl should just be half of the board so you can do all the same color pieces. Then switch over.

Done. Check out Skyscraper_Chess_Half.stl.

I would suggest linking to one of the "One World Trade Tower" files. I think this would make a better king.

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