Student Replicating Manhattan in Minecraft

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This is certainly, by far, one of the largest Minecraft projects I’ve seen to date. Minecraft seems to bring out a creative side of you, a side which you knew you never had. We started a similar project back in the old days on D22 Zone, but only got as far as building a large outer-shell of a castle, a ship and a few houses to form a village, nothing compared to the dedication and sheer agony of spending almost 12 months of the project outlined below!

Christopher Mitchell a Computer Science PhD student is actively replicating Manhattan in Minecraft to scale. So far, as we can tell from the screenshots above, he has built Yankee Stadium, the Time Warner Centre, Brooklyn Bridge, New York Public Library, Chrysler Building, a portion of Times Square and a load of other large landmarks you’ll expect to see.

Christopher started this almost a year a go, in-fact to be precise on March 25, 2013. So far, the Minecraft ‘architect’ has completed 65% of the city and has been utilising Google 3D Warehouse for the models of every building on very street of the large city. By doing so, Christopher has been able to replicate the buildings properly in the game.

View the screenshots above, they’re rather fab!

Good luck Christopher!