This model of Times Square looks pretty awesome! See how fredmantel created it in this time lapse video.
I´ve just created this speed modeling time lapse of Times Square in New York. Also, there´s a second video making the scene looking apocalyptic.
This is the video of the Times Square time lapse:
And this is the one of the apocalyptic version:
It was quite a challenge, but it was really worth doing it. Hope you enjoy it!
It would look better if he used better ads and much better human figures. Its quite fast how he does it all ;)
That Cycles-render texturing is some wicked magic. Great results without needing to bevel the sharp corners of the buildings, no extra subsurf needed on the curved walls, ambient occlusion need not apply as it's completely obsolete. Amazing stuff.