Student spends 3,200 hours making model of the Twin Towers… out of MATCHSTICKS

May 20, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

A student has spent almost 3,200 hours creating a model of the ill-fated Twin Towers – out of MATCHSTICKS.

And after the atrocities of 9/11, he decided to think of a way to dedicating a tribute to the skyscrapers, which were once the world’s tallest buildings.

So he set about building his own model and ended up using 31,086 matchsticks, 215 tubes of super glue and 15 tubes of PVA glue.

College student Danny Iles, 24, who has made a giant version of the World Trade Centre Twin Towers out of matchsticks

College student Danny Iles, 24, who has made a giant version of the World Trade Centre Twin Towers out of matchsticks

Danny spent seven hours a day for a year and three months creating the 6ft replica in his bedroom, living room and college.

The models, which include plastic windows, feature 13 floors instead of 15 because otherwise they wouldn’t fit in his house.

The former World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York

The former World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York

Danny, from Swindon, Wilts, said: “When I was younger I wanted to visit the Twin Towers and go to the top and see the view.

“Since 9/11 I thought about making this. It took a lot of planning. I got a lot of images off the internet and then got as much information as I could.

“Then I got a piece of cardboard and started building on it.”

The English, maths and cookery student started the ambitious project on November 21, 2011.

Danny spent £209.70 on matches, £26 on superglue and £15.60 on PVA glue.

He added: “It was money well spent. I am pleased with it. It took longer than expected.

“I thought it would be finished in January but I didn’t finish it until February 19.

“I carried them between college and my house while I was making them. One of them got damaged at college one day, I don’t know how. It took a day to fix it.”

“People say it’s amazing. It took a long time and I put so much effort and money into it.”

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