World Famous “Ghostbusters” Firehouse

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Model inspired by the World-Famous “Ghostbusters” in New York NY

"GHOSTBUSTERS" Firehouse Hook & Ladder Company #8

Limited Edition! Get your replica of the historic 1903 New York Firehouse and Movie Icon....

This building and buildings from this series have open windows and interior that will allow for window film, lighting and even interior design if you choose. 

  • Fully Assembled Building
  • Historic Detail

Made in the USA 

About The firehouse.... Hook and Ladder Co #8 was built in 1903 after the establishment of the FDNY as the base of the formerly independent Hook and Ladder fire company no. 8. The building was designed as the first of a series of Beaux-Arts style firehouses by the city superintendent of buildings, Alexander H. Stevens. The building, which originally had two vehicle doors, was halved in size in 1913 after Varick Street was widened.

The firefighters of Hook & Ladder No. 8 were among the first responders to the September 11, 2001, attacks. In 2011, the firehouse was threatened with closure after the city administration planned to close 20 fire companies to save money. But after a public campaign to save it, the firehouse remains in service. From 2016 to 2018, it is subject to a renovation costing $6 million.

Filming location

The firehouse was selected as the base of the "Ghostbusters" for the 1984 film after an early draft of the script envisaged the Ghostbusters as a public service much like the fire department.  Reportedly, the firehouse was chosen because writer Dan Aykroyd knew the area and liked the building. While the firehouse served as the set for exterior scenes, the interior of the Ghostbusters base was shot in a Los Angeles studio, and in Fire Station No. 23, a decommissioned Los Angeles firehouse. In the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters, the firehouse makes two appearances.

The firehouse has also appeared in the 2005 film Hitch and in episodes of the television series Seinfeld and How I Met Your Mother. In 2015, Lego announced a 4,634 piece "Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters" set based on the building, released in January 2016. At the time it was the third largest set ever made by Lego.

 

Scale

Ratio

Length in mm

Width in mm

Height in mm

T

1:480

51.5

18.5

29

ZZ

1:300

82.5

29.5

46

Z

1:220

113

40

63

N

1:160

155

55

86

TT

1:120

206

73.5

115

HO

1:87

224

101

159