e enjte, 7 qershor 2007

First Post.

Welcome to SketchUp Buildings! This blog will attempt to showcase the newest photo-realistic buildings from the SketchUp 3D warehouse. People all over the world are constantly adding buildings to the warehouse and this blog will try to highlight the best and newest from this point on.

With that said, here are the first buildings.

Fourth Street Garage

The first building of the site and it is mine! Yes, I built the above model.

Central Station Sydney

From the website:
Central Railway Station (also known as Sydney Terminal) is the largest railway station in Sydney, Australia. It services almost all of the lines on the CityRail network, and is the major terminus for interurban and interstate rail services. Central Station houses the operations of New South Wales Railways and is located at the southern edge of the Sydney Central Business District. Central sits beside Railway Square and is officially located in Haymarket. Central is the station closest to the University of Technology Sydney at Broadway.

Tomb of Nadir Shah

The mausoleum of Nadir Shah is located on top of a low ridge called Tapa Maranjan. Mohammed Nadir Shah was king of Afghanistan from 1929 until his assassination in 1933.

Former Governmental Compound

Former governmental property located at Pol-e Bagh-e Omomi, close to the Agricultural Development bank. The implemented highrise structure is still one of Kabul´s tallest buildings.

Terasen Centre

1166 Alberni

Seattle Tower

The building uses marble from all over the world: France, Spain, Italy, Alaska, Vermont, California, New York and Tennessee; as well as polished pink granite from Texas. At one time over 200 flood lights bathed the tower making people refer to it as the Northern LIGHT Tower. Ziggurat exterior is clad with 33 colors of brick. First building in Seattle to illustrate the Art Deco style. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, record #51505. Originally planned as 24 floors, three more floors were added so that it was one floor higher above sea level than the taller Smith Tower. The marble lobby features intricate bronze panels with a bas-relief ceiling depicting local flora and fauna. The architects controlled the color of brickwork to achieve a subtle gradation, from dark earth tones at the base to much lighter hues descending up, accentuating the building's height and reinforcing its metaphorical relationship with the mountains. The façade design and colors was inspired by local rock formations. The building's design was taken from Eliel Saarinen's second place proposal for the 1922 Chicago Tribune Tower competition. The building was purchased by Trinity Real Estate and Helix Investment Partners in November 2004 for $19.2 million. Winner of the AIA Honor Award 1962. Construction Completed: 1928; Maximum Height: 97m (318ft); Floors: 27

Griffith Observatory

Opened to public May 14, 1935. The Observatory, along with Griffith Park itself, was donated to the City of Los Angeles by Welsh immigrant Griffith J. Griffith. Its planetarium was America's third-ever, and also one of the world's largest at 75 feet across. Originally designed to be sheathed in terra cotta and ceramic tile, the building was instead fashioned of reinforced concrete because of potential earthquake damage. Other building materials included wood, brass, copper, and travertine. From 2002 until 2007, the Observatory closed its doors to the public for its first major capital improvement since opening in 1935. After the 93-million dollar renovation, restoration, and expansion project was complete, public space within the building more than doubled. New architectural and exhibit features, designed to complement the existing art deco structure, include updated and expanded interactive displays, larger observation terraces, a completely reconstructed and re-envisioned planetarium dome and program (said to be the world's finest), and entrances allowing easy access to all. The Observatory's new Cafe at the End of the Universe is operated by famous chef Wolfgang Puck. Original building architects-- Frederic Ashley and John Austin (inspired by the sketches of John Porter). Renovation architects-- Levin and Associates, and Pfeiffer Partners. Model by Zoungy.

100 Constitution Plaza

Alberta Labour Building

So, there you go, the first post of the blog! Hopefully this blog will be able to keep up with all the great buildings that are being created.

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