e mërkurë, 29 gusht 2007

Buildings uploaded for August 29, 2007

Here are the latest uploads to Google’s Cities in Development section of the 3D Warehouse since my last post. Nothing was uploaded yesterday, but today… Yikkes!

Looks like we have a new city in Cities in Development. Let’s welcome…

Wellington City, New Zealand

Te Papa, Our Place, Wellington, NZ

Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum, offering visitors a unique and authentic experience of this country’s treasures and stories. Prepare to be engaged, stimulated, and surprised! At the heart of Te Papa are the stunning long-term exhibitions. They are enhanced by diverse short-term exhibitions and a captivating and distinctive events programme - performances, talks, lectures, entertainments, and more. From: www.tepapa.govt.nz

Protoplasm, Sculpture, Wellington, NZ

I am looking at the study of matter, Protoplasm is the name given to the inside active part of any living cell. The pebbles and movement simulate the random active cells. "Protoplasm is so simple and yet it was so complex to make. It has taken around six years since I first had the idea to realising this work. I tested a plywood replica for many months in the face of the Canterbury Norwesters. "In this final Protoplasm, every structural member, being shafts and beams, is calculated to withstand the force that can be applied to the entire surface area. The bearings are over-engineered to a huge degree, to probably about ten times what is needed." Phil Price From: www.sculpture.org.nz

BNZ Centre, Wellington, New Zealand
The second tallest building in Wellington after the Majestic Centre. Standing at 103m tall it is 13m shorter than the Majestic Centre. It has 27 Floors and was completed in 1983. The Architects were Stephenson & Turner. The BNZ Centre wa in fact New Zealands Tallest between 1983 & 1986.

Invisible City, Sculpture by, Anton Parsons, Wellington, NZ
Presented to the city with assistance from the Jack and Emma Griffin Charitable Trust and the Wellington City Council. The stainless steel of this sculpture seems to glow with an inner light. The magnified Braille text suggests a message, but the artist chooses to deny us access, raising issues of communication in the contemporary world, and the difficult interface between the disabled and the rest of the community. "Invisible City is an appropriate public work because it functions on several levels: Aesthetics – even without understanding that the dots on the two boxes are braille text, Invisible City is an aesthetically pleasing object – it doesn’t have to be read to be appreciated. Tactile – it is made to be touched. Surface – Invisible City is polished stainless steel, and reflects its surroundings. When looking at it you see a reflection of Wellington." Anton Parsons From: www.sculpture.org.nz

Fran Wilde Walkway, Wellington, NZ
Mayor Kerry Prendergast will officially open the Fran Wilde Walk, the elevated walkway leading up to the Stadium from the Train station, at 5.30pm 08.06.05. Fran Wilde was Mayor between 1992 and 1995 as well as chair of the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust. Work began on securing a site in 1993 and some major hurdles were traversed in getting to the final official opening by Governor-General at the time, Sir Michael Hardie-Boys on 3 January 2000. Mayor Prendergast said naming the elevated walkway into the Stadium the Fran Wilde Walk was a fitting tribute to the dedication, determination and commitment of Ms Wilde to ensure Wellington got a new stadium. From:

The Boatshed Function Venue, Wellington. NZ

The Boatshed is one of Wellington's premium function venues. With its spectacular and intimate views of the inner harbour it has become a city icon. The Boatshed is a heritage landmark feature and a focal point of Wellington's Waterfront Development. It combines the charm and character of yesteryear with a full range of modern conveniences and is surrounded by the panorama of Wellington City by day and lights by night with balconies overlooking the lagoon and sea. From: www.theboatshedvenue.co.nz

Zephyrometer, Sculpture by Phil Price. Wellington, NZ
Buildings uploaded for August 29, 2007
Presented to the city in 2003, sponsored by Meridian Energy, and assisted by the Wellington City Council. This sculpture is the second kinetic work by Phil Price to be installed in Wellington. The dynamic mast-like structure graphically marks out the strength and direction of the prevailing wind with an elegant swaying motion. The shape, construction and movements of the sculpture are beautifully reflective of the site adjacent to the Evan’s Bay Marina. "It is a giant-sized yet beautiful machine. Its gentle lurching will in its own way gauge the wind of Wellington. It is a type of free-form gauge with a considerable reliance on precision engineering, which I am enjoying because, as well as the work being a scientific concept, it is also a science to design and build. It is like any well-designed object where the beauty is derived through its need to function." Phil Price From: www.sculpture.org.nz

The Massey Memorial at Point Halswell, Wellington.

The Massey Memorial at Point Halswell, Wellington, commemorates William Ferguson Massey who was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1912-1925. Originally known by its Maori name, Kaitawharo ('to eat jellyfish'), Point Halswell, was renamed after the Commissioner of Native Reserves, Edmond Halswell, who arrived in New Zealand in 1841. In 1886, because of fears about Russia's presence in the Pacific following the Crimean War, an 8" gun emplacement was constructed on the site. The gun pit was later incorporated into the design of William Ferguson Massey's tomb underneath the Memorial. Shortly after Massey's death in 1925, the Massey Burial-ground Act was passed allocating land at Point Halswell to be set aside as a burial ground for him and his widow. Public subscriptions raised funds totalling £5,000 and the government contributed £10,000. Auckland architects Gummer and Ford and consulting architect Samuel Hurst Seager were engaged to design a fitting tomb and memorial. Gummer and Ford were responsible for designing numerous war memorials around New Zealand, including the National War Memorial in Wellington. Seager had also designed a number of memorials in New Zealand, and is best known for the New Zealand War Memorial at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli. From: www.mch.govt.nz

Westpac Trust Stadium, Wellington, NZ "The Caketin"

Designed by Warren and Mahoney Architects (WAM) it look's cool.

Parliament House, Wellington, NZ

The Beehive, named for its appearance, is part of the parliamentary complex in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. The striking Beehive (government building) and the adjoining Parliament House and Parliamentary Library lie at the heart of Wellington's parliamentary district, a short walk from the train station. Although much of these buildings are usually closed to the public it is possible to take a free guided tour to discover where New Zealand's politicians work.

"The Beehive" Parliment, NZ

Old Government House, 1855 Government House, 1955. After the fire of 1907 this building housed Parliament and the Governor lived at Palmerston North until the new (present) Government House was ready. It was demolished in November 1969 to make way for the Beehive. Basil Spence's first pencil impression of the 'Beehive' The first pencil impression of the 'Beehive' concept in Sir Basil Spence's notebook Spence was rumoured to have whipped up his design for the Beehive on the back of a napkin during dinner with the Prime Minister in 1964. From: www.feelinggreat.co.nz

Looks like we have another city added to Cities In Development. Let’s all welcome….

Nagoya, Japan










Osaka, Japan

Osaka Mode Gakuen/Computer Sogogakuen HAL

Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda

Looks like we have even another new city in Cities in Development. Let’s all welcome…

Bochum, Germany

Stadtwerke Bochum

Stadtwerke Stromkasten?

Biermannsweg 24-24d, Bochum, Germany

Main train station Bochum

The southern entrance to the main train station in Bochum, Germany. The station was built in 1955 and comprises acht platforms for regional trains as well as platforms for trams und the Bochum underground.

Commercial building

Kiosk am Hauptbahnhof Bochum

Ibis Hotel Bochum

Drohnenweg 4, Bochum, Germany

Paris, France

AIG tower (Paris)

La Tour SCOR

Stockholm, Sweden

Ludvigsberg 3

This building is located at the widely known Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm, Sweden. It was built in 1889-1893 and was part of Münchenbryggeriet when it was a tile factory. Now the building is an offie complex and is a part of Ludvigsberg 3 at the adresses Södermälarstrand 25-79 and Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2. Model made by Stefan Larsson, larstefan@gmail.com

Swedish National Space Board

The Swedish National Space Board, SNSB, is a central governmental agency under the Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communication. SNSB is responsible for national and international activities relating to space and remote sensing, primarily research and development. SNSB has three main tasks: - to distribute government grants for space research, technology development and remote sensing activities - to initiate research and development in Space and Remote Sensing areas - to act as Swedish contact for international co-operation

Roma, Italy

ENI Palace

City of Cheney, Washington

Old Cheney High School - Current School District Administrative Office - Historic District

(1931) This two-story brick school building was originally Cheney High School. It is an excellent example of institutional architecture employing elements of the Collegiate Gothic Style. The building was designed by prominent Spokane architect George Rasque, who at the time was the favored builder of public structures in Washington State. When the high school was moved in 1967, this building became the Cheney Junior High School. At present it is used for administrative purposes (since 1974) as the Fisher Building, after long time Cheney High School principal George Fisher.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Port Credit Lighthouse

This is the lighthouse in Port Credit - alpha version

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