e mërkurë, 3 tetor 2007

Buildings uploaded for October 3, 2007

Here are the latest uploads to Google’s Cities in Development section of the 3D Warehouse since my last post.

Adelaide, South Australia

Hyatt Regency Hotel (Adelaide)

Height (struct.) 87 m 285 ft Floors (OG) 24 Construction end 1989 Currently the tallest hotel in Adelaide.

Katowice, Poland

Katowice, osiedle Paderewskiego

Piedras Blancas, Castrillon, Asturias Spain

Oficina de Turismo Piedras Blancas

Vancouver Canada

Lord Kitchener Elementary School

Lord Kitchener Elementary School is located in Vancouver Canada. This is the smaller of the two school buildings originally built in 1914 now referred to as the "frame building". It has been designated heritage status and still houses classrooms. Model and textures are a raw output from PhotoModeler with no additional touch-ups.

San Diego, California

Qualcomm Stadium

The Qualcomm Stadium is located in San Diego, California. On August 20, 1967 the San Diego Chargers played their first game in this stadium. In 1984, the Stadium was expanded to house nearly 61,000 seats and 50 suites were added at a cost of $9.1 million dollars. In 1997, the Stadium benefited from the addition of: 10,500 seats, 34 suites, four club lounges, two video boards, upgraded food service, and new practice facilities for the Chargers. The upgrades totaled $78 million dollars.

San Diego Convention Center

The San Diego Convention Center is located along the San Diego shore in downtown San Diego, California. Designed by Canadian architect, Arthur Erickson, the convention center offers 525,701 square feet. The centers' most distinguishing feature is the roof-line of the central hallway: Sails Pavilion. This particular feature consists of distinctive Teflon-coated fiberglass 'sails', which are intended to reflect San Diego’s maritime history, as well as to emphasize the proximity of the center to the ocean.

Washington, D.C., USA

National Postal Museum

The National Postal Museum is located in Washington, D.C. and opened in 1993. The Museum was established through a joint agreement between the United States Postal Service and the Smithsonian Institution. Located across the street from Union Station, the building served as the main post office for Washington, D.C., from its year of construction in 1914 until 1986. The building was designed by the Graham & Burnham architectural firm.

Renwick Gallery

As a part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Renwick Gallery is located on Pennsylvania Avenue across the street from the White House in Washington D.C. The gallery focuses on American craft and decorative arts. Constructed in 1859, it was intended to be Washington D.C.’s first art museum.

Millennium Building

Downtown Washington D.C.’s most advanced ‘green’ building, the Millennium Building stands 12-stories tall just blocks from the White House and Capitol Hill. In addition to environmentally safe materials being used throughout, the building features E-windows that serve to make the building more efficient in heating and cooling. The actual floor plan and design of the office space also lends to the building using energy more efficiently.

Smithsonian Museum of American Art

American artists find their collections displayed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. Opened in 1968, the collection holds works from Georgia O’Keefe and Albert Bierdstadt among others. The museum was recently renovated in 2006. The ostensibly stoic building has architectural features such as porticoes, colonnades, vaulted galleries and skylights a city block long.

The Treasury Building

Located in Washington D.C., the United States Department of the Treasury is a cabinet department and houses the national treasury itself. Established in 1789 as an act of congress, its purpose was to manage government revenue. The first Secretary of the Treasury was Alexander Hamilton who almost single-handedly conceived of the national financial system.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Queen-Bay Centre

Queen-Bay Centre is an office tower complex located in downtown Toronto at the intersection of Queen Street West and Bay Street. It is comprised of two towers, the Munich Re Centre and the Thomson Building. Built 1972-73.

Delta Chelsea Inn

Delta Chelsea Inn is a high-rise hotel located in downtown Toronto, at Gerrard Street and Yonge Street. Built in 1975, an addition was built to the hotel in 1990.

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

Cairo, Egypt

Orascom Towers, Cairo

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cairo

Conrad building, Cairo

Egyptian museum, cairo

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo is an unbelievable treasure house of riches

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