e mërkurë, 30 janar 2008

Buildings uploaded for January 29, 2008

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

Renaissance Yangzi Hotel

Sheraton Hotel

Troino, Italy

Castello di Rivoli Torino Italy Turin

Il Castello di Rivoli è stato una residenza sabauda, nel comune di Rivoli, in provincia di Torino e attualmente è sede del Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Torino.La costruzione del castello risale, con ogni probabilità, al IX-X secolo, ma la sua esistenza è attestata la prima volta nel 1159, in un diploma con il quale l'imperatore Federico I Barbarossa cedeva i territori rivolesi, castello compreso, ai vescovi di Torino.

Oldenburg, Germany

Schloss (Schlossmuseum) Oldenburg

Rome, Italy

Temple of Saturn, Roman Forum, Rome

Iscrizione di Decio Mario Venanzio Basilio, Colosseo, Roma

L'iscrizione ricorda le riparazioni effettuate a proprie spese da Decio Mario Venanzio Basilio alla struttura del Colosseo in seguito a un terremoto. Probabilmente risalente al 484 o 508. Ne furono realizzate 4 copie e poste in prossimità dei quattro ingressi del Colosseo, come basi per statue. L'iscrizione riporta il testo: DECIVS MARIVS VENANTIVS BASILIVS V[IR] C[LARISSIMVS] ET INL[VSTRIS] PRAEF[ECTVS] VRB[I] PATRICIVS CONSVL ORDINARIVS ARENAM ET PODIVM QVAE ABOMI NANDI TERRAEMO TVS RVINA PROS TRAVIT SVMTV PRO PRIO RESTITVIT

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Taxiway crossing A4

Cheney, Washington

James Madison Moorman House – 1887

Built in 1887, the Moorman house is the only remaining example of Gothic Revival architecture in Cheney. The modest house features its original Gothic arch fenestration , wood drop cladding, and a later shed roof rear addition that housed the kitchen and bathroom. The house is believed to have been built by its original owner, Frank Sterling, a local architect. Facing demolition at its original location, it was moved through the efforts of City staff and the Historic Preservation Commission. Other direct costs of the move were covered by donated labor costs from Century Tel, Cheney Light Dept., and Davis Communications. The interior is being restored to house the Cheney Historical Museum. Donations for resoration cost are being accepted.

e hënë, 28 janar 2008

Buildings uploaded for January 28, 2008

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

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Shin Kong Mitsukoshi & Sogo

Shin Kong Mitsukoshi & Sogo are 2 department stores on the same location of Sanduo Rd., Kaohsiung. Once the President Department Store caught fire 10 years ago, the main shopping center transported to this location in this decade. With the Kaohsiung Metro station enhancement, this golden shopping square of 3 department stores will become more mature in the near future.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Reading power plant

The Reading power plant is one of Tel Aviv's most famous landmarks. Built in the mid 30's of the 20th century, This modernist structure was located in the far north of the city. During the years, the city has grown and the power plant found itself very close to the city center. The huge chimney (150 meters high - the 3rd tallest structure in Tel Aviv) was added in the 60's in order to distance the polution from the ground. Today, the power plant works on natural gas, which droped the polution levels to minimum. The original international style building of the power plant is often used for exhibitions and farries.


Twin City

Olympia Center

CBC Capital Tower


Memorial monument and cemetery for Soviet Army soldiers who fell during World War II while liberating the city of Bratislava in April 1945 from Nazi German troops.

Brandenburg an der Havel

Dom St. Peter und Paul Brandenburg

Der Dom zu Brandenburg, den Aposteln Petrus und Paulus geweiht, ist das älteste erhaltene Bauwerk und Ausgangspunkt der Geschichte der Stadt Brandenburg an der Havel. Die Grundsteinlegung erfolgte 1165 durch den Mönchsorden der Prämonstratenser. Es entstand zu Beginn eine einfache kreuzförmige Saalkirche im romanischen Stil, welche in den folgenden Jahrzehnten mit dem Ausbau des Längshauses, der Krypta und dem ersten Teil der Doppelturmfassade zu einer romanischen Basilika erweitert wurde. Aus dieser ersten Bauperiode sind nur wenige Bauelemente, wie die Grundmauern des Chores und Fragmente des nördlichen Querschiffes, erhalten.... (Quelle: www.stadt-brandenburg.de)


Sofia, Bulgaria

Auto Showroom

Lucerne (Switzerland)

Kapellbrücke("Chapel Bridge"), Luzern (+3d-PDF by 3dHH)

(75 kB at 3cm/px photoresolution) The Kapellbrücke ("Chapel Bridge" in German) is a 204 m (670 ft) long bridge crossing the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland. It is the oldest wooden bridge in Europe, and one of Switzerland's main tourist attractions. The covered bridge, constructed in 1333, was designed to help protect the city of Lucerne from attacks. Inside the bridge are a series of paintings from the 17th century depicting events from Luzern's history. Much of the bridge, and the majority of these paintings, were destroyed in a 1993 fire, though it was quickly rebuilt. Adjoining the bridge is the 140 feet tall Wasserturm (Water Tower), an octagonal tower made from brick, which has served as a prison, torture chamber, watchtower and treasury. Today the tower, which is part of the city wall, is used as the guild hall of the artillery association. The tower and the bridge are Lucerne's trademark and form the most photographed monument in the country. The modell is simplified, but otpimized for GoogleEarth. There is also an interactive 3d-PDF with the model, where yuo can rotate and zoom the model inside the PDF without having GoogleEarth or SketchUp installed (see link below).

Wuppertal / Germany

Wuppertaler Rathaus (Neubau)

Neubau Sparkassen-Hauptfiliale W.-Barmen

Istanbul, Turkey

The Marmara İstanbul Oteli - The Marmara Istanbul Hotel

Rising 20 stories above the pulse of Istanbul, The Marmara Istanbul is a deluxe five-star hotel for both business and leisure travelers who want the very best. The hotel, a landmark building, is at the centre of business, shopping, theatre and entertainment districts, in the heart of Istanbul, Taksim Square. The Marmara Istanbul features 377 rooms including 46 The Marmara Club rooms decorated in a classic, contemporary style with art nouveau accents. Apart from 24-hour top-notch room service, there are distinctive dining facilities throughout the hotel with stunning views of Istanbul. The hotel's pampering The Marmara Spa and The Marmara Gym offer a broad range of facilities. A prestigious Istanbul hotel, The Marmara Istanbul also provides an elegant setting for hosting high-level meetings and upscale private events.

Hilton İstanbul Oteli - Hilton Istanbul Hotel

With a magnificient view overlooking the Bosphorus straits, situated in 15.3 acres of garden. Total of 498 rooms including 15 suites; Executive Floors and Executive Lounge; Business Center, 25 meeting rooms, the Convention and Exhibition Center which accommodates up to 3,000 people. Bosphorus Terrace, Veranda Bar & Grill, Pool Café, The Lobby Lounge ve Lobby Bar; Health Club offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, a jogging track, a fitness center, Turkish bath and massage rooms.

Ceylan Intercontinental İstanbul Oteli - Ceylan Intercontinental Istanbul Hotel

Against a backdrop of the breathtaking Bosphorus, refined service and uniquely sophisticated facilities await you at The Ceylan InterContinental Istanbul. Located in the most central part of Istanbul, Taksim, the stylish decorated rooms in this 5-star luxury hotel have impressive views of the Bosphorus, old city, amazing Blue Mosque and the Royal Topkapi Palace.

Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain

Capilla de Santa Maria de Jesus

Cáceres, Extremadura

Puente de Alcantara

Oldenburg, Germany

Universität Oldenburg Hörsaalzentrum A14


Lambertikirche Oldenburg

Piedras Blancas, Castrillon, Asturias Spain

Piedras Blancas Oeste

Zurich (Switzerland)

Zentralstellwerk Zürich

Paris, France

La Grande Arche de la Défense

The Grande Arche de la Fraternité is a monument in the business district of La Défense to the west of Paris. It is usually known as the Arche de la Défense or simply as La Grande Arche

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

KLM Office

Schiphol Hangar 32

Bogota, Colombia

Portales del Cerro - Bogotá - Colombia

Lima, Peru


Mar del Plata, Argentina

Maral 45

Maral 48

Essex Town

Professional Offices at 25 Pinecrest

Best of Chicago

Hebrew Theological College

Los Angeles, California

Renaissance Montura LAX

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e enjte, 24 janar 2008

Buildings uploaded for January 24, 2008

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

Belém – Brazil

Edifícil Portucale

Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires

Torre de Gelly



Il Borgo e la Rocca Medioevale di Torino costituiscono l'insieme di un museo - sia pure sui generis - sulla particolare architettura di un determinato periodo storico, appunto quello del medioevo.Il borgo è, di fatto, più simile ad un sito archeologico-monumentale e nacque all'interno del Parco del Valentino come padiglione dell'Esposizione internazionale che si svolse a Torino dall'aprile al novembre del 1884.Destinato alla demolizione al termine dell'Esposizione Internazionale, divenne museo civico nel 1942.Si tratta di una riproduzione abbastanza fedele di un tipico borgo tardo medievale in cui sono ricostruite vie, case, chiese, piazze, fontane e decorazioni dell'epoca circondato da mura e fortificazioni e sovrastato da una rocca. Vi si accede attraverso una torre-porta.Del borgo sono inoltre presenti sin dal 1884 botteghe artigianali.

Cardiff, Wales

Julian Hodge Building

Bremen, Germany

Hochschule für Öffentliche Verwaltung (HfÖV)

Die Gebäude der heutigen Hochschule für Öffentliche Verwaltung (HfÖV) sind denkmalgeschützt und gelten als herausragendes Beispiel modernen Bauens in den frühen fünfziger Jahren. Ursprünglich als Herberge für alle Bremer Brufsbildungszentren gedacht, wurde im Jahre 1955 durch die modernen Bauverfahren und durch die Gestaltung ein erster Vorstoß zur modernen Architektur nach dem Kriege gemacht. (vgl. Architektur in Bremen und Bremerhaven, Bremen 1988, Nr. 37). Möglich gemacht hat dieses Projekt ein 2-Millionen-DM-Zuschuss des amerikanischen Mac-Cloy-Fonds; der Bremer Entwurf hatte den ersten Preis eines 1950 ausgeschriebenen Wettbewerbs zur Förderung des deutschen Berufsschulbaus gewonnen, an dem sich 30 deutsche Städte beteiligt hatten. Der Architekt und Baurat Hans Krajeski hatte sich durch Studienreisen in die USA schlau gemacht und schließlich mit diesem Entwurf die Jury überzeugen können.

New Bern, North Carolina

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Canadian Grain Commission Building

This building houses the headquarters of the Canadian Grain Commission; a federal government agency which operates under the authority of the Canada Grain Act. Architects: Smith Carter Parkin

e mërkurë, 23 janar 2008

Buildings uploaded for January 23, 2008

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

Belém – Brazil

Diamond Tower

Lima, Peru.

Edificio de la Dirincri

Edificio en la av. Wilson

Edificio en la av. Wilson

Edificio de la Sunat

Edificio Rimac

Edificio Angloperuano

Edificio en la av. Wilson

Museo de Arte Italiano

Museo Historico Militar

Museo de Arte

Pabellon Morisco

Teatro La cabaña

Lima-Museo de Arte-v2(by 3dHH)

Nuremberg, Germany

St. Sebald Church – Nuremberg

The Sebaldus-church is the older of the two major double-tower churches in the Nuremberg Old Town. Originally built in 1230 as late romanesque basilica in the following centuries repeatedly rebuilt and expanded until 1483. With the increase of the two towers (to approximately 80m) it's received the final gothic form. From the original romanesque building is still conserved the west choir protruding between the towers. However, even here later 3 high gothic windows were implemented. In front of the midle window is adapted a crucifix made by Johan Wurzelbauer. Inside the church is the tomb of St. Sebaldus the patron saint of Nuremberg. Until the Reformation (since 1525 the Sebalduskirche is Evangelical Lutheran) found numerous pilgrimages to his grave. Furthermore, there are many important works of art, such as the "Bamberger window" by Albrecht Dürer, in the inner church. In the 2nd World War II, the church was badly damaged and in the years after rebuilt until 1952.

Phoenix, Arizona

US Airways Center

Formerly known as the America West Arena, the US Airways Center is a sports and entertainment facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. With the intent of replacing the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, construction for the new Arena began in 1988 and was inaugurated in 1993. The Arena is home to the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, the AFL’s Arizona Rattlers, and the ECHL’s Phoenix Roadrunners.

Environmental Showcase Home

The Environmental Showcase Home (ESH) in Phoenix, Arizona was designed in response to the extreme climate of the Sonora desert. This project was commissioned by the Arizona Public Service, to introduce a full range of environmentally responsible design ideas, systems, and products to mass-market, production housing builders. Areas of special attention included climate-specific design, energy and water conservation, sensitive material selection, public health concerns, and waste reduction. The design team used both passive strategies and active systems to achieve the main goal of reducing residential energy use and overall environmental impact in mass-market, production building. Other initiatives toward this goal throughout the project were water conservation, waste reduction, and the evaluation of materials through a life-cycle assessment.

Orpheum Lofts

One of Phoenix's last remaining Art Deco skyscrapers, originally the Title and Trust Building, completed in 1931 at 11 Stories high. At the time of its completion, the original Title and Trust Building was the largest office building in the state of Arizona. The building was Converted into 90 residential lofts in 2002 - 2003.

Luhrs Center

The Luhrs Center consists of two buildings, the Luhrs Building and the Luhrs Tower, both designed by the El Paso architectural firm of Trost & Trost. The Luhrs Building was constructed in 1924 at 10 floors, the top floors where home to the Arizona Club from 1924 to 1971. The building is faced with brown brick, marble, and cornice. The Luhrs Tower was constructed in 1929, at 185 feet, 14 floors. The art-deco skyscraper was one of the tallest buildings in the state of Arizona at the time of its construction. The building is heavily resembled by the O. T. Bassett Tower in El Paso, another Trost & Trost building, completed one year later with one more floor. Model also includes an office building at Jefferson Street and Soun Central Avenue.

Collier Center

The Collier Center, was planned to be a three towered multi-use office and entertainment complex. The Collier Center includes a Hard Rock Cafe, Kinkos, Rubios, and much more. Only one tower was ever constructed, the 361 Foot, 24 Story Bank of America Tower, completed in 2000. The Bank of America Tower is the state headquarters for Bank of America since 2001. The Collier Center was designed by Opus Architects and Engineers and The Jerde Partnership. The complex is located in Copper Square ajecent to the U.S. Airways Arena in Downtown Phoenix.

Washington DC

National Gallery of Art - East Building

The East Building of the National Gallery of Art was built between 1971 and 1978. Designed by I. M. Pei, the angles of the building reflect the angles of the streets bordering it, most notably Pennsylvania Avenue. The center of the building is a large atrium with a ceiling of space-frame glass pyramids. The building is faced with lavender-pink marble from the same quarry in Tennessee as the marble in John Russell Pope's 1941 West Building, creating a harmony between the two. The East Building's collection focuses on modern and contemporary art with a changing series of special exhibitions.

e martë, 22 janar 2008

Buildings uploaded for January 22, 2008

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

Taipei, Taiwan

Shin Kong Xinyi Jasper

Belém – Brazil

Banco Central – Belém

Porto do Sol tower

Ciudad de Rosario

Torre De La Libertad

Santiago of Chile

edificio fundacion

Lima, Peru

La Casa de JK

Mar del Plata, Argentina

Edificio Nogamar

Edificio Luro 2369

Edificio Corrientes 1685

Brandenburg an der Havel

St. Gotthardtkirche Brandenburg


C.C. Vasco da Gama


Kempinski Residences Astoria

Herti Plaza

Şişli TAT Center

Oldenburg, Germany

Telekom Gebäude Oldenburg Innenstadt

Kranich Hochhaus

Barcelona, Spain

Edifici BCN, Barcelona

New Bern, North Carolina

Craven Government Complex

Craven County Courthouse

Amherst, Massachusetts

College Street Motors, East Amherst

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Royal Canadian Mint

Old City Hall of St. Boniface

Cheney, Washington

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

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The Birks Building

The Metals Building and the Century

e hënë, 21 janar 2008

I am teaching a Google Earth class.

Just a quick post for you readers that live in the Bay Area. I will be teaching a class on Google Earth at San Francisco City College, January 26th, February 2nd, and February 9th 2008. The class will consist of an overview of Google Earth's functionality, how to create a your own KMZ file, ( placemark, line or polygon) and then we will learn how to embed the KMZ into a blog or webpage using My Maps. We will even touch on SketchUp, and how to create photo-textured buildings. Here is the official announcement and contact information if you want to sign up. The website is here.

This workshop will present the student with an overview of Google Earth. By the end of the class, students will be able to create their own data for Google Earth, import that data into Google Maps, and embed the Google Maps into a blog or webpage.

Who should take this workshop?
• Students and teachers that are interested in using Google Earth and virtual globes in class or for presentations
• Professionals that want to show ideas using Google Earth
• Anyone that interested in using Google Earth resources and data for business or personal use
• Geography enthusiasts, urban planners, educators, students and anyone interested in new technology

For enrollment information contact:

Suzanne Korey
Phone: 415-550-4420
Email: skorey@ccsf.edu

e premte, 18 janar 2008

Buildings uploaded for January 18, 2008

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

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

ShinKuan Water Park

ShinKuan Water Park is located next to the ShinKuan Pier at the end of ShinKuan Rd., Kaohsiung. Build in 2006 spring, the park includes a white hemisphere at the center of square and 3 hghrise red steel crane-like structures at the side. They splashes every hour on summer days.

Braunschweig, Germany


Nuremberg, Germany


The bronze statue by Albrecht Duerer, the probably most famous son of Nuremberg, stands on the Albrecht-Duerer-place in the Nuremberg Old town. It is 1829 by King Ludwig I commissioned and manufactured by the sculptor and art-founder Jacob Daniel Burgschmiet..


Centro Comercial Colombo

O Centro Comercial Colombo é um centro comercial localizado na freguesia de Carnide, em Lisboa. Está edificado junto à avenida Lusíada e à Segunda Circular; o terminal de autocarros junto ao edifício e a estação de metropolitano do Colégio Militar, permitem aos visitantes um fácil acesso ao local. Foi inaugurado em Setembro de 1997, tem 427 lojas e 120 mil metros quadrados de área bruta locável. A arquitectura do espaço é baseada na época dos Descobrimentos Portugueses, um dos períodos mais importantes da História de Portugal. As praças e ruas no interior do centro têm nomes alusivos à época quinhentista, tais como, Avenida dos Descobrimentos e Praça Trópico de Câncer.

Homem Sol

Situada no eixo da Alameda dos Oceanos, o Homem-Sol, escultura em ferro de Jorge Vieira, tornou-se um dos ex-libris da Zona de Intervenção da Expo 98. Com fortes influências dos movimentos modernos, como o surrealismo e o abstracionismo, a sua produção isola-se no panorama português com uma forte marca individual. Esta escultura constitui a sua última grande obra e veio enriquecer o património monumental de Lisboa como uma das mais fortes e originais peças de arte pública implantadas na cidade na segunda metade do século XX.

Belém – Brazil

Castanheira Shopping Center

Ciudad de Rosario

Estacion Rosario Central

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Standard Life Centre

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Yonge 5775


The Platinum condominiums is a high-rise residential tower located in North York Centre in the city of Toronto. Built in 2005. Developed by the Conservatory Group.

e mërkurë, 16 janar 2008

Buildings uploaded for January 15, 2008

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

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

ChihPing Interceptor Station

ChihPing Interceptor Station is one of the water processing center located by the Love River, Kaohsiung City. Covered with glasses on the old steel concrete structure, the architecture itself was given a new look and became a shiny spot on Love River at night.


Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower

Nuremberg, Germany

HDI-Tower, Nuremberg

The HDI-Tower in Nuremberg at lake "Woehrder See" is compounded from 2 office towers, of which the smaller one has 14 floors and the larger one 16 floors.

Barcelona, Spain

Edificio Atalaya, Barcelona.

Rome, Italy

Trajan's Column

Trajan's Column is a monument in Rome raised in honour of the Roman emperor Trajan and constructed by the architect Apollodorus of Damascus at the order of the Roman Senate. It is located in Trajan's Forum, built near the Quirinal Hill, north of the Roman Forum. Completed in 113, the freestanding column is most famous for its spiral bas relief, which commemorates Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Artis Planetarium

Next to Artis's main entrance is a modern building surmounted by an enormous copper dome (640 m²): the Artis Planetarium.

Ciudad de Rosario, Argentina

Aduana Rosario

Torre Sol Guaraní

San Francisco, California

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (old East span)

The eastern cantilevered span of the SF-Oakland Bridge was the longest of its kind when built in 1933-1936 with 427 meters. The main span has a clearance of 58 meters between the deck and waterline. The deck is a double decker design and carries 5 lanes eastbound on the upper level and 5 lanes westbound on the lower level. The whole eastern span is 3102 meters long includung the truss approach spans. On average 280,000 vehicles cross the Oakland Bay Bridge every day.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Jasper One Eleven

e martë, 15 janar 2008

Buildings uploaded for January 15, 2008

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

Tel Aviv, Israel

Dan Tel Aviv and King David Tower Hotels

The Dan Tel Aviv hotel is one of the most prestigious and veteran hotels in Tel Aviv. It's colorful western facade was designed by the famous Israeli artist Ya'acov Agam. The King David Tower is a 22 stories extension to the hotel, built between 1991 to 1994 and designed by Figin Architects. The tower serves mostly as long-term apartments for rent.

Wrocław, Poland

Rynek – kamienica

Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Nieuwbouw in de vrije sector huur op de Oostelijke Handelskade in het centrum van Amsterdam. Deze luxe woningen zijn van alle gemakken en service voorzien. Voor meer informatie kijk op www.vesteda.com.

Ciudad de Rosario

edificio Viejo

Mar del Plata, Argentina

Rambla de Mar Del Plata

Hotel Provincial y Casino de Mar del Plata, construidos por Alejandro Bustillo, es la nueva rambla marplatense

Edificio Barrancas de Playa Grande

Edificio costero residencial, con vista al mar, arquitectura moderna. Arquitectos: Mariani / Pérez Maraviglia / Mariani

We have a new city added to Cities in Development. Let’s all welcome…

San Antonio, Texas

Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center

The Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center is located in San Antonio, Texas along the banks of the San Antonio River Walk. Named after the late US congressman Henry B Gonzalez, the original convention center was built as a part of HemisFair ’68, and has been altered significantly since then. The convention center has a total of 1.3 million square feet, which includes 59 meeting rooms, 3 ballrooms, 4 exhibit halls and 7 registration areas. The center also contains a 2,521 seat theatre for the performing arts.

Alamo Long Barrack And Mission Walls

This is the Official Google Earth 3D Model of the Alamo Long Barrack Museum and the surrounding mission walls. This model was developed by BrightGIS (www.BrightGIS.com) under the direction of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the organization that maintains and manages the Alamo. In the early 1800's, the Spanish military established the first recorded hospital in Texas in the Long Barrack. The current structure, built using the remains of the original Long Barrack, opened in 1968 and houses exhibits on the Alamo's historic past as well as the Clara Driscoll Theater.

Alamo DRT Library and Alamo Hall

This is the Official Google Earth 3D Model of the DRT Library and Alamo Hall. This model was developed by BrightGIS (www.BrightGIS.com) under the direction of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the organization that maintains and manages the Alamo. Dedicated in 1950, the DRT Library contains books and documents on Texas History. The adjoining Alamo Hall is a former San Antonio city fire station, and now serves as a meeting hall.


Set in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the Alamodome is both a domed stadium and convention center. Four massive triangular pillars don thick cables stretching down from four different corners to support the domed roof. Lyda Contractors completed the design by HOK Sport+Venue+Event in 1993.

Alamo - Security Maintenance Amphitheater and Greenhouse

This is the Official Google Earth 3D Model of the Security/Maintenance Building, Greenhouse, Amphitheater, and Education Arbor portions of the Alamo complex. This model was developed by BrightGIS (www.BrightGIS.com) under the direction of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the organization that maintains and manages the Alamo. The Amphitheater and adjoining Education Arbor were completed in 2002. The amphitheater has a seating capacity of 78 and provides a venue for many of the educational programs hosted by the Alamo.

San Jose, California

Tech Museum of Innovation

e hënë, 14 janar 2008

Buildings uploaded for January 14, 2008

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

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

YanCheng Parking Lot

YanCheng Parking Lot is located at the side of Love River next to the Kaohsiung History Museum and Kaohsiung Business Exhibition Center. A 9 Floors Building with numerous parking space it is used for the tourist to the Love River and also a bus station.

ChungDu Bridge

ChungDu Bridge is on of the bridges on Love River. Structered by steel with red paint, it is designed to be a small arched bridge across the river. The bridge used the same design with another one in Kaohsiung City located on the Gungyuan Rd. to across railway into Gushan District.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel

The Sheraton Tel Aviv is a 5 star hotel, located next to Tel Aviv's beach and main tourist atractions. It was built in 1977 and has 22 floors, 345 rooms and an open swimming pool.



Osaka, Japan


Sumitomo Nakanoshima Building

Nürnberg, Deutschland


Als 1498 Stadtwerkmeister Hans Beheim d. Ä. das innere Frauentor (seit ca. 1250 verlief hier die vorletzte Stadtbefestigung) abreißen ließ, wurde im Stadtgraben 1498–1502 der Getreidespeicher errichtet. Mit 84 x 20 x 29 m (LxBxH) war die Mauthalle das größte der zwölf städtischen Kornhäuser. In Krisen war so die Versorgung gesichert. Der dreigeschossige Sandsteinbau mit fünfgeschossigem Dacherker war an den Schmalseiten mit Wagen befahrbar. Zum Transport ins Innere dienten Aufzugsluken über den Giebelachsen und an den Traufseiten. Die Ostseite schmücken ein Netz von Kielbögen im Giebel und ein Spitzbogenportal mit den Stadtwappen (Adam Kraft, 1502). Seit 1572 war der Getreidespeicher auch Stadtwaage und Zollamt (Maut). 1897/98 Umnutzung zum Geschäftshaus. Beim Wiederaufbau 1953 ließ man das Fachwerk der Dacherker in verputztem Mauerwerk errichten. Im von 26 Säulen gestützten Keller ist eine Gaststätte untergebracht.

Brandenburg an der Havel


Die Fußgängerbrücke über die Näthewinde ist eine Holzbogenkonstruktion. Unter dem Bauwerk ist ein Lichtraumprofil mit einer Mindestbreite von 8,00 m und einer Durchfahrtshöhe von 3,50 m gewährleistet. Die Bauzeit erstreckte sich vom Oktober 1998 bis März 1999. Mit dem Neubau der Näthewindebrücke wurde die fußläufige Wegeverbindung zwischen dem Stadtzentrum und dem Dom wieder hergestellt.




Mit dem Contrescarpe Center entstand eine attraktive Büroimmobilie mitten im Zentrum Bremens. Der 2005 fertig gestellte Bau schließt mit repräsentativer Architektur eine Baulücke in der Bremer City und bietet hochwertige Büroflächen in exponierter Lage. Hauptnutzer sind die KPS Konzertagentur, sowie die im Erdgeschoss befindliche Filiale der SPARDA Bank.

Europcar Hochhaus


Warsaw, Poland

Church of the Cleanest Heart of Mary

Church in Warsaw disctrict of Grochów, built in 1941, and consecrated in 1949 as a monument of Poles killed in Battle of Grochow in 1831, in the time of Polish-Russian war.

Kulczynskiego 16

Nowy Swiat 2

Weißenburg (Germany)

Weißenburg - St. Andreas Church

The evangelist church St. Andreas is the largest church building in Weißenburg and the tallest structure in the historical city core. It was built from 1294 to 1327 on the place of a previous church. The choir (quire) was built later and was intended to be the first part of a new, slightly rotated church building, which however was never finished. So it was integrated into the existing building, which leads to the noticable bent in the interior dome (not obviously visible from the outside). This also explains the place of the spire (west tower) set in front of the choir and finished in 1520. Further additions and modifications followed over the centuries. In 2007 the organ was renovated and inaugurated with a church service and concert. Today the church is used by the "Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirchengemeinde Weißenburg i. Bay."

(The Hague), Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Grote of St. Jacobskerk, Den Haag (The Hague)

Building of this church started around 1335, tower was finished in 1420. Late 15th century the building as a whole was completed. Located in the centre of The Hague. Nowadays the building is used as a cultural centre.

Oldenburg, Germany

Kaufhof Oldenburg

IKEA Einrichtungshaus Oldenburg (In Arbeit)

Barcelona, Spain

Hotel y oficinas Habitat Sky, Barcelona

El Hotel Habitat Sky es un edificio diseñado por el arquitecto francés Dominique Perrault. El edificio tiene 120 metros de altura y 33 plantas. Se encuentra situado en la principal arteria de la ciudad, la Diagonal, a la altura de Pere IV, entre la plaza de les Glories y la zona del Forum, en el distrito 22 @, el nuevo distrito tecnológico y moderno de Barcelona, cercano a otra torres como la Torre Agbar y la Sagrada Familia.

hamburg / germany

3dHH-Ballinstadt Hamburg (emigrants hall)

Einzelhaus, HH-Boberg, Am Langberg 97, gebaut ca.1900

Rome, Italy

Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II

The Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II) or Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland) or "Il Vittoriano" is a monument to honour Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy. It is located in Rome, Italy. It occupies a site between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill. The monument was designed by Giuseppe Sacconi in 1895; sculpture for it was parceled out to established sculptors all over Italy. It was inaugurated in 1911 and completed in 1935. The monument is built of pure white marble from Botticino, Brescia, and features majestic stairways, tall Corinthian columns, fountains, a huge equestrian sculpture of Victor Emmanuel and two statues of the goddess Victoria riding on quadrigas. The structure is 135 meters (490 ft) wide and 70 meters (230 ft) high. If the quadrigae and winged victories are included, the height is to 81 meters (265 ft). The monument holds the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with an eternal flame, built under the statue of Italy after World War I following an idea of General Giulio Douhet.

Curia Iulia, Rome

The curia per antonomasia was the Curia Hostilia in Rome, which was the building where the Senate usually met. The Senate, initially just a meeting of the city elders from all tribes (its name comes from "senex", which means "old man"), saw its powers grow together with the conquest that brought a town of humble origins to rule a large Republic (and then decrease steadily with the advent of the Empire). During their expansion, the Romans exported the model to every city that gained the status of Municipium, so that it had its own Senate and its own officials charged with local administration (although they weren't usually elected but nominated by the central government; the only place where officials were actually elected by the people was Rome itself, and by Imperial times even those elections, although kept for the sake of tradition, had no more significance). Senators themselves were not elected since the early Republic, having been transformed into a hereditary nobility. By the Imperial period, a curia was any building where local government held office, i.e. judicial proceedings, government meetings, bureaucracy, etc., and shortly afterwards the term started to refer also to the people making up the local administration.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

GAK Building

With almost 40.000 m² it's the largest officebuilding in Amsterdam. It's designed in the early fifties by Ben Merkelbach.

Leeuw van Vlaanderen

Belém – Brazil

Receita Federal – Belém

Ciudad de Rosario

Edificios Frente al Parque de España

Bogota, Colombia

Cámara de commercio, Bogotá

La Plata, Argentina

Palacio de Tribunales de la Provincia de Buenos Aires

Monumeto Historico provincial y sede del Poder Judicial. El Palacio de Tribunales tambien fue una carcel en el siglo XIX y su contruccion se inicio en 1882 tomo ideas del neoclasicismo frances pero al poco tiempo el frente fue adaptado al academicismo aleman con lienas mas severas. El edificio eclectico posee un patio central y ocupa toda la manzana

Mar del Plata, Argentina

Torres Del Golf

Rutland Vermont

66 Merchant's Row

Modern Cleaners and Tailors Building

Essex Town

Rite Aid Pharmacy

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Capital Centre

e mërkurë, 9 janar 2008

Buildings uploaded for January 8, 2008

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

Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Bow

Designed by Foster and Partners, The Bow is a 158,000 square meter (1.7-million-sq.-ft.) office building currently under construction for the headquarters of EnCana Corporation. The skyscraper will be built in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. At 774 feet, the building will be the tallest office tower in Canada outside of Toronto. The 58 stories were reduced from 59 originally (and 810 feet) over concerns of shadows being cast on the popular river pathways.

Centennial Place

Centennial Place are two office towers in downtown Calgary, in the Eau Claire neighbourhood (to be complete in 2009). The East Tower is 40 floors, and 540 feet, while the shorter West Tower is 24 floors and 326 feet. They were named after Alberta's Centennial year.

Osaka, Japan

Shin-Asahi Building

Asahi Shimbun Building, Osaka Asahi Building

Nürnberg, Deutschland

Kongresshalle Nürnberg

The congress hall at the Nazi Party Rally Grounds in Nuremberg was built as a meeting hall for the party days of the Nazi Party. The massive building was designed for 50,000 participants. The construction work were stoped during the World War II. So the building was not completed. Especially the viewers ranks in the interior and the roof are missing. The building is 275m long, 256m wide and about 40m high. It is probably the largest building in Nuremberg. From the west side it reminds at the Colosseum in Rome. In the north wing is located the Documentation Centre of the Nazi Party Rally Grounds with the very interesting exhibition "Fasziantion and Terror". In south wing the Nuremberg Symphony have their domicile. The main building serves as a warehouse.

Oldenburg, Germany

LZO Landessparkasse zu Oldenburg / Bremer Landesbank

Paris, France

Les Poissons tower (Paris)

hamburg / germany

Polizeikommissariat 25

La Plata, Argentina

Puente giratorio – Ensenada

Estructura de hierro de principios de siglo, característica de la arquitectura industrial de la época. Pese a su estado de abandono, sus instalaciones funcionan adecuadamente Obra de ingeniería de 1890. Permitía el acceso ferroviario desde Ensenada, sobre el Canal Oeste, al sector portuario.

e martë, 8 janar 2008

Buildings uploaded for January 8, 2008

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

St. Louis, Missouri

Civil Courts

The Civil Courts building in St. Louis was designed by Klipstein and Rathmann in a mixture of Greco-Egypto-Assyro-Babylonian styles. The building was completed in 1930 in the heart of the city. Funding for construction came from a 1923 bond issue. The top of the building consists of a pyramid with two griffins sitting on top. The griffins represent human mercy tempering justice with the replacement of human faces for traditional griffins. Model by Catherine Moats.

Grandel Theater

The Grandel Theater is the home of the St. Louis Black Repertory Theater. Originally a church built in 1884, the Grandel Theater was converted to its current state in 1992. The Black Repertory Theater company is the largest professional African-American theater company in the nation. Model created by Jordan Van Wyk.

Hartford, Connecticut

CT Science Center

Overlooking downtown Hartford and Aedrian's Landing, The Connecticut Science Center was designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2008. 95% of the steel used in building the Science Center is from recycled cars. The geometry for this model was converted from 3D definition of the building provided by Cesar Pelli & Associates.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Omni William Penn Hotel

From the day the doors opened on March 9, 1916, the Omni William Penn Hotel has been an integral part of Pittsburgh history. Long considered the most prestigious hotel in the city, the William Penn hosts numerous movie stars, political figures, and other high profile celebrities who come to Pittsburgh. Model by Alex Juhola.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Don Wheaton Family YMCA and Manulife II Parkade

Stationlands - EPCOR Tower

The new EPCOR tower is the first phase of the larger Stationlands project, with construction scheduled to begin in early 2008. This model is based on public renderings and should not be considered accurate.

H.V. Shaw Building and Maverick Brewery

H.V. Shaw Building: Built in 1913, Magoon and MacDonald Architects. Maverick Brewery: Built in 2005, Gene Dub Architect

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Ching Fu Enterprise Center

Ching Fu Enterprise Center located at the Kaohsiung Software Technology Plaza near the Kaohsiung Harbor. The building itself is the first constructed building in the area fund by Ching Fu Shipbuilding Company. It is designed by Richard Rogers Partnership with the concept of a pile of glass bricks into the harbor with high technology style.

Container Art "Kaohsiung Sea Mile 509025.6

Container Art "Kaohsiung Sea Mile 509025.6" located at the entrance to Shin Kuan Pier. It's set up in 2001 Kaohsiung Container Art Festival by local artist Mr. Wu, and for now it has become the permanent public art for the citizens. Assembled by 6 red container, the number "509025.6" represent how long can a container go after the dacade of it's age.

Braunschweig, Germany

Barocker Festungsring Braunschweig

Nach der Rückeroberung Braunschweigs durch die Fürsten von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel 1671 wurde 1692 damit begonnen einen Wallring in Völkerscher Manier, einer Abwandlung der neu-niederländischen Manier zu errichten. Besonders in den Jahren 1727/28 als Braunschweig mit Hannover Krieg führte wurd der Bau voran getreben, zum Einsatz kam der Wall allerdings nie. Er bestand größtenteils aus Erdwällen, lediglich der Glacisfuß war mit einer Backsteinmauer vor dem Abrutschen in die Oker geschützt. Nachdem der Wall aufgrund veränderter Kriegstechnik nutzlos wurde, und die Unterhaltskosten dem Nutzen nicht mehr gleich waren beschloss man den Wall ab 1801 zu schleifen und durch den Promenadenring Joseph-Peter Krahes zu ersetzen. Einige Bollwerke wurden teilweise erhalten, so die beiden Bollwerke im Theater- und Museumspark, oder der Gaußberg.

Istanbul, Turkey

Marriott Otel

Antwerp, Belgium

Teniers Building

Heterogeneous block containing apartments, offices, shops and a hotel, with Teniers Building on the southern tip

Theater Building

21 story Theater Building (1969) rises 76 meters and contains mostly offices with some commercial spaces on the ground floor

Madrid, Spain

Zara Princesa

e hënë, 7 janar 2008

Buildings uploaded for January 7, 2008

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

Riverside Farm Institute

A house in Riverside.

New Bern, North Carolina

413 Broad St

300 Block of Middle St.

The 300 Block of Middle St. in Historic Downtown New Bern. Many businesses including the Chelsea Restaurant, Port City Java, Bear Essentials, the Cow Cafe, Quixote Travel, and the Theater.

Office on Pollock St.

Shelburne, Vermont

Welcome Center


Meeting House

Hoexter, Germany

Der Hintere Teil des Stadthauses von Höxter (NRW)

Hoexter, Germany

Domlinden 28

Timisoara, Romania

St. George's Cathedral, Timişoara, Romania

The cathedral's foundation stone was put on 6th of August 1736. It was designed by Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach from Vienna, then Hans Lechner continued the building from 1750. It was finished by two architects from Timişoara, Johann Theodor Kostka and Carl Alexander Steinlein in 1774. The Dome was built in Austrian baroque style and it was dedicated to Saint George, the dioceses patron saint. The picture located at the high altar was painted by Michel Angelo Unterberger, the director of fine arts academy of Vienna, illustrating the patron saint. The side altars were painted by Johann Nepomuk Schöpf in 1772. [1] The precious oil-lamps were made by Josef Moser. The organ was made by Leopold Wegenstein, and it provides an impressive experience for the ears. The cathedrals bells were renewed in Germany in 1998.

Timisoara Hotel, Romania

Hotel Timişoara este un hotel din Timişoara. A fost construit după planurile arhitectului László Székely. Se numea "Pensionul Central". Între 1975-1978 a fost extins şi s-a costruit clădirea nouă.

Gara de Nord Timisoara

Prima clădire a gării a fost construită între anii 1897-1899 iar numele ei iniţial a fost Josefstadter Bahnhof sau Jozsefvaros Indohaz, în traducere „gara din Iosefin”, după numele cartierului timişorean Iosefin, în care se află. După Unirea Banatului cu România şi instaurarea administraţiei româneşti la Timişoara, în 1919, gara a fost redenumită în Gara „Domniţa Elena”, nume pe care l-a purtat până la al doilea război mondial. În timpul războiului ea a fost puternic bombardată de aviaţia aliată. Reconstrucţia s-a făcut după planurile iniţiale, însă în jurul anilor 1970, a fost modernizată şi stilul arhitectural schimbat (din 1976). made by: DieselD , Nutescu Ciprian

Piata 700 din Timisoara

Istanbul, Turkey

AKM Atatürk Kültür Merkezi - Atatürk Cultural Center

Atatürk Cultural Center (Turkish: Atatürk Kültür Merkezi), called also simply as AKM, is a multi-purpose cultural center located in Taksim Square of Istanbul, Turkey. It was designed by Turkish architect Hayati Tabanlioglu. The complex comprises the "Grand Stage", a hall with a 1,307 seat capacity hosting theater acts of Turkish State Theatres and performances of the Turkish State Opera and Ballet, and the "Concert Hall", a second hall with a capacity of 502 seats for concerts, meetings and conferences as well as an exhibition hall of 1,200 m² at the entrance. There are also the "Chamber Theatre" with 296 seats, "Aziz Nesin Stage" with 190 seats and a cinema hall with 206 seats. The center is home to the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra and Choir (İstanbul Devlet Senfoni Orkestrası ve Korosu), Istanbul State Modern Folk Music Ensemble (İstanbul Devlet Modern Halk Müziği Topluluğu) and Istanbul State Classical Turkish Music Choir (İstanbul Devlet Klasik Türk Müziği Korosu). During the summer and Informationmonths, AKM hosts the Istanbul Arts and Culture Festival. The complex is a rebuilding of the former AKM which was burnt down in a fire on November 27, 1970 during a performance.

Atatürk Kitaplığı - Atatürk Library

Atatürk Kitaplığı İstanbul'un Taksim semtinde Mete Caddesi üzerinde İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi ve Müzeler Müdürlüğü’ne bağlı halka ve özel araştırmacılara hizmet veren bir kitaplıktır. Kütüphane, müze ve sergi salonlarından oluşan bir kültür kompleksi olarak tasarlanmış ancak sadece kütüphane uygulanmıştır. Yapının altıgenlerden oluşan genel şeması yapının mimarı Sedad Hakkı Eldem'in daha önce de sık sık denediği, ama inşa etme olanağı bulamadığı bir tipolojiyi yansıtır. Altıgen geometri üçgen strüktürel ızgara üzerine süperempoze edilmiştir. Kitaplık üç katlıdır. Yönetim, servisleri, kitap bakım, ciltleme vs. kısımları iki yandaki kanatlarda konumlanır. En alt katta bulunan ve altıgen planlı olan kitap deposu yaklaşık 600.000 kitap kapasitelidir. Okuma ve inceleme salonları üstteki iki kattadır. Üst katta altıgen piramit kubbemsi örtüler altında büyük okuma ve katalog salonu bulunmaktadır. Bunlar pleksiglas ışıklıklarla donatılmışlardır. Sergi ve konferans salonu girişin iki tarafındaki kanatlarda yer alır.

Wrocław, Poland

Politechnika Wrocławska – ZCS

Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain

Colegiata de Osuna

En la cúspide de la colina, esta imponente colegiata renacentista (s. XVI) domina la ciudad. Observe la bella portada plateresca. En el interior, la iglesia presenta tres naves, a las que abren varias capillas, y una cabecera barroca dotada de un interesante retablo del mismo estilo con el escudo de los Osuna. Las paredes están adornadas con verdaderas obras maestras: Jesús Nazareno del "divino" Morales, un Cristo de la Misericordia de Juan de Mesa, La Expiración de Cristo, maravillosa tela de José Ribera y un curioso realejo (órgano) del s. XVI que se llevaba en las procesiones.

Arco Rosa

Zurich (Switzerland)


Die Telekurs Holding AG (in der Regel als Telekurs Group bezeichnet) ist ein Schweizer Unternehmen mit Hauptsitz in Zürich, das weltweit Dienstleistungen in den Bereichen kartenbasierte Zahlungstransaktionen, elektronische Zahlungssysteme und internationale Finanzinformationen anbietet. Das Unternehmen begann 1930 mit der Verbreitung der Kurse der Zürcher Effektenbörse.

Barcelona, Spain

Edificio Ona

Edificio adminitrativo en proyecto que se construirá en la Plaça de les Glòries, en Barcelona, frente al nuevo símbolo de la ciudad, la Torre Agbar. El edificio está formado por una fachada laminar de malla romboidal y está diseñado por el estudio de arquitectura Soriano & Asociados. Tendrá 74 metros de altura y 20 plantas.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Arena Boulevard

Arena Boulevard is a shopping centre in Amsterdam Zuidoost (Southeast). The Boulevard is located next to the Amsterdam Arena, the stadium of AFC Ajax, one of the most famous footballclubs in the Netherlands.

Asunción, Paraguay

Edificio Icono

Edificio de 137 Metros y 37 plantas que se encuentra en construcción. El edificio se finalizara en Diciembre de 2008 y sera el más alto de Paraguay.

Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires

Edificio Bunge & Born

Mar del Plata, Argentina


Piedra Buena