e mërkurë, 19 mars 2008

Buildings uploaded for March 19, 2008

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

Osaka, Japan


Florence, Italy

Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Firenze

Nuremberg, Germany

City-Theatre Fürth

The City Theatre Fuerth was build in 1901 and 1902 by the plans of the Viennese architects Fellner and Helmer in modern baroque architecture. Financed it was to a large part by donations from the citizens of Fürth. Upon the gable is a statue of a female torch bearer, a lion and a male figure lying at her feet. Recently, on the occasion of its 100-year anniversary the theater was restored extensively.

Church of Our Lady in Fürth


Budynek przy ul Królewskiej 1/7 (BrowArmia Królewska)

Victoria Hotel


Dolmabahçe Sarayı - Dolmabahçe (Filledgarden) Palace

Dolmabahçe Palace was the first European-style palace in Istanbul and was built by Sultan Abdülmecid between 1842 and 1853, at a cost of five million Ottoman gold pounds, the equivalent of 35 tons of gold.The world's largest Bohemian crystal chandelier, a gift from Queen Victoria, is at the center hall.The chandelier has 750 lamps and weighs 4.5 tons.Dolmabahçe has the largest collection of Bohemian and Baccarat crystal chandeliers in the world, and one of the great staircases has bannisters of Baccarat crystal.The site of Dolmabahçe was originally a bay in the Bosphorus which was filled gradually during the 18th century to become an imperial garden, much appreciated by the Ottoman sultans; and it is from this garden that the name Dolmabahçe (Filledgarden) comes from.The palace that stands here today was built between 1842 and 1853 during the reign of Sultan Abdülmecid, on the site of the old coastal palace of Beşiktaş, by the Armenian architects Garabet Amira Balyan and his son Nigoğayos Balyan.The palace is composed of three parts; the Mabeyn-i Hümâyûn (or Selamlık, the quarters reserved for the men), Muayede Salonu (the ceremonial halls) and the Harem-i Hümâyûn (the Harem, the apartments of the family of the Sultan).The palace is managed by Milli Saraylar Daire Başkanlığı (Directorate of National Palaces) responsible to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.The museum is open to public on weekdays from 9:00 to 15:00, except Mondays and Thursdays.

Çırağan Sarayı - Çırağan Palace

Çırağan Palace (Turkish: Çırağan Sarayı), a former Ottoman palace, is now a five-star hotel of the Kempinski Hotels chain. It is located on the European shore of the Bosporus between Beşiktaş and Ortaköy in Istanbul, Turkey. The palace, built by Sultan Abdülâziz, was designed by the famous Armenian palace architect Nigoğayos Balyan and constructed by his sons Sarkis and Hagop Balyan between 1863 and 1867. This was a period in which all Ottoman sultans used to build their own palaces rather than using those of their ancestors. Çırağan Palace is the last example of this period. The inner walls and the roof were made of wood, the outer walls of colorful marble. The palace was connected with a beautiful marble bridge to the Yıldız Palace on the hill behind. A very high garden wall protected the palace from the outer world.

Beylerbeyi Sarayı - Beylerbeyi Palace

The Beylerbeyi Palace (Turkish: Beylerbeyi Sarayı) is a palace located in Beylerbeyi neighbourhood of Istanbul, Turkey at the Asian side of the Bosphorus, situated just north of the Bosphorus Bridge today. Designed in the baroque style by Sarkis Balyan, Beylerbeyi Palace seems fairly restrained compared to the excesses of the earlier Dolmabahçe or Küçüksu palaces. It was commissioned by Sultan Abdülaziz (1830-1876) and built between 1861 and 1865 as a summer residence and a place to entertain visiting heads of state. Empress Eugénie of France visited Beylerbeyi on her way to the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 and had her face slapped by the sultan's mother for daring to enter the palace on the arm of Abdül Aziz. Other regal visitors to the palace included the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The palace was the last place of captivity of the deposed sultan Abdulhamid II from 1912 until his death there in 1918. The palace looks its most attractive from the Bosphorus, from where its two bathing pavilions, one for the harem (women's only) and the other for the selamlık (men's only), can best be seen.

Madrid, Spain

Nuevos Ministerios, Madrid

Edificio Castelar, Madrid

Belém – Brazil

Ilha de Creta tower

La Plata, Argentina

Liceo Victor Mercante – Unlp

Edificio en 12 y 50 ( La Plata )

Edificio de Departamentos Calle : diagonal 74 y 54 ( La Plata )

Mar del Plata, Argentina

Edificio Terraza Palace

Torres de Manantiales

La Habana, Cuba

Fabrica Partagás

Castillo de la Real Fuerza

Rome, NY, USA

South James St. Bridge

Mt. Zion Ministries Church

Brunswick, Maine

Brunswick Gazebo

Lexington, Kentucky

National Bank Building

World Trade Parking

South Broadway Parking Structure

Montreal, QC, Canada

Montreal City Hall

The 5 storey Montreal City Hall is the work of architects Henri-Maurice Perrault and Alexander Cowper Hutchison, built between 1872 and 1878. Its architecture is in the Second Empire style, also known as Napoléon III-style.

Miami, Florida

fairwind (fairmond) hotel

Breakwater Hotel

Essex House Hotel

Government Centre downtown Miami


The Edmonton Journal Building

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

North American Life Centre

Cambridge Suites Hotel

Aegon Place

e premte, 14 mars 2008

Buildings uploaded for March 14, 2008

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

Osaka, Japan

Ajinomoto Group Osaka Building

Copenhagen, Denmark

Black diamond building, Copenhagen

Marmorkirken, Copenhagen

Scandic hotel Copenhagen

Carlsberg Hovedkontor

Nuremberg, Germany

Passions Kriche



Art-Line Handelskontor (google earth version)


Hotel Europejski

Wuppertal / Germany

Wohn u. Geschäftskomplex Rolingswerth

Rome, Italy

San Nicola in Carcere - Titular Church, Rome

San Nicola in Carcere (Italian, "St Nicholas in prison") is a titular church in Rome near the Forum Boarium in rione Ripa. The first church on the site was probably built in the 6th century, and a 10th century inscription may be seen on a fluted column next to the entrance, but the first definite dedication is from a plaque on the church dating to 1128. It was constructed in and from the ruins of the Forum Holitorium and its temples, along with a jail (carcer). Spolia from all these ancient remains is still apparent in the church's construction, most particularly three columns from the Temple of Juno Sospita which are incorporated into both the 10th century and 1599 north facades of the church. The dedication to St Nicholas was made by the Greek population in the area. In the 11th century, it was known as the church of Petrus Leonis, referring to the converted Jewish family who rebuilt the nearby Theatre of Marcellus as a fortress. The church was rebuilt in 1599, with a new facade by Giacomo della Porta (though the medieval campanile - originally a fortified tower, then adapted to a bell tower after being abandoned - was not altered).

Asunción, Paraguay

Casa de la Independencia

La Plata, Argentina

Edificio de los Triangulos

Departamentos en La Plata

Edificio de Departamentos en La Plata

São Paulo

Estação Julio Prestes

Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge

Rome, NY, USA

Rocco Gualtieri’s Italian Market

Iron Kettle Restaurant/DCAP Insurance

Mill St. Bridge

Brunswick, Maine

Domino's Pizza

Lexington, Kentucky

Block Containing National Bank

Montreal, QC, Canada

Édifice Place Ville-Marie, Montréal

Place Ville Marie, Montréal (architects I.M. Pei, with Ray AFFLECK, 1958-65), was developed as an entire city block by CN Real Estate. It was a phased development. The first to be constructed (1958-63) was the cruciform (cross-shaped) 45-storey tower, commonly called the Royal Bank Building; its grand plaza and lower office buildings, designed by internationally famous US architect I.M. Pei, helped to set new standards for architecture in Canada in the 1960s.

San Jose, California

Santa Clara between 3rd and 4th

Boston, Massachusetts

101 Huntington Avenue

111 Huntington Ave

Fenway Park

e hënë, 10 mars 2008

Buildings uploaded for March 10, 2008

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

Tel Aviv, Israel

David Intercontinental Hotel

The David Intercontinental hotel is one of the biggest and most prestigious hotels in Israel. It was built in 1999 and was designed by Feigin Architects. The hotel has 521 rooms and 38 suites. It is located in the southern part of the seashore of Tel-Aviv.

Discount Tower

The Discount Tower is a 30 floors tower, located in the central business district of Tel Aviv. It was built between 2003 to 2006. The building serves as the headquaters of the Discount bank, while some of the floors are rented for other purpuses.

Shanghai, China

Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Located at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district, by the side of Huangpu River, opposite The Bund of Shanghai. It was designed by Jia Huan Cheng. Construction began in 1991 and the tower was completed in 1995. At 468 m (1,535 feet) high, it is the tallest tower in Asia, and the third tallest tower in the world.

Faisalabad, Pakistan

Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Osaka, Japan

Nakanoshima Plaza

A Coruña

torre galicia ( A Crouña )

Zagreb, Croatia

eurotower Zagreb

Oldenburg, Germany

Neue LZO Zentrale

Ulla Popken, Musikladen Kötter, Wallkino

Madrid, Spain


The Netherlands

Provinciehuis Noord Brabant

Taets Art Gallery - Zaandam


Bogota, Colombia

Ministerio de la Protección Social

Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires

Torre Repsol YPF

La Plata, Argentina

Edifico esquina 7 y 55

McMinnville Tennessee

Vacant Building on Sparta Street

Cheney, Washington

EWU Fraternity - Philena Building

Built in 1929. An excellent example of Romanesque architecture. The Philena is one of the earliest apartment buildings to be built in Cheney and has been the home of numerous faculty members of the college. It was designed by Spokane architects Archibald Rigg and Roland Vantyne to provide a home for college faculty members. It was built by prominent local businessman and soon-to-be Washington State Governor Clarence D. Martin (son of F.M. Martin, banker and owner of the Martin Grain & Milling Company), who named the building for his mother, Philena. It is currently owned by a student fraternal organization.

San Jose, California

33 South 3rd

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Grand Central Manor

Associated Engineering Plaza

e enjte, 6 mars 2008

Buildings uploaded for March 6, 2008

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

Tel Aviv, Israel

Park Plaza Orchid Hotel

The Park Plaza Orchid Hotel (fomerly Yamit Hotel) is a complex of two buildings on the seashore of Tel Aviv. It is located right next to the American embassy. The seaside part of the building host some very popular travellers bars, like 'Mike's Place' and 'Buzz Stop', as well as a local branch of Mcdonalds and KFC. MetroScape is constantly building quality 3D models of buildings from around the world to be placed upon the Google earth platform. You can enhance your company's visibility today by joining the 3D revolution at MetroScape.

Rogovin Tidhar Tower

Taipei, Taiwan

Ruentex Building

hamburg / germany

3dHH_DWI-/Astra-Tower Hamburg 18st,70m, 2008 (3d-PDF)

Rome, Italy

Theatre of Marcellus

The Theatre of Marcellus (Latin: Theatrum Marcelli; Italian: Teatro di Marcello) is an ancient edifice in the rione of Sant'Angelo, Rome, providing one of the city's many popular spectacles or tourist sites. It was named after Marcus Marcellus, Emperor Augustus's nephew, who died five years before its completion. Space for the theatre was cleared by Julius Caesar, who was murdered before it could be begun; the theatre was so far advanced by 17 BC that part of the celebration of the ludi saeculares took place within the theatre; it was completed in 13 BC and formally inaugurated in 12 BC by Augustus.

Temple of Apollo Sosianus

The Temple of Apollo Sosianus (previously known as the Apollinar and the temple of Apollo Medicus) is a Roman temple dedicated to Apollo in the Campus Martius, next to the Theatre of Marcellus and the Porticus Octaviae, in Rome, Italy. Its present name derives from that of its final rebuilder, Gaius Sosius. The three columns of the temple which survive to full-height today belong to the Augustan rebuild, but the cult of Apollo had existed in this area since at least to the mid 5th century BC when an Apollinar (a sacred grove or altar) was recorded on this site. The first temple building dates to 431 BC, when the consul Gnaeus Iulius Mento inaugurated one dedicated to Apollo Medicus (the doctor), in fulfilment of a vow to him during a plague of 2 years earlier. A radical reconstruction was begun by Gaius Sosius, probably just after his triumph in 34 BC. Upon the construction of the theatre of Marcellus soon afterwards the temple's frontal staircase was demolished and replaced with two staircases on the sides of the "pronaos".

The Netherlands

Woningen in Transvaal, Den Haag

The two dwelling towers of six and eight levels form a ‘gate’ from the shopping street to the urban park. They contain thirty-five apartments in the upper part and 900 m2 shopping area on the ground level. On the other side of the park a half open building block has been restored by attaching a new estate of twelve four-level city apartments and a slightly higher block of nine apartments and shops beneath. Build: 2004 Architects: ir. Peter Jansen Schoonhoven ir. Rob Wilhelmy Damsté Piet R.J. Grouls

Wijkteam- en districtskantoor Linnaeusstraat, Politie Amsterdam

Two police stations, a parking lot, an employee’s restaurant and a cellblock are positioned in an even brick cover that reflects the surrounding scale of the city. The brick building is positioned next to a train viaduct at a busy access road of Amsterdam. Its scale, position and the treatment of the façade keep balance between a builder’s block and an object. Even though the brick facade structure is very abstract, the parking lot, corner windows and the changing fulfilment of the wooden window sills accomplish the result of a lively and expressive appearance. The extra windows positioned in the façade openings of the offices make it possible to open the windows despite high noise exposure. This also reduces the amount of maintenance of the transparent varnished window sills. Thanks to these differentiating additions and the absence of the window sills on the street corner at the entrance, the brick cover shows traces of the inside; for instance the access ramps of the garage wrapping themselves halfway up the building. The façade is of ambiguous character; it seems to be hiding the program, yet it actually shows its very physical projection. It is a filter, yet also a screen, build up with ingredients of the urban surroundings. Build: 2003 Architect: Piet R. J. Grouls

Bogota, Colombia

Torres Unidas 1

La Plata, Argentina

Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo - FCNyM - Unlp

e hënë, 3 mars 2008

Buildings uploaded for March 3, 2008

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

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

National Science and Technology Museum North Hall

National Science and Technology Museum is located at Sanmin District, Kaohsiung City. The main target of this science museum is about Technology, and it's separate into North Hall and South Hall for it's funtion in difference. Except the regular exhibtion about life technology, there are exhibtions about ancient technology and green energy as well. An IMAX theater is also set in this museum for education 3D movies.

Florence, Italy

Santa Croce

Nuremberg, Germany

Frankenstadium Nuremberg (simplyfied)

The Easy Credit stadium in Nuremberg (formerly Frankenstadion); Home of German Bundesliga soccer team 1.FC Nuremberg; Capacity: 47,500 spectators (International: 44,308 all seats) It was built from 1926 to 1928 as Municipal Stadium at plans of the architect Otto Ernst Schweizer. At that time it was considered as one of the finest and most advanced stadiums all over the World. After several expansions and renovations, it was least rebuilt for the World Cup 2006. - Simplyfied model.

Brandenburg an der Havel

Schiffsanleger Neustädtisches Wassertor Brandenburg

Hbf. Brandenburg a/H – Wasserturm

Der Lockspeisewasserturm ist ein schlichtes aber schönes Betriebsgebäude. Er dürfte aus den 1920-30ziger Jahren stammen. Heute wird er nicht mehr genutzt und verfällt leider immer mehr.

Bauhofstraße 15&17 Brandenburg a/H

Wrocław 3D

Most Autostradowej Obwodnicy Wrocławia A8

Water tower Na Grobli (Wroclaw, Poland)

FIG Plaza (Wroclaw - Poland)

Schwangau, village of the royal castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, Baviera, southern Germany

Wellvital Hotel Rubezahl, Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany

Hotel Waldmann in Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany

Ticket-Center Hohenschwangau


Sabancı Center

Den Haag (The Hague), Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

De Zilveren Toren

De Monarch


Fossar de les Moreres, Barcelona

The Netherlands

Blauwe hoed

toren van slot loevestein

Bogota, Colombia

Torres de Fenicia

Parque Bavaria Central, Bogota

La Plata, Argentina

Observatorio de La Plata - Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas- Unlp-

Complejo Las Torres

Estadio Ciudad de la Plata "Estadio Unico"

Facultad de Ciencias Medicas - Edificio Central - Unlp –

Mar del Plata, Argentina

Torre Bristol II

Santa Fe y Alberdi

Edificio EIFFEL XI

La Habana, Cuba

Edificio en Chinatown

Hotel Plaza

Brunswick, Maine

169 Park Row Office Building

Downtown McMinnville Tennessee

Wholesale Batteries

City of McMinnville Fire Hall #1

USF St. Petersburg

CAC-Campus Activity Center

RHO-Residence Hall One

Front Entrance Sign

St. Petersburg, Florida

City Municipal Offices / 1st Ave N / 3rd St N / Central Ave / 4th St N

St. Louis, Missouri

University City City Hall

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

University of Lethbridge Tower and Workers' Compensation Board Building

Centre West, Blue Cross Building and Blue Cross Place