Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!

Happy 2007 and Happy New Year to all! Hope this year is filled with joy and happiness.
Stay tuned for more great updates in the year ahead because we're just getting started.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Midtown in the Making

Being one the most detail intensive area on the map to recreate the heart of Midtown is far from finished. Only the a handful of the recognizable buildings line the avenues and streets.

Some of which being W.R. Grace, Grand Central, the Chrysler Building and the Metlife Building. For the time being plazas serve as a placemark for where the real world buildings stand.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Christmas in New York

Billboards aren't the only thing lit up in Times Square. The Times Square Christmas Tree is lit up for the season.

Speaking of Christmas, I'll be taking a break from the project for the holiday's so have a great holiday and I'll see you in the New Year.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

New York in the Making: Long Island City

A progress shot of Long Island City, Queens with The Citibank Building (now the Citigroup Building.

Long Island City (often abbreviated L.I.C.) is the western-most neighborhood in Queens. It is bounded on the north and west by the East River; on the east by Hazen Street, 49th Street, and New Calvary Cemetery, and on the south by Newtown Creek.

Be on the look out for our trip to Long Island City in the future.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Haughwout Building

The beautiful Italianate Haughwout Building on Broadway at Broome Street in SoHo. It was built in 1857, designed by architect John Gaynor who was inspired by the San Sorvino Library located on the Piazetta in Venice. Robert Moses threatened to demolish it for his proposed Lower Manhattan Highway in the 1960's. Thankfully preservationist rallied to save this cast iron gem so it can be admired today.

Corcoran Real Estate, one of the largest real estate firms in the city currently occupy the building.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Touch Screens coming to a Taxi Near You

Some quick taxi talk from the streets of SimCity. Your cab may look a bit different inside next time you hop in. The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission announced it is putting in touch screen LCD screens. From NY1,

"Starting Monday touch screens will start showing up in taxicabs across the city.

The touch screen tells passengers where they are in the city, where the good restaurants are, and if their flight is delayed. The touch screen even allows riders to pick the music.

The commissioner of the city's Taxi & Limo Commission predicts the new features will be a hit with tourists and native New Yorkers alike.
The touch screens will also allow passengers to pay for their cab fare with credit cards. You can read more at NY1.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Brooklyn Bridge

The majestic Brooklyn Bridge makes its way into SimCity.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Google Earth Project

I've gotten some emails from people wanting to see more of my Google Earth project. So here are a few more pictures of the project.

Trump World Tower

Federal Hall

Chrysler Building

As you can see the project is nowhere near finished. Most of my free time is going toward my SimCity project.

If anyone knows of more New York buildings at the 3D Warehouse let me know.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

"Here's David Leterman!"

The famed Ed Sullivan Theater on 53rd and Broadway near Times Square.