Sunday, April 15, 2007

Google New York Takes Shape

Some of you already know about my other New York recreation project involving making a 3D model of New York in Google Earth.

By now Google Earth New York is taking shape thanks to the sudden surge of New York 3D models from talented modeler's at Google's 3D Warehouse. Here are a few of the recent additions.

American Folk Art Museum

The American Folk Art Museum is one of the leading centers for the study and of American folk art and displays the work of international artists. It is located at 45 West 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, in Midtown.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Right next door to the American Folk Art Museum is the Museum of Modern Art.

It is one of the leading museums of modern art in the world. Its collection includes works of architecture and design, drawings, paintings sculpture, photography, film, and media.

In 2002 MoMA underwent a massive renovation to expand and create space for additional galleries. The museum temporarily moved to a location in Long Island City Queens (which was called MoMa QNS). Today an average of 2.5 million visitors flock to the new and improved MoMA.

Towering over MoMA is the luxury high rise residence Museum Tower built by Cesar Pelli in 1985. The tower was proposed to help pay for the museum renovations of 1976. To construct the controversial tower the museum's ventilation system had to be expanded, and some galleries had to undergo further renovations.

Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall is the world famous entertainment venue located in Rockefeller Center and is most commonly known for the Rockette dancers. For a time it was the leading tourist destination in New York.


Shawn Elder said...

Is there any pics from simcity4 in your city journal from simtropolis website. I would really like to see the city. I like the Chicago city done by afluosky (spelling ?). do you have any?

Elliot said...

Hi Shawn,

You can see all the picture I post on Simtropolis here. Just search through my previous posts and you'll find them.