The folks in New Zealand known as Pivnice ltd. have posted three new buildings in the form of 3D models for Google Earth at their blog called ZNO. Each building is well-modeled and is placed in the actual location of the building on top of the satellite photos in Google Earth. The latest models include the following (NOTE: some of these models take up a lot of memory, you might want to turn off each one before loading another):
- Burj-Al-Arab Hotel (1 MByte) in Dubai. See the hotel’s web site. Check out the cool helipad. Also, it looks better with the nice aerial image overlay .
- SkyTower in Auckland, NZ (565 KBytes) – tallest tower in the Southern Hemisphere
- Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea (1.7 Mbytes) – started in 1987, but left uncomplete. There’s still a rusty crane on top, it’s in the model too.