3D Buildings in London in Google Earth

Euston Tower London in Google EarthThere are some excellent 3D models of various locations in London being shared at a blog called Digitally Distributed Environments. The blog’s main author is a Dr. Andrew Hudson-Smith, and his web site is definitely worth viewing if you like seeing new ways of visualizing city environments. I’ve been reading his posts over the past few months, and for some reason had thought I had already written about his interesting blog. His focus is on 3D models of buildings, but he also publishes some nice panorama photography as well. You can compare the accuracy and scale of his 3D models to the aerial photos in Google Earth. Anyway, he’s recently posted several new 3D buildings for Google Earth. Here are links to several Google Earth files of 3D models he’s published (you might want to turn off models before you load a new one to save memory):

Today Dr. Smith posted a stereo anaglyph (a photo you view with red/blue 3D glasses to see the 3D effect) of one of his 3D buildings.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Cool. Now I wonder if there’s a way to make the restaurant on the BT tower revolve as it used to do all the time?

  2. I would like to see alot more 3d building for google earth pro. I have purchased there license and i spend hours explorering the earth from home. I would like to have as many of these place marks that you could possibly give me. Especially if you have ones in my home country. United States. Thanks and visit my site at http://www.noviaworld.com

  3. Very nice, 1 day all the buildings in central London might be covered like in new york, the London Eye seems fine sitting on the ground but the othes look like they are floating in the air when you tilt down.
    Still very good work.
    Many Thanks

  4. Thanx 4 these magnificient views.would wish to view Bermuda triangle.help

  5. Very nice, but I am wondering why it is Google allows 3D Anaglyph buildings on Google Earth while they removed over 200 of my 3D anaglyph panoramas only because they were anaglyph. Not one Google Earth photgraphaic application allows 3D anaglyph which I believe is Extremely Discriminatory and a biggoted policy. The application providers and Gpoogle Earth each point the finger at the other for rejecting anaglyph photography. Panoramio claims Google does not allow 3D Anaglphs and Google Earth says that is not true. Anybody who rejects my anaglyphs, those that have been total a holes and have rudely denied my art from public display on the the monopolized CIA sponsered Google Earth application deserve their photography to be printed on toilet paper so I can make improvements to their trash.

  6. I tried to watch the image with 3D cinema’s glasses but it doesn’t work >.< D:

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