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The World Trade Center Memorial and Museum virtual views on line…..

A birds-eye view of the 9/11 Memorial as it will be seen through Google Earth. CLICK PIC FOR MORE PHOTOS OF THE 9/11 MEMORIAL.

[ A view of the what the reflecting pools will be like at the site….]

Thru a partnership with Google Earth the views are really great of the site and lower Manhattan….

The World Trade Center memorial won’t open until next year, but virtual visitors now can see all its haunting and heartbreaking detail online.

An interactive, three-dimensional model of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum went up online on Wednesday.

Thanks to a partnership with Google Earth, which donated its
techno-wizardry, visitors can now zoom in to the iconic 30-foot waterfalls that will thunder into the two reflecting pools in the footprints of the Twin Towers.

They can pan over the entire 16-acre site for a bird’s-eye view of the eight-acre Memorial, marvel at the emerald green leaves of the 400 swamp white oak trees on the plaza or gaze at the Freedom Tower as it soars to a breathtaking 1,776 feet.

“You can even peek through the glass atrium of the Museum Pavilion to see the two seven-story-tall steel tridents that will greet future visitors to the site,” said 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels.

So razor-sharp and up-close are the visual details that family members will be able to hone in on the nearly 3,000 bronze nameplates that will identify the innocents who were massacred in the 2001 attacks.

Visitors can zoom in to see the intricate detailing of the cobblestones in the plaza – and then zoom out to see all of Ground Zero, lower Manhattan or the New York metropolitan area.

“About 99% of the world’s population will never visit the site,” said Bruce Polderman, a product manager for Google Earth, a satellite imagery-based mapping program which created the dimensionally accurate 3D model.

“This gives them the ability to visualize the completed Memorial in its geographic context even before it is fully constructed.”


For a panoramic view of the World Trade Center construction site…… click this link…..

From TPL….This on the Mosque being rebuild in the area……Link……....

May 27, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Computers, Government, Media, Projections, September 11, Updates | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. dont forget about the Mosque


    Comment by Timothy Leal | May 27, 2010 | Reply

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