26 May 2010
The National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum and Google Earth have partnered to allow online visitors to the World Trade Center site will be able to explore the actual site via 3-D. Museum officials announced today that the 3-D model will help the public visualize the memorial and its lower Manhattan setting. With the new tool, visitors will be able to zoom in and look at each tree and cobblestone or zoom out and look at the entire project. “The ability to visualize the memorial in its geographic context even before it is constructed is key to understanding its place in New York City’s landscape,” Bruce Polderman, product manager for Google, said in a news release. Check out the Google Earth tool here. And, read more from the NY Times here.