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Incredibly Detailed Chicago Cityscape 3D Printed Using Google Maps

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By now, pretty much most people who use the Internet should know about 3D printing. If you don’t, you must have either avoided it or you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years. 3D printing has become huge, and more and more companies are creating 3D printers that can perform the most ridiculous prints. Recently people in Chicago took the chance to try out this technology, and they started 3D printing the Chicago cityscape using Google Maps as the base for their models.

It is actually the Chicago Architecture Foundation that made the project possible, and now the city of Chicago can provide their residents and visitors with a complete and insanely detailed 3D model of the city. When you look at it, you will be impressed by the incredible depth and exact detail which makes the whole Chicago cityscape look exactly like it would if you were a couple of miles over it and looking down.

The project is still under construction, but so far it takes up about 320 square feet and is built up of over 1,000 Chicago buildings. The project will continue until every building is represented, which will give visitors the ability to look at Chicago from a street view as well as from above. What made the project possible was actually Google Maps Street View, which allowed the creators to print the cityscape in extreme detail.



Even though the 3D printed Chicago cityscape is geared towards the visitors and citizens of Chicago, it also gives architects and designers a clearer view of what kind of architecture has been implemented into the Chicago cityscape over the years. It should provide them with ideas and creativity when it comes to the Chicago cityscape. It also showcases 3D printing technology and what it is capable of creating once it’s harnessed when constructing buildings and all kinds of architectural designs.

Chicago Cityscape 3D Printed To Provide Better Overview

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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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