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28 October 2013

Video Tour of Future Apple Headquarters

Apple Campus 2 from above in Cupertino, CA
Apple received planning approval from the City of Cupertino on October 15th to proceed with the Apple Campus 2 project. The Development Permit allows for the demolition of approximately 2.7 m sqft of existing commercial buildings. It allows for the construction of 3.42 m sqft of office, research, and development buildings; 120,000 sqft (1,000 seat) corporate auditorium, 100,000 sqft corporate fitness center, 25,000 sqft of Valet Parking Reception and 92,000 sqft of utility plants; and associated parking facilities and ancillary buildings.

Here's a visualization of the Development Permit and the buildings that will be removed to make way for the new headquarters.

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Apple Campus 2, NE Entrance near East Homestead Road, Cupertino, CA

24 October 2013

Rent Rolls in Google Earth

Cube Cities can instantly convert a property rent roll from Excel to a 3D visualization in Google Earth. Below is a screenshot of what this looks like with sample data from a building in downtown Toronto:
Rent Roll Colourized by Lease Expiry
Here's a movie of what this interface looks like when navigating through downtown Toronto in Cube Cities:

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17 October 2013

3D Building Information Styles

The Cube Cities platform produces many different types of building information styles. Here's a very quick video that shows a brief look at 23 unique styles. These are configurations of our polygons and lines that are stable together and can be used to mimic building activity.

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8 October 2013

The Cube Cities Timeline

See how cities have historically developed with the Cube Cities Timeline. It lets you play city growth animations using building data for major North American cities.

Visit the Timeline here:

7 October 2013

Lower Manhattan Growth Animation (1840-2020)

Lower Manhattan, built floor by floor
This is a city growth animation of the buildout of Lower Manhattan from 1840-2020. This movie shows the buildings that exist today that have been built since 1840. This is a floor-level visualization that shows floors appearing as the years pass and eventually begin to cover the southernmost part of Manhattan Island.

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