A 3D model of lower Manhattan island.
Buildings are accurately modeled.
Building height data was taken from skyscraperpage website for buildings above 40-50 meters, for the lower buildings satellite data as reference has been used. no building is flat on the top even small buildings have the typical ridges on the roofs.
Great efforts have been made to make the buildings as accurate as they are in reality. This lower manhattan is currently the most detailed one online in terms of geometry
also extra efforts has been made to reduce the useless vertices.
every building is a separate objects. so there are about 10000+ buildings.
The beekman tower has been given higher detail (thought is was a nice challenge :)
the sidewalk corners are all rounded like in reality.
This model was originally created in blender.
The FBX and OBJ format have been carefully checked in 3Ds max 2012 for any errors or wrong normals as you can see in the max screenshots.
The model goes all the way till E14th Street, that is further than any other high detail model of lower Manhattan currently online.
a copy of this model in two parts can also be interactively viewed on sketchfab. just type in lower Manhattan and you will see it.