Times Square Model
To create a Times Square model, KiwiMill used Google Earth to download pictures of this NYC icon. Looking at commonly sized objects in the photos such as people, windows, doors and vehicles, the team was able to estimate measurements for the buildings. The model was built primarily of styrene and acrylic, in N scale (1:160). Graphics were then added by using images off the internet, including vector logos, resized to meet the needs of each structure. Finally, a miniature 1.8 inch video screen was embedded into the model, hooked up to a DVD player.
Take a look at the Kodak Flickr picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kodakpix/5327635467/
Click HERE for a video fly-through of the model on YouTube.