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Old Posted Nov 20, 2012, 3:28 AM
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Second Life model of downtown Toronto

Here's a project I've been working on for some time now, making a 3D model of downtown Toronto. Still needs some improvements, but it's starting to look good enough now to post some screenshots. All of the latest proposals are included, as of last week anyways.

Overview, from the northwest:
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And from the southeast:
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The CBD and Clubland:
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Yorkville and the north end of Yonge Street:
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Looking north:
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Yorkville, looking south:
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Clubland, Southcore and Citiplace:
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Looking north from the lake, the traditional postcard view:
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And now for some dramatic shots, stuff you can't do with Google Sketchup...

All of downtown, from the west, just before sunset:
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All of downtown, from the east, just after sunrise:
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Looking up at the towers of the CBD, at night:
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Looking west, at sunset:
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Looking good! Do you have them organized by date so you could show how the skyline will look now, 2013, 2014, etc?
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Thanks, no I haven't gone that far yet. I still need to refine it more, better detail on the buildings, the textures. And I have to add more buildings too. Right now the shortest towers are 113 metres, except for a few that are part of a complex. I plan to lower that to 100 metres, and eventually to 90 metres. Once I get that done I'll be able to start sorting them out by date, or by status.
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It's been 3 1/2 years since I first began to make the model, and it's far more detailed now, as well as 4 X the size it used to be, almost all buildings 35 metres and up are now included, as well as plenty of buildings even shorter. Also, there have been many more proposals and buildings built and U/C in those years. Not everything is finished yet. It's still a work in progress...

These screen shots are all views from various penthouses that have yet to be built:

One Yonge 1

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245 Queen E
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Rosedale on Bloor
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The One
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1 Eglinton E
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Yonge / Bloor
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The East side
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The Waterfront and CBD
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Looks great Koops.
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^^^ Thanks!

Lots more changes, more buildings, many of the latest I'm adding are between 20 and 50 metres. All those shorter buildings really help to fill out the landscape, but there are so many of them... now I know why Toronto has over 2500 high rises listed in the database.

A few new screenshots showing some of the more recent changes:

Looking at the CBD, with 100 Simcoe just to the right of Shangri-La.

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Looking NE, with 391 Yonge gone from the Yonge/Gerrard intersection.

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And an overall view of downtown, looking SW.

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Toronto skyline views from the East and West:

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Two new renders today...

Birds eye view looking Northeast:

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A bit more dramatic this time, looking North on a misty morning:

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Enjoy!
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More updates:

Overview, looking NW:

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Looking North:

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View from the CN Tower:

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Looking South towards the lake:

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From the South this time, looking North:

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A close-up of Yonge-Eglinton, from the NW:

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Y & E from the other direction:

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Looking straight down Yonge Street, from Bloor to the lake:

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The East side, with all those recent proposals added in:

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Zoomed right in, looking over City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square:

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