What is the Three
Dimensional (3D) Model?
The city and its
consultant, Bergmann Associates, are using new computer graphic technologies to
develop a three dimensional computer model of Center City. This model will allow city staff, developers,
and the public to see proposed development in a virtual environment. The effect of a proposed building’s height
and mass on the surrounding public spaces will be easier to understand with the
In addition, the model
will help promote downtown. A
“fly-through” video will be made and posted online so that anyone with internet
access can get a detailed sense of what downtown Rochester is. A preliminary version of this can be seen
below! Future videos have the potential
to highlight certain aspects of downtown redevelopment such as the Inner Loop,
High Falls, the Riverway Trail connections, and historic buildings and
districts, to name but a few.
Regular updates to the
model will ensure that it stays current and continues to be a key piece of the
Center City Master Plan.