Panorama picture documentation of the Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
City.scope documents urban development in the upcoming centre of Berlin.
Using QuickTime VR the city.scope archive allows navigating through space
and time of the Potsdamer Platz.
The first part
of the archive covers the time from June 1994 to July 1995.
These movies were taken from a fixed location using a 35 mm camera.
June, 21st 1994
July, 26th 1995
In Summer 1995,
city.scope was developed and set up on location.
Each day the system takes a series of pictures, automatically assembles them
to QuickTime VR movies, archives them locally, and publishes them on the
And here it is:
...the most recent movie directly from our server
A quick glance into the future:
The city.scope archive also presents the panoramic vision of the Potsdamer
created by the Berlin Architect Yagedar Asisi as seen from a similar location:
...Berlin in the year 2000
So, what is the Potsdamer Platz archive all about?
The city.scope system is set up to document the urban development at the
Potsdamer Platz on a long
Panoramic pictures and QTVR movies are generated and recorded daily. The
archived scenes allow navigation through time and space of the location.
The emerging of the new centre can be experienced in a time-lapse QTVR
presentation on the World Wide Web and via CD-ROM.
In addition to the actual panoramic views, city.scope will present
- historical documents of the Potsdamer Platz
- visions of urban planning, traffic, architecture
- day to day changes on the location
A new documentation medium.
City.scope provides new means for documenting location-based developments in
time. The system generates and stores panoramic pictures as bitmaps as well
as in the QTVR format and makes the visual material accessible from anywhere
in the world via Internet.
City.scope can be set up at any location that is to be documented. The system
is programmable for recording at flexible intervals.
For more information get in contact to Timeline, Berlin
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