Local companies Autodesk and Steelblue have come together to 3D-print a facsimile of San Francisco's rapidly developing SoMa and Financial Districts. Why? Because it makes a cool video, obviously. But also because, in person, the model will help planners, architects and developers get a better idea of the city they're building in.
The model covers an area from AT&T Park up to the Financial District and West to SFMOMA and took about two months to piece together. The model was printed at Autodesk's Pier 9 workshop using data from Steelblue's similar digital model that they've been building for years and that they showed off in a fly-by late last year:
Developer Tishman Speyer will keep the original copy of the model, but a second printing is planned and will be on display at Autodesk's Gallery in the One Market building, which is a total wonderland if you're an architecture or design nerd.