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27 January 2015

Migrating from Earth to Cesium

Here's a guest post we wrote for the Cesium blog, here's a link to the full article:

Web developers who are evaluating alternatives to the Google Earth API should look to Cesium for ease of use, impressive visualization capability and broad compatibility with WebGL. Former Google Earth developers will quickly be impressed with Cesium's power & stability, rich API reference and relative ease in migrating code. This article provides some background on what the Google Earth API contributed to 3D mapping and information for developers on what to expect when planning a migration to Cesium. (continue)

19 January 2015

Floors with Remaining Residences at 432 Park Avenue

The remaining residences available in the supertall skyscraper 432 Park Avenue are down to 11 from 104. The floors with the remaining residences are shown in red in the imagery below, visualized using Cesium.

432 Park Avenue is being developed by CIM Group, construction is expected to finish this spring. Prices start at just over $17 million for 3,575 sqft on the 41st floor. Two penthouse units are available with asking prices starting at $76 million. The tower is the tallest residential building in the western world and now one of Manhattan's major landmarks.

432 Park Avenue, view SW
View NW over Central Park

Available Space in The Empire State Building, Viewed With Cesium

Cube Cities is now developing real estate data visualizations based on Cesium, a new virtual globe software that is extremely versatile. Cesium delivers fast 3D data visuals that work easily in all modern web browsers without a plug-in. With Cesium and Cube Cities, the real estate markets of large urban areas like Manhattan can be easily explored with an iPad.

The graphics below are Cube Cities application screenshots that illustrate the currently available floors in The Empire State Building, the data is from Empire State Realty Trust. Background office buildings are colored in blue, multifamily buildings in green and hotels in purple.

Contact us to see any building visualized in 3D, on a discrete floor level, using Cesium.

The Empire State Building, Midtown Manhattan buildings beyond
The Empire State Building, view to the North West

The Empire State Building and only the Penn Station commercial submarket