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MapAdmin
11-18-2008, 08:47 AM
Reunion Tower with Dallas skyline in the background --
Reunion Tower View on Maps.Live.com (http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCC&cp=32.77649~-96.807873&style=h&lvl=19&tilt=-11.760357676921&dir=27.9894669179239&alt=232.620860104449&cam=32.77317~-96.809961&scene=-1&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1)

This is a v2 3D city in Virtual Earth.. you can zoom in and see lots of detail on 3D objects.

More info about the Reunion Tower --
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reunion_Tower (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reunion_Tower)

Winwaed
11-18-2008, 01:35 PM
There have been quite a few VE improvements and additions to the Metroplex in the past year. Reunion Tower is an obvious one that required a better 3d model.

Some of the Univ. Dallas buildings are now also included (the buildings up on the hill near Texas Stadium).

Richard

Eric Frost
11-19-2008, 09:48 AM
Do you spend much time at University of Dallas?

According to Wikipedia, the Reunion Tower has been in a lot of shows including the 80's TV show Dallas as well as Texas Walker Ranger.

However, Wikipedia does not mention the source of the name - Reunion Tower. Oh sorry -- "Located at 300 Reunion Blvd. in the Reunion district of downtown Dallas" so that would explain it.

Eric

Winwaed
11-19-2008, 11:09 AM
The one I remember is "Lathe of Heaven" where it is some kind of weird dream machine. I also have some pictures in a book from the 1970s of the skirting-bankruptcy Rock Island Railroad. The shiny new Reunion Tower looks very surreal surrounded by the old railroad yards /etc before it was all redeveloped.

The restaurant at the top has now reopened under new management. We haven't been yet.

Yes, MrsWinwaed is a professor at the Univ. Hence the various ecological map things I've done like EcoMap Costa Rica (http://www.ecomapcostarica.com)

(the data for the F# article I've promised you, is based on student wetland data)

Richard