Michigan Central Station is iconic and often in the news. The 1913 Beaux Arts structure has captured the imagination of the country to the point that some think that it’s America’s version of the Roman Colosseum.
Now, wherever you are in the world, you can walk through a rendering of the iconic Detroit landmark as if it were still active today. See a janitor cleaning the floors, or pass by the ticket taker and head out to the platform. This is all possible thanks to the dedicated work of 3dcolab.com. We just spent the last hour wandering around inside and had to share with you all.
Check out the structure with not just windows, but a sense of digital life.
Hop in the lobby and take a look around at the marble splendor.
Be sure to pick up a ticket for your future trip!
Grab a shave before the train leaves the station…
Or a bite to eat at the restaurant.
Don’t forget to have a conversation with an old friend.
Check out baggage claim
Even come up to the train platform!
Better Made, Hudson’s and Vernor’s trucks line up to ship their cargo
There’s an easy, limited web version using Unity 3D on the Firefox and Safari browsers, and then there’s a full downloadable experience for Mac, Linux and Windows that requires a little neckbearding to make happen. It’s also available for the Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard (the inexpensive 3-D experience using an Android phone).