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Since Google released SketchUp for free, I've been playing around with it, modeling some of the buildings downtown. Here's the KMZ file that you can open in Google Earth.

It's no where near done, and some of the models are crude, but it's much better than Google Earth's grey rectangles. :)

I think it would be awesome to create a full model of downtown Greenville, anyone who wants to help is more than welcome to! Download SketchUp and give it a try, it's pretty easy, once you get the hang of it. :)

Download Google Earth: http://earth.google.com/

To view the model

Download the Greenville KMZ file (~6.8 MB): http://www.jason-parker.net/Grnvl-GE.kmz

You may need to right-click and save

(Includes 5 Buildings and a high-res overlay of the downtown area from Greenville County's GIS site)

Download SketchUp (free): http://sketchup.google.com/

To create your own models

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I updated the model to include a few new buidlings and I added several of the smaller buildings (although, they are just grey blocks). For all of the highrise buildings, however, I've taken advantage of the new texture feature from Google Earth Beta 4 to make the buildings look much more realistic. Check it out: :)

Downtown Greenville - Google 3D Model Warehouse

NOTE: The model includes both the Pinnacle and the Camperdown buildings, which, as you likely know, are not yet built. ;)

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