Detroit RiverWalk goes 3D in Google Earth

Detroit RiverWalk in Google EarthGoogle Earth is constantly being improved. One of those recent improvements is downtown Detroit is now in 3D. This includes the Detroit RiverWalk’s Rivard Plaza and carousel.

A few of us on the SketchUp team either have roots in Detroit or grew up there, so we’re especially happy to announce that Detroit, Michigan as been added in 3D to Google Earth. From sports venues like Joe Louis Arena (home of the Red Wings) and Comerica Park (new home of the Tigers), to great watering holes and eateries, like The Old Shillelagh and the legendary Lafayette Coney Island – home of the world’s best 2am coney dog – they are all there in 3D.

Being able to cruise through Detroit in 3D reminds us of how much history this great US city has. We’re excited that users around the world will now be able to discover this city virtually, for themselves.

However, the Dequindre Cut is not yet in 3D. Getting that to happen may require the Google trike, which as far as we know isn’t scheduled to make a Detroit visit.

And here is a 3D video flyover of Detroit.

[SketchUp Team, The next time you’re in town, we’ll take you on a . Virtual tours are cool, but…]

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