3-D Models Allow Visitors to See the Future

Advanced technology creates real-to-life representations of architecture before groundbreaking even starts.

"AEI Digital, a division of EwingCole, one of the architectural firms that designed [Citizens Bank Park], meticulously constructed [a simulation] in more than four million polygons. This was accomplished long before the last real brick, last cubic yard of real concrete and last piece of real structural steel were laid, poured and bolted into place - even before the place was named Citizens Bank Park...In fact, the digital model was a vital tool in giving prospective investors a good idea of just how their company's name might look looming high above the park, said John Weber, the Phillies' director of sales...'It's not a piece of paper with some numbers,' Mr. Weber said of the digital ballpark. 'It's a view.' "

Thanks to Adam Weiss

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