Google Offers Street View Tours Of Historic Landmarks
The tech company revealed new imagery of the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, and the areas damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Google decided to let out-of-town visitors experience three of New York’s historic sites: The 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, and neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Each location required a unique approach. For areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, Google partnered with Historypin on the community photo and video album, “Hurricane Sandy: Record, Remember, Rebuild”. Scrolling through the album, users are able to discover and contribute old and new images of the places that mean the most to them.
For the 9/11 Memorial, Google added a moving tribute to the World Trade Center site with stunning panoramic views of both the north and south pools. Street View users can get close enough to see and read victims’ names that have been engraved along both pools and pay their respects.
In partnership with the Central Park Conservancy, the Google Streetview crew Trekker went throughout the park and added every walking trail and path inside the park – traveling down paths many visitors would never normally go. Those inside and away from the park can experience a 360-panoramic walk right on their mobile phones. From Central Park and the 9/11 Memorial, all the way to the Galapagos Islands Google’s been hard at work with Street View, and we certainly love each update.