brings you this detailed model of Canary Wharf in London that
you can download for Google Earth, giving you an opportunity to
fly around the future skyline from the comfort of your own front
It features all the current completed buildings at the Canary
Wharf estate including One
Canada Square plus a number of planned buildings including
Quay and the under construction Pan
In addition to this lot, we have now improved the model too
and added more buildings. These are Ability
Millharbour and the
You can expect more buildings to be added in the future.
All the buildings come complete with textures for added realism
and have been optimised with the minimum number of polygons and
maximum number of shared textures to make them run as smoothly
The file will no doubt have other buildings added to it in the
future that are set to be constructed in the area, plus a full
set of place-marks if anyone here can be bothered to add them.
To use this file you need the latest Version 4 of Google Earth
which you can download from http://earth.google.com
because this model uses textures, a new addition. It will NOT
work with Version 3 of Google Earth at all.
This also means you need a fairly bulky graphics card that has
at least 64mb of memory, plenty of RAM and a decent CPU. We recommend
a system with at least a geforce 5200, 512mb of RAM and a 1.5ghz
processor or else it'll be chuggy at best.
We have the choice of two versions, 1.1 is the most up to date.
To download either model from Skyscrapernews.com go here -
06/11/2006 - Version
1.1 (6.98 mb)
07/15/2006 - Version
1.0 (6.68 mb)
follow the instructions in the zip file to install this once
you have it and if you have any further problems please refer
to the readme.txt file included within for troubleshooting.
Remember, the model is distributed under a Creative Commons
2.5 Attribution plus Non Commercial License meaning you can
for any non commercial use you wish as long as the author remains