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The ChronoPoints team ventured to La Mesa in March to capture the Penske-Ford Roundhouse prior to its impending demolition. We just learned the demolition of the building is now underway. We are currently working on a detailed Project Page regarding the structure's history and our laser scanning effort.  Until we launch the Roundhouse Project Page, here is a sample laser scan image of the building....

Today is the 57th anniversary of Alan Shepard's suborbital Mercury flight representing the first American in space.  ChronoPoints scanned the Mercury Mission Control room at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Center a few years ago. Please visit our YouTube video of the project https://vimeo.com/111700062...

Today, I was in Cocoa Beach researching several locations that ChronoPoints plans to laser scan this summer.   I thought I would share this wonderful City of Cocoa Beach emblem from the 1960s when the community was known as Missileland, USA due to the influence of nearby Cape Canaveral (Kennedy).   The logo depicts the outline of a Minuteman Missile rising from the Cape.  ...

If you have traveled to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), there is a good chance that you have seen these colorful mosaics that bring life to what would be very long and dull walks within the airport's tunnel system.   While the public can only see three of the original seven mosaics today, they are wonderful representations of mid-century LAX.  So while walking through the Terminal 3 tunnel today, I could not resist snapping this photo and of course, it reminded me of a great 1963 movie, Sunday in New York, where Cliff Robertson's character raced through one of these tunnels (but...

Our March trip to San Diego was very productive. We were able to laser scan the Roundhouse building at Penske-Ford prior to its impending demolition and two additional area structures! While in La Mesa we also captured the exteriors of the JSC Innovation Centre (formerly a Home Savings building with a Millard Sheets Studio mosaic) and the 1908 McKinney House (La Mesa Historical Society). For additional information on the Millard Sheets mosaics on former Home Savings buildings throughout San Diego and Los Angeles http://adamarenson.com/category/home-savings-and-millard-sheets/ https://la.curbed.com/2011/10/10/10435072/how-la-banks-got-their-midcentury-mosaics-and-murals   [caption id="attachment_16300" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Scanning the exterior of the Penske-Ford Roundhouse[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_16301" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Scanning the Roof...

The ChronoPoints team is heading to San Diego, well actually La Mesa just outside of San Diego, to capture the Penske-Ford Roundhouse building just prior to its impending demolition. The Roundhouse was inspired by the Ford Pavilion at the 1964/65 New York World's Fair. [caption id="attachment_16272" align="alignleft" width="468"] Ford Pavilion at the World's Fair - Welton Becket[/caption] Upon returning from the World's Fair, the dealership's original owner Elmer Drew, commissioned architect James Hurley to create a structure that invoked the lines noted Los Angeles architect Welton Becket developed for his masterpiece at the Fair. Read more about the Roundhouse demolition in the San Diego Reader.  ...

See our paper on scanning the TWA Terminal at JFK International Airport and the Cocoa Beach Glass Bank for the 2018 Creative Cities Conference/ Congreso Ciudades Creativas: MID-CENTURY MODERN STRUCTURES AND COMMUNITY: CAPTURING A BUILDING’S LIFE  (ESTRUCTURAS MODERNAS Y COMUNIDAD DE MEDIADOS DE SIGLO: CAPTURANDO LA VIDA DE UN EDIFICIO)  Authors: Robert A. MICHLOWITZ, Lori C. WALTERS, and Michelle J. ADAMS...

Three members of the ChronoPoints team, Lori Walters, Robert Michlowitz and Michelle Adams, conducted a roundtable discussion at the 2017 HASTAC Conference. Thank you to all those who attended our discussion, Closing The Loops: Using Iteration To Document A Structure’s Life History And Create Realistic Virtual Recreations.  ...

Welcome to the new ChronoPoints website!! Here we have joined together under the single ChronoPoints banner all our websites - including Documenting the Cocoa Beach Glass Bank and Reflections of Project Apollo. We hope that you enjoy the new format and visit often....