ChronoPoints Member Defends Dissertation
Jessica Robkin, a member of the ChronoPoints project, has successfully defended her dissertation
Jessica Robkin, a member of the ChronoPoints project, has successfully defended her dissertation
ChronoPoints and SENSEable Design Lab projects were recently featured in UCF’s Pegasus Magazine.
UCF Today discusses Drs. Walters and Kider’s latest National Endowment for the Humanities -Digital Humanities Advancement Grant, MemoryScan.
A preview of the enhanced Cocoa Beach Glass Bank in Unreal
Drs. Lori Walters (PI) and Joseph Kider (Co-PI), SENSEable Design’s Co-Directors, have been awarded a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
Visit our new Millican Hall Potree
Check out our Glass Bank Potree
Check out our new XP-82 Twin Mustang page
Classic 1960s Cocoa Beach signs recreated for our MemoryScan Project.
Laser scanning XP-82 Twin Mustang at Valiant Air Command
Deauville, legendary Miami Beach hotel is being demolished.
Kicking off our Mid-Century architect series.
Visit the new MemoryScan page.
Visit the new Hollywood (FL) 1960s Page
Visit the new St. Augustine Lighthouse Project page.
Visit this outstanding website addressing the Pan Am Terminal at JFK International
Visit the new Piney Croft Project page.
Welcome to the updated ChronoPoints website!
Laser Scanning the building’s roof before summer’s heat begins.
Laser Scanning UCF’s Millican Hall with undergraduate student
Laser scanning Carpenter Gothic architecture at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
Laser Scanning the House of Refuge in Stuart, Florida
DATCH capturing data at the Sugar Mill Ruins in New Smyrna Beach
Please visit our new Erin Keane – Cocoa Beach Glass Bank adaptive reuse student project page.
Please visit our new Jack Kerouac House page
Congratulations to ChronoPoints team member Jessica Robkin for being awarded the UCF Multidisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship.
Laser Scanning the Jack Kerouac House in College Park
UCF Today Article
A wonderful day to laser scan the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
Laser Scanning the House of Refuge.
To no surprise, the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse is a bit windy.
As we prepare for the Spring Semester of research, we took a ChronoPoints terrestrial laser scanner family snapshot.
Architects Pereira & Luckman created this exceptional floating spiral ramp for General Dynamics Astronautics at the Kearny Mesa facility.
ChronoPoints doctoral candidate, Robert Michlowitz, is now Dr. Michlowitz. Rob will be remaining with the ChronoPoints lab as a postdoctoral researcher. Congratulations Rob!!
Florida Frontiers: The Weekly Radio Magazine of the Florida Historical Society recently conducted an interview with us about the history of the Cocoa Beach Glass Bank.
Curbed Los Angeles posted an interesting story on LA’s 15 most glorious remaining Googie buildings.
Please visit the new project page of our Casa Feliz laser scan. The two-story Spanish Revival home was designed by noted Central Florida architect James Gamble Rogers II (1901-1990).
The NY Times recently published an interesting article of Pan American Airlines and how it still resonates today.
ChronoPoints’ Dr. Lori C. Walters Selected as UCF Luminary
This is a wonderful photo of the LAX Theme Building from Hemmings Motor News Blog.
ChronoPoints has just added a project page of the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach, an excellent example of Space-Age religious architecture.
Noted architect James Gamble Rogers II designed Casa Feliz in Winter Park, Florida
Central National Motor Bank, often referred to as the “Wavy Bank” was recently demolished in Oklahoma City.
Announcing the Valiant Air Command D-Day 75th commemoration event – the C-47 Tico Belle will be in the air!
Before the TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport became the TWA Hotel, ChronoPoints was there to conduct a laser scan.
Preview of ChronoPoints laser scanning activities for summer 2019.
Hi everyone, as some of you might have noticed we have not been posting for several weeks. This was due to a server issue, the hardware was finally fixed and today we restored the data to our last site changes. The ChronoPoints team is busy and we hope to begin sharing new stories and data soon. Thanks for sticking with us.
The ChronoPoints Team
ChronoPoints captures a laser scan of the Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair ‘Korean War Hero’
Visit our Douglas C-47 laser scan project page – the first in a series of World War II aircraft scans.
Notre Dame fire and the laser scanning efforts that may assist in its restoration
ChronoPoints scans World War II era aircraft at Valiant Air Command
Visit three new Central Florida project pages!
Archaeology Student Laser Scans New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins
Laser scanning reveals beneath the New York State Pavilion’s paint.
Colorized scan of the First National Bank of Cape Canaveral
Intensity scan of the First National Bank of Cape Canaveral
New UCF undergraduate laser scanning course in Fall 2019.
ChronoPoints laser scanning equipment recently assisted a UCF School of Modeling & Simulation graduate student
Sarasota School architect Gene Leedy
These are renderings of the complete registered scan (stitching of the 11 scans captured) of a pedestrian bridge on the main University of Central Florida campus, conducted for a graduate Civil Engineering student project.
Completing a scanning project with UCF Engineering students.
We appeared in the November 1 episode of Central Florida Roadtrip. This episode of the WUCF series examined the development of the Kennedy Space Center.
ChronoPoints team member Rob Michlowitz is familiarizing UCF engineering students on the Leica P40 laser scanner.
ChronoPoints is now developing a ‘life history’ of the former First National Bank of Cape Canaveral. Designed by noted Sarasota School architect Gene Leedy, the two story structure was completed in 1963.
We recently laser scanned the First United Methodist Church in Cocoa Beach along A1A. Here is a historic image as it appears circa 1963. Noticed the light colored roof compared to how it appears in the 2018 scan.
These images are representations of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model results where the Charging Knight moves at Mach 2.5.
UCF Charging Knight Statue in Potree can be maneuvered for 360 views!
ChronoPoints just completed a laser scan of the “Charging Knight” statue situated near the main entrance to the University of Central Florida’s Spectrum Stadium.
Call for assistance! Robert P. Murkshe served as Cocoa Beach Mayor from 1963 to 1972, a period when the community grew significantly in population, physical size, and international notoriety.
The Rocket Thrower sculpture is one of a handful of objects remaining in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park from the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair. Created by Donald De Lue, the bronze statue stands 43 feet high and is located along the Court of the Astronauts hurling a rocket toward the Unisphere.
This interior of the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach was gathered in just four scans with our new Leica ScanStation P40.
Please visit our new Ford Roundhouse Page – it provides a brief site history, photographs and the Potree feature which enables you to dynamically view our laser scan. Potree enables you to adjust the quality of the scan, so be certain to use the controls
This intensity scan is the first in a number scans that we will be uploading from our First United Methodist Church Cocoa Beach project. Scanned with our new Leica ScanStation P40. More to follow!
Architectural Digest is featuring a review of Mod Mirage: The Midcentury Architecture of Rancho Mirage.
Photo courtesy Jim Newland, La Mesa Historical Society Taken June 29, 2018 With the decorative white beams to the right, this image depicts the complete demolition of the Roundhouse Rotunda. You can see the bridge to the service area remaining on the left.
Thank you to Karen Pearlman of the San Diego Union-Tribune for her coverage of the Penske-Ford Roundhouse demolition. The article demonstrates the cultural significance of the building to the local community.
Status of the Penske-Ford Roundhouse demolition in La Mesa as of June 22, 2018. Image provided by Jim Newland, La Mesa Historical Society
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.
The Millard Sheets Mosaic project page from our La Mesa, California scanning trip is now available – take a moment to visit!
ChronoPoints team member, Rob Michlowitz, has located software from potree.org that will enable you to view and manipulate our laser scans!
The McKinney House in La Mesa is the first example – more to follow.
We just completed registering the scans from the McKinney House on our recent trip to La Mesa, California. Visit the McKinney House on the projects page.
ChronoPoints will be conducting a laser scan of the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach later this month.
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 video of the project https://vimeo.com/111700062
Together with Langan Engineering, we laser scanned the TWA Flight Center at JFK just prior to its transition to a hotel. If you are curious as to how it is progressing, this Architectural Digest article provides a glimpse … https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/twa-hotel-jfk-room-design
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 it …
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
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. 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. Additional information regarding Welton Becket can be found in Built by …
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
Wondering what the Cocoa Beach Glass Bank would look like if it were a 3D puzzle? Here is an exploded view of the building.
ChronoPoints recently assisted members of the National Cemetery Administration in a heritage project at St. Augustine National Cemetery.
Here is a new 3D print of the Cocoa Beach Glass Bank. This print is the largest to date with LED lights to provide an understanding of how thin the “glass” is. Thank you to the PD3D Lab here at IST for all their work on the model.
Yep, here is a bit about the Glass Bank!! http://video.wucftv.org/video/3006255918/
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.
Testing a new material for printing the glass areas for the Glass Bank. Thank you to the PD3D Lab here at IST!
Looking for the New York State Pavilion and other projects? Now that we have launched our new website, we will be busy populating it with new images and more about our projects. Many thanks!
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.