Urban Planet: Mission San Francisco de Asis

Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

Founded in 1766 and completed in 1791, the Mission San Francisco de Asís is feeling its age. The Mission is the oldest building in San Francisco, having survived two major earthquakes in the early 1900s. In the early ’90s, the Mission underwent major conservation but the work is not complete. In an effort to preserve the mission, a company called CyArk has undertaken a field capture process to digitally document the Mission using terrestrial scanners. The 200 scans yielded by this process will allow for the creation for a variety of digital applications as well as architectural drawings to aid in rebuilding should the need occur. (The Atlantic Cities)

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