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Views of Philadelphia in Cesium Heading into Philly Tech Week

It’s Philly Tech Week, when technologists and engineers come together for all sorts of events to learn, network, advance their work, and celebrate the tech community here in Philadelphia. Take a look at the full schedule.

We were inspired by Philly Tech Week to take a look at some of our city’s most iconic places in Cesium. These scenes below are all screenshots of high resolution photogrammetry data captured by Bentley Systems and displayed in CesiumJS.

This 7 GB dataset is tiled and streamed over the web as 3D Tiles via Cesium ion. Below each screenshot is a link that goes to that view in CesiumJS, so you can explore it for yourself!

Philadelphia's City Hall, with shadows

City Hall, showing shadows typical of a spring day at 6 pm. See it in Cesium.

City Hall up close, no shadows

Closer look at City Hall, this time with shadows disabled. See it in Cesium.

Art Museum

Philadelphia Museum of Art with the Schuykill river in the background. See it in Cesium.

Iconic Philadelphia church

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul at Race and 18th streets. See it in Cesium.

Logan Square

Logan Square, with the fountain turned off for winter. See it in Cesium.

Tallest buildings

View from on top of the tallest buildings in Philadelphia — Comcast Center, One Liberty Place, and BNY Mellon Center. See it in Cesium.

Independence Hall

The historic independence hall in Old City. See it in Cesium.

Independence Hall closeup

A closer look at Independence Hall. See it in Cesium.

The viewer saves the camera location to the URL, so you can share or bookmark your favorite views of Philly. You can see the source code for this viewer by clicking the “Remix” button in the top left corner of the screen. Read more on how to get started visualizing your 3D data in our getting started tutorial.