Here it is, a 3D print of the Glass Bank! It is designed so that it can be taken apart to show the interior spaces. Thank you to Melissa for all of her hard work in developing this print.
Here is a story featuring the Cocoa Beach Glass Bank in the HTC Vive and HoloLens on WUCF Science!
Special thanks to everyone who stopped by the Cocoa Beach Library today with items for us to scan. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to scan materials pertaining to the history of Cocoa Beach. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with everyone and look forward to more scanning soon!
Thank you to all who attended my Cocoa Beach history presentation at the CB Library Monday! Remember if you have any photos/documents to scan I will be at the library again on Monday (1/30) or send an email.
In December 2014/January 2015 we laser scanned the Cocoa Beach Glass Bank prior to its demolition. While the structure had undergone modifications in the early 1980s, the scan provided a foundation for the development of a model as the building appeared in 1962. After consultation with historic images, documents and the memories of those associated with the Glass Bank a model was created. With the HoloLens, the Glass Bank can be experienced in Mixed Reality!
The Cocoa Beach Municipal building is contemporary to the Glass Bank. While it has undergone modification since the 1960s, it still maintains its Mid-Century Modern roots. Our team recently scanned the structure.
While not in Cocoa Beach, the Founders National Bank in Oklahoma City is an excellent example of Space-Age Mid-Century Modern architecture that may face demolition.
We are preparing for the next phase of the Cocoa Beach Glass Bank 3D model project, any photographs you may have of the building’s exterior or interior would greatly assist us. We can scan the photos and return them to you quickly.
Just send an email!
We are excited to announce the unveiling of the Cocoa Beach Glass Bank Model video – Phase 1. Thank you to everyone who endured my endless questions about the Glass Bank – we could have never achieved what we have without you. But there is more work to be done and the next phases we will be adding more details, floors and the surrounding environment.
The Cocoa Beach Glass Bank was mentioned in an article on Curbed – http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/06/24/capturing_jfks_spaceage_twa_terminal_before_its_revamped.php
In celebration of Gordon Cooper’s Faith 7 launch on May 15, 1963 we welcome you to the Cocoa Beach Glass Bank website launch!!
We will continue to add new materials – please browse the site and enjoy!