Why high-definition scanning? Our national, state, and local historical buildings, statues, and monuments need to be maintained and often restored. Most are very unique architecturally. Therefore, 360 degree imagery and 3D documentation of existing conditions is required before restoration so that there is a permanent record of the building or artifact.
When PrecisionPoint works on historical preservation projects, we provide a number of useful digital survey deliverables, including:
- 3D point cloud that will serve as an archivable, digital survey record of an existing structure.
- 2D Floor plans, exterior elevations, and sections produced from the point cloud.
- Building information models of historic facilities.
The bottom line is that the 3D point cloud generated by PrecisionPoint can be used to provide a wide variety of documentation to support the restoration and maintenance of historic structures.
Historical Preservation Client Snapshot
Client: City of Indianapolis
Project: Restoration of Lady Victory atop of the Soldiers & Sailors Monument in Circle Center
Problem: In 2011, it was discovered that the 37-foot tall Lady Victory bronze statue had significant deterioration of critical elements. Lady Victory stands on a globe, holds a torch in one hand, and a sword in the other—and there was a very realistic possibility that these components would separate. Before Lady Victory could be restored, she had to be safely hoisted down off the monument. In order to do that, the statue’s geometry needed to be measured because it is a unique and organic work of art.