Thursday, July 22, 2010

Gotham City Plaza

The Gotham City Plaza was originally constructed on the 20th Century-Fox studio lot in the mid 60s. These façades stood in front of existing studio facilities and created a modern Century City like area referred to on drawings as New York Street, although this area was very unlike New York City at the time.

Gotham City Plaza was featured in the “Batman” television series; the Batman movie released in 1966; and in “The Green Hornet” television series. In “The Green Hornet” the entrance to the Daily Sentinel newspaper office and television studio was through the door shown at the rear of the Batmobile. Britt Reid (a.k.a. The Green Hornet) was the publisher and owner of the Daily Sentinel and DSTV.

This SketchUp drawing was created using original studio drawings for dimensions. Color comes from limited reference photos. To add additional life to the image a Batmobile was found in Google’s 3D Warehouse. The Batmobile, or Batmovel was created by Marcelo Negrão and it appears to be quite accurate. The highlights on the car were added in Photoshop along with the logo.

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