In July 2010, during the construction of the new One World Trade Center and surrounding complex, the remains of an 18th-century wooden ship were discovered. Archaeologists were quickly brought in to excavate the timbers and construction was halted while they worked. The site was rapidly excavated and documented. Timbers were taken off site for further documentation and preservation. After the excavation, each timber was photographed using photogrammetric techniques so the ship could be reconstructed virtually.
During the excavation, I created 360° spherical panoramas to document the site. Once the timbers were removed, I performed the photogrammetric photography while my wife, Dr. Carrie Fulton, performed the analysis.
360° Spherical Panoramas of Site
Interactive 3D model of a single frame
Rendering of Digitally Reassembled Orlop Deck