Ford Museum roadtrip

I managed to drive up to Grand Rapids, Michigan yesterday to visit the Ford Presidential Museum. I’m still processing the photos, including some I shot in 3D (you won’t need glasses).

UPDATE: Pete’s floor plans look great and are a terrific addition to the White House in Miniature exhibit; they provide some context that is a little lacking. Find the photo gallery here.

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New floor plans

You may have noticed changes to the new floor plans on the mirror site. Pete and I are in the process of revising them for best accuracy—which has sometimes involved laborious new scrutiny of photos and historical diagrams. And we have decided to change the tops of the walls to white.

The east wing is coming, as is the sub-basement; and eventually all the floor plans will have white wall tops.

WHM goes international

In addition to my interviews with Japanese TV, Pete Sharkey’s 3D model of the White House appeared on Austrian television…! From Wingnut’s Workings:

On Inauguration Day I had the honor and pleasure of having my White House model of the Residence and Wings used by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation for their coverage on January 20th.

Congratulations to Pete!

New West Wing ground floor plan

Pete has completed the new ground floor of the West Wing, and I have posted it. Like the others, it is terrific.

I’ve shrunk all the new diagrams to a greater degree (still keeping them all the same scale) so they fit better on the pages. Still, they don’t fit on a standard 1024 x 768 screen, requiring users to scroll vertically (the old diagrams were small enough to fit completely on a 1024 x 768 screen). Let me know if this is a problem or if the greater size makes for a better experience.