Birmingham Launches 3D Virtual Tour
(City of Birmingham, Jan. 3, 2022)
Birmingham, MI – As we welcome the new year, the City of Birmingham is excited to announce the launch of its new 3D virtual tour, available at http://www.birmingham.skywayvr.com. Through the use of stunning 360-degree aerial and ground-level imagery, this fully immersive experience virtually transports viewers from anywhere in the world to Birmingham.
The interactive tour will serve as a residential and commercial attraction tool and resource to travelers, visitors and those interested in hosting a special event in the city. New residents and even those already familiar with the city may discover something new as they explore the detailed tour featuring the city’s golf courses, parks, and facilities including The Birmingham Museum, Birmingham Fire Department, Birmingham Ice Sports Arena and more.
“This virtual tour really showcases our beautiful and vibrant city,” said Communications Director Marianne Gamboa. “This resource is part of ongoing efforts to offer a variety of accessible, user-friendly communication tools across a wide range of channels that promote City of Birmingham services and features to residents and the greater community.”
The city partnered with Skyway Interactive to create the tour, which includes nearly 200 aerial drone photographs, 360-degree images and graphics. In addition to Skyway Interactive, the city would like to thank IT and Media Specialist Jamil Kim and drone photographer Joel Ingersoll for the remarkable imagery featured throughout the tour. Skyway Interactive has an impressive list of clients including universities and professional sports venues, among others.
The City of Birmingham is proud to be one of the first local communities to offer this virtual tour. It is easily accessible and can be shared via website, social media and email. The tour will be expanded in the future and can be continuously updated with new images, video clips, documentation, featured locations and more.
The interactive virtual tour is embedded on the City of Birmingham’s website at www.bhamgov.org/residents. View many ways to interact and receive information from the City of Birmingham at www.bhamgov.org/communicationtools.