While a new museum to accommodate the original torch of the Statue of Liberty is under construction on Liberty Island and is scheduled to open in May 2019, readers can now view the sculpture in their own space New York Times through reinforced reality .
Available in the NY Times mobile app for iOS and Android, with the latest expanded feature, readers can dock the virtual torch in their physical environment after the normal scan for a horizontal area via ARKit or ARCore.
Times Immersive team created the 3D torch from 675 photographs taken of 3,600 pounds copper and glass structure after visit time, just before moving from the statue pedestal to the new museum's place on November 15th.
The move was quite well covered by news media, with CBS New York as an extra step to capture video of the move itself. However, the coverage of the Times was apart from routine coverage from other sales outlets by using its enhanced reality.
After launching its AR reporting initiative in February, the Times has gradually staked a leadership position in AR journalism. Publishing AR features about a month's speed, the paper's impressive 3D features differentiate its coverage from other sales outlets, giving it a unique offer to read content readers.
While Times Times Is Not Alone in AR Reporting, with Washington Post and USA Today also publishes AR content, media outlets are really prior to competition as regards the volume of production and, probably, the quality of the content.
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