DOCUMENTING THE CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER IN HOUSTON
REDEEMER EPISCOPAL      REDEEMER LUTHERAN        MISSIO DEI

MISSIO DEI GAME EPISODE ONE       MISSIO DEI GAME EPISODE TWO

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REDEEMER VIRTUAL TOUR FAQ

What is the current status of the project?:
Uncertain.  The project largely had an appeal due to the widespread view that the historic East End (Redeemer) building would soon be demolished.  Much of the point of creating a 'virtual tour' was tied to preserving a record of a place that would no longer exist.  For that purpose I took hundreds of 14-megapixel photos and made some initial steps towards reconstructing the building in 3d with photogrammetric techniques.

However, since the building is now likely to be bought, and renovated, brought up to code, and basically kept intact...
that begs the question, is it worth having a virtual tour?  What would be the point of having one?  The location itself will, apparently, continue to exist, so the (historical preservation) argument for creating a virtual tour is no longer applicable.

Does this mean there will be no tour, then?:  Not necessarily.  I figure that certain segments of the tour are almost finished at this point, and others will need to be created digitally anyway, for the (movie) "Church of Explosions & Mayhem."  My current strategy is to create limited segments of the tour and then... give the viewers looking at the tour a chance to see those parts and determine whether the rest of the tour is worth finishing.

The public interest (or lack thereof) will determine whether this project progresses beyond that point.

The good news is that at least a few pieces of the tour will be completed in any case, and that the actual historic building itself will likely be preserved.