The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently launched a new AIA layer in Google Earth called "America's Favorite Architecture." Google Earth users can now see many newly created 3D models of the ballparks, bridges, buildings, and memorials that characterize architecture for Americans. By clicking on America's Favorite Architecture, users can view texturized 3D images of the nation's most popular landmarks created with Google SketchUp.

Developed for the conceptual stages of design, Google SketchUp is a 3D software tool that combines a simple toolset with an intelligent drawing system that streamlines and simplifies 3D design. From simple to complex, conceptual to realistic, Google SketchUp enables you to build and modify 3D models quickly and easily.

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