Voice of America: Laser Camera Helps Preserve Historical Buildings
“Restoring a historic building to its original shape usually starts with taking detailed measurements of all of its elements – doors, windows, stairs, chimneys – so they can be taken apart, repaired or replaced with their exact replicas. But exact measurements that used to take months can now be done in a few days, thanks to the advanced technology of laser cameras.
An experimental project is being conducted at a historic location on a hill overlooking Washington, D.C. The beautiful cottage built around 1842 in the Gothic Revival style was used as a summer retreat by President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War.”
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