HPI students save historic mansion with digital twin

Body: The Historic Preservation Institute (HPI) students and director Matt Jarosz were recently featured in an article about the role of laser scanning in preserving vulnerable buildings.

When the 1886 T.B. Scott Mansion in Merrill, WI was slated for demolition, HPI students quickly but meticulously created a “digital twin,” so that it could be stored for future generations as a detailed cloud of data points. When the financial and logistical unfeasibility of keeping and maintaining a building threatened to erase it as a physical artifact, creating an exact digital record for future rebuilding or archeological memory provides a best-case solution for keeping what is lost. Though the actual house no longer stands, it continues to exist virtually.

Read the full article on Propmodo.