IBM builds online version of China's famed Forbidden City

Oct 10, 2008
IBM on Friday opened online doors to a virtual version of the famed Forbidden City in China
IBM opened online doors to a virtual version of the famed Forbidden City in China that served for centuries as an exclusive realm for the nation's emperors. The US technology colossus spent more than three years working with Chinese officials and the Palace Museum to construct an interactive, animated replica of the 178-acre walled fortress in the Dongcheng District of Beijing.

IBM on Friday opened online doors to a virtual version of the famed Forbidden City in China that served for centuries as an exclusive realm for the nation's emperors.



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ahmedgnz
not rated yet Oct 11, 2008
Link not working yet! Or has access to the Forbidden City been forbidden once again to all "outsiders"?
toddsherman
not rated yet Oct 12, 2008
It's forbidden to those that don't notice a comma in the url.

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