Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 687,584 in 2017, making it also the most populous city in the New England region of the northeastern United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. As a combined statistical area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth-largest in the United States.
Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon U.S. independence from Great Britain, it continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture.
Boston's early European settlers had first called the area Trimountaine (after its "three mountains") but later renamed it Boston after Boston, Lincolnshire, England, the origin of several prominent colonists. The renaming on September 7, 1630, was by Puritan colonists from England who had moved over from Charlestown earlier that year in quest of fresh water. The Shawmut peninsula is thought to have been inhabited as early as 5000 BC.
This digital model shows the cityscape of Boston, Massachusetts with many of its famous buildings.
Note: this model is meant for distance and overview shots.
- Approx 15275 polygons
- Built with 3 and 4 sided polygons and no non-planar polygons.
- Includes group information for many of the famous buildings.
- This version includes an mtl file, which your software program should read to colorize the model.
- The model has basic UV mapping and no textures are included.
Software: Vue 7+, Poser 6+, 3DS Max, Daz Studio 4