Download the Mansion
The Carnegie Mansion
The Cooper Hewitt main campus is housed in the former home of Andrew Carnegie. The sixty-four-room mansion, built from 1899 to 1902, was designed by the architectural firm of Babb, Cook & Willard in the solidly comfortable style of a Georgian country house. The house is a fascinating study in innovative design. Completed in 1901, it was the first private residence in the United States to have a structural steel frame and one of the first in New York to have a residential Otis passenger elevator.
And now it is yours for free download remixing and reuse.
Scanning the mansion
The detailed 3D model was scanned, produced and generously donated by 3D Systems in June 2014.
The model is licensed under Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This license is the most permissive available and allows for all types of reuse anywhere in the world. We also suggest that users:
- Give attribution to Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.
- Contribute back any modifications or improvements.
- Do not mislead others or misrepresent the datasets or its sources.
- Be responsible.
- Understand that they use the datasets at their own risk.
The mansion model comes in two formats hosted by Smithsonian X 3D:
The FBX format file set contains full geometries and color textures including interiors on each floor and full exteriors ready to import into 3D production tools for use in animation, historic re-creations and gaming (324.3MB, zipped).
Take a virtual tour of the empty Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Sketchfab. Built with the open access 3D model, you can fly through the galleries and learn about the mansion’s history and important architectural features through annotations.
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We’d love to hear how you are using the Cooper Hewitt mansion model. Maybe you’ve printed it, or you’ve made an animation with it? Drop us a line and tell us!