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Incredible app that rebuilds Coventry from the past; It gives a fascinating insight into what the city would have looked like in years gone by.

Byline: Fionnula Hainey

This incredible app takes you on a time travelling adventure as it rebuilds historicCoventry.

Coventry Rebuilt, created by Peter James Knight, gives a fascinating insight into what the city would have looked like in years gone by.

Detailed 3D graphics build the city up in front of your eyes from the very early origins of the city to its radical 1930s redevelopment, the Second World War destruction and the post-war redevelopment.

Starting in the 1850s, you can go on a 360 degree journey through seven time periods in three differentcity centrelocations.

The video above gives you an idea of what you can discover with the innovative new app.

Peter, who released the app in January this year, says he will be adding even more tours of the city in the future.

Coventry Rebuilt is his first ever app and he describes it as a "bit of an experiment".

He told CoventryLive: "It took me six months from teaching myself how to programme from scratch, to the launch in January.

"Eventually the model will be full textured but for now I'm concentrating on model accuracy."

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Peter says he uses historic photographs and maps to recreate the city's topography as accurately as possible.

The app is part of a wider project which is documented on Peter's websiteCoventry Rebuilt,which he says has been a hobby of his for the last 10 years.

It ties Coventry's history together with archive photos and research into the lives of Coventry's past residents, as well as the 360 degree 3D models used in the app.

The Coventry Rebuilt app is available on Apple and Android devices and you can download ithere.

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Credit: Coventry Rebuilt

Impressive 3D modelling rebuilds the city from the past

Credit: Coventry Rebuilt

The app takes you on a 360 degree tour of three city centre areas

Credit: Coventry Rebuilt

Creator Peter James Knight has been working on the project for the last 10 years

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Date:Sep 9, 2019
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