Bringing new life to the USS Arizona MemorialUPDATED 7:10 PM HST May 26, 2014Video Transcript
On this memorial day--- bringing life to the USS Arizona Memorial. The national Parks service today unveiled a project that will share the story of the war--- and this living monument with future generations around the world. 25-39 108-114 125-137 It's a sight 1,7 MILLION visitors come to see each year.... the USS Arizona ----- and its memorial. But there is so much more to see of this underwater monument. The only existing record of the USS Arizona is a hand drawing---- until now. The national Park Service and technology company Autodesk have just completed the first comprehensive digital survey of the ship and memorial. And for the first time--- technology like LiDar Sonar... photographs and underwater laser scanning were all used to create 3-d models Last year.... Divers surveyed the sunken wreck...... And today they showed off some of what has come out of this first of its kind technology collaboration: Take look at the at the 3-D models of a coke bottle and a cooking pot---- items that sat on the ships galley for the past 72 years.... now a chance to see what these items actually look like. National Parks service Daniel Martinez actually tagged that very pot while on an earlier dive. He says this technology will help in telling the story of the ship that sank---- and the 1,177 who went down with it. 50:18-50:27 DAN TO SEE IT IN A 3d MODEL. That's THE KIND OF THING THAT WILL CONNECT WITH NOT ONLY THE YOUNG AND THE OLD BUT ANYONE WHO COMES TO THIS SITE. Only 9crew members of the USS Arizona are still alive. Don Stratton is one of those. He was 19 the morning of the attack. 1;50- stratton THE BOMB HIT IN the BOW OF THE SHIP ONE MILLION POUNDS OF AMMO EXPLODED AND WE ... FIREBALL 500- 600 FOOT IN THE AREA JUST ENVELOPED US. He was burned over 65 percent of his body ...... But he made it out alive..... And today has returned to the arizona more than a dozen times. He's excited about the new technology........ And how it will help future generations to never forget. It will also help in preserving this national landmark: 50:38-50;53 DAN WELL FOR THE FIRST TIME WE'LL BE ABLE TO MEASURE WHATS GOING ON SOTHE IMAGES WE CAPTURE HERE IN 2014 WE CAN GO BACK THREE YARS FORM NOW AND SEE IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES, IS THE SHIP SHIFTING, IS THE BIO GROWTH INCREASING? OR DECREASING? 6:40-6:43 stratton STILL THERE AND ITS STILL MY SHIP. Now new technology will share Don's ship with future generations..... 49:35-59:43 DAN I THINK IT WILL COINNECT WITH YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WILL BE ABLE TO VISIT THE MEMORIAL AND THE OF THE ARINZON WHEREVER THEY ARE IN THE WORLD. That 3-D technology itself isn't new. Autodesk has worked extensively in the film industry--- including on the film AVATAR. All of the work on this project from local to national companies--the navy and coast guard was all done PROBONO.