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Cocoa Beach Glass Bank in 3D
Glass Bank in 3D
Cocoa Beach (Fla.)
Banks and banking--Florida
A video simulation of the Cocoa Beach Glass Bank as it appear in 1963. The video was produced by the Institute for Simulation & Training and the College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida. Also known as the First Federal Savings and Loan Building, construction for the Cocoa Beach Glass Bank began in 1960 and was completed in 1961. The First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Cocoa officially opened the following year. The Sky Room Restaurant also opened in 1962, but closed in 1963. In 1963, construction on the external Express Elevator began and Ramon's Rainbow Room opened. Ramon's closed in 1970 and was replaced by Marby's Rainbow Room that same year. Marby's, which was not replaced by a new restaurant, closed in 1972. The First Federal Savings and Loan Association was acquired by the First FA in 1983. Reliance Bank occupied the banking facilities on the first floor from 1985 to 1995, when the name was changed to Huntington Bank. In 2004, the lower portion of the building had no tenants. Demolition of the building was approved in 2014 and the building was razed the following year.
The Institute for Simulation & Training and the College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida are embarking on a virtual recreation of the Cocoa Beach Glass Bank as it appeared in 1963. This video represents the first phase of the project - the exterior of the building and basic ground floor. To enhance our model, we need your assistance - any photographs or your memories will enable us to add more floors and details. Please visit our website at www.cocoabeachglassbank.com.
Original 2-minute and 11-second video: "Cocoa Beach Glass Bank in 3D."
Is Part Of
Cocoa Beach Collection, Brevard County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
2-minute and 11-second video
Cocoa Beach Glass Bank, Cocoa Beach, Florida
Visual Arts Teacher
"Glass Bank Timeline." Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida. http://cocoabeachglassbank.eecs.ucf.edu/history/.
Denemark, Malcolm. "Glass Bank Timeline." FLORIDA TODAY, March 29, 2015. http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/2015/03/28/unbuilding-cocoa-beachs-glass-bank/70604136/.
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