I did the graphic reporting, Sketch Up illustration, illustration, and writing for this digital and print story.
The key to this story was showing readers how and when the subjects moved around inside the interior of the courthouse. I gained permission to sketch — but not photograph — publicly accessible areas, which I measured with a combination of footsteps and known element comparisons. For example, I determined the correct dimensions of windows through a combination of exterior photographs and Google Earth, and using that information in conjunction with interior sketches was able to determine interior spaces within inches.
I was then able to build an accurate interior model of the lobby and courtroom in Sketch Up and animate between several views. We put the frames into a scrolly framework with accompanying narration, photos, and time element.
The best way to experience the project is by exploring it on the Globe site. If you hit the firewall, keep reading here for a static overview.
Screen grabs of some of the scenes:
For print, I combined all this into a single static infographic.