A few days ago Google announced the latest version of Google earth 6 which is a step towards making the map more realistic. A true street Viewing Experience combined with the 3D trees has made the digital atlas more and more attractive.
To get this experience you have to either upgrade your Google earth or just download the latest version. Now when you are viewing the map and want to see the 3d view then just drag and drop the Pegman to view the street view and enable the 3d building layer from the left side of the panel.
Have a look at the views you wil get this with this new Google Earth version 6.
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Source: Google Blog.