• Moose
  • Announcements

    • Dirktator

      Need your donations for May & June!   05/01/2017

      We need your support to help keep Simtropolis online. We also need a little bit more this month to enhance the new chat with some features, such as mobile support! Please consider a donation today if you can help out, it would mean a lot! And we'll send you a little gift in return.  Help us reach our May goal so we can keep bringing you site improvements as well!  Donate and Get a Gift or Donate Any Amount Thanks so much! - Dirktator & The Admins
    • Dirktator

      About our affiliation with GOG.com   05/23/2017

      Simtropolis is now an affiliate of GOG.com! When you use one of our affiliate links to GOG.com, all it means is that Simtropolis has a chance to earn a small commission from any purchases you might make. So if you see something that tickles your fancy, please use our affiliate links and by doing so, you'll help support Simtropolis! Thanks!

SimCity 4 Buildings

Sub Category  

Buildings (BATs) for SimCity 4.

7,566 Files

  1. A landmark in design and construction technology, the world-famous Reliance Building was designed by Charles Atwood, a partner of Daniel Burnham, in 1889. It has become the quintessential urban skyscraper, and its construction pioneered the system known as "Chicago construction", in which a riveted steel frame is built, fireproofed, and surrounded by large windows (the main feature).

    Sadly, such a landmark went through a dark age in the latter 20th century, becoming horribly disfigured, damaged, and occupied by some lowbrow establishments. But in 1995, a program to revive the building started. Today, it houses the Hotel Burnham, a luxury hotel, and Cafe Atwood, a very good yet small restaurant on the ground floor. If you look hard enough, you just might catch a little glimpse through the window.

    The lot is 2x2, with a small alley on one side. Please pardon the strange way the construction looks, but it was the only way I could think of to make the little side awning hang out over the street.

    Lot: 2x2
    Type: CS$$$ Growable
    Time Spent: over 15 hours
    Render Time: 3.33 hours

    Have fun with it!


       (19 Reviews)



  2. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of those landmarks absolutely EVERYONE knows. The question is, why? Is the architectural style really that unique? Is it really exceptionally big? Do they give out free hotdogs? Nope; the only reason why the Tower is that famous is because it leans. The tower has nearly collapsed a couple of times, but due to the hard work of scientists, the tower actually stands a bit straighter today.


       (68 Reviews)



  3. EMI Records building (Forum Mediapark). Another part of the Mediapark in cologne. Included: CS$$$ growable and LM5x5 plopable Landmark Landmark cost: $5000 Growable, jobs: 576


       (35 Reviews)



  4. This is a large radio astronomy dish, usually used to study naturally occurring radio emission from stars, galaxies, quasars, and other astronomical objects. It's structural design is based largely on the antennas in use at the VLA in New Mexico. This particular variant has been angled to look out low along the celestial horizon.

    It costs 35000 to build and has a low monthy maintenance charge of 80. It produces no descernable pollution and requires little power and water to run. However local sims don't appreciate having their sunlight blocked off by the dish, so best place it up high and out of the way of your residential areas.

    This is my first BAT/LOT, hope someone likes it - please let me know any bugs, etc!


       (51 Reviews)



  5. Inspired by a common sight in Rural America. This water tower also has a seasonal change in December.
     Lot Details and Information Building: Utility
    Lot size: 1 x 2 tiles Lot Wealth : Medium Wealth Water Produced: 4,500 Gallons Plop cost :


       (19 Reviews)



  6. Sydney Townhome Circa 1820

    UPDATED 06 May 2006
    This colonial regency style terrace home, was purpose built as middle class rental row housing on Windmill Street Millers Point (between Circular Quay and Darling Harbour). It has long since been demolished, but now lives again in SC4.
    This example of very restrained domestic architecture was built from solid materials and was a variation on the still popular Georgian theme.
    Complete with sandstone columns in the Doric order, Sandstone quoin window surrounds, decorative voussoirs and oeil de boeuf windows,
    it will make an elegant addition to inner-ring residential areas. 

    Similar, albeit larger, examples still exist in Albion St Surry Hills, Paddingon (on the edgecliff border), Newtown and Lower Fort St.
    In the 1845 council census, this home was being let at £45 per annum.

    These terrace homes are extremely useful for supplying a visual demarkation between the medium density terraces of inner city areas and the suburban sprawl. 

    This is how I use them in game, by making them historical when they pop up in rows and bulldozing them from more suburban areas.

    The updated version includes 5 additional lots variations (I was never really satisfied with the initial lot and have included the lots based on my playing style), prop families where appropriate and three colour variations on the house: Red (in the original upload), Regency Blue and Sandstone.

    Lot: 1x2 or 1x3 on all Tilesets
    Stage 3 low density
    Wealth: $$ 12 (22 when dilapidated)

    PROP Dependencies (the lot will still function if you do not have these, but will look lifeless):
    BSC SG Mega Props Vol01 (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/index.cfm?id=15287)
    BSC Prop Pack Cycledogg Vol01 (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/index.cfm?id=14842)
    BSC Gascooker Megaprops Vol01 (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/index.cfm?id=15312)
    BSC BAT Props BLS Floral Vol01 (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/index.cfm?id=12446)
    SYM Productions Residential Prop Pack01 MB (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/index.cfm?id=15744)

    TEXTURE Dependencies:
    NDEX Base Texture Set 1(http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/index.cfm?id=11617)
    BSC Textures SG Vol01 (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=12379)


       (23 Reviews)



  7. Ted’s Meat Market, part of the Smalltown, USA Series by JBSimio

    We’ve come to the point in this series where the essential services can no longer be ignored.  This mixed lot is actually three businesses in one:  a grocery store, barber shop, and meat market.

    Richard Jones opened his grocery store in a large, two story brick building around 1908.  Being a man of little imagination, he called it “Jones’ Market.”  He was a true grocer who took great pride in his fresh produce and liked to boast that his melons were always firmer than those that Melony liked to display at her farm.  As the town grew, more and more customers began to give their business to Richard rather than drive out to the various produce stands dotting the countryside.  They began to refer to his market simply as “The Local” to distinguish it from the far flung farmer’s markets.  The name stuck until Richard finally made the nickname official with a new sign in 1936.  The business remains in the family and flourishes to this day.

    William Crandell has operated the small barber shop next door to The Local for more years than most can remember.  Despite his arthritis, the town still stops in his shop to take a little off the collar.  The shop has a long standing reputation as the place to go for news and discussions ranging from baseball to politics.  Only Emma’s Coffee Shop rivals Crandell’s when it comes to local gossip.

    Ted King made a name for himself going around to farms to do their butchering in exchange for veget


       (25 Reviews)



  8. This mod will add 33 different trees and bushes to the Mayor Mode's tree tool. They work exactly like the original Mayor Mode trees, the only difference is that they don't grow, but rather plop as full-scale models. Some menu buttons hold more than one model; click on the same spot repeatedly to get the other trees. Move your mouse while holding the mouse button to plant multiple trees.

    Note: This download includes a re-release of my original Mayor Mode Tree Mod. I have changed the behaviour of some icons to include several tree models in one menu icon. You don't need to bulldoze your existing trees in your cities, but please make sure to delete the old mod file, otherwise you will have doubled menu icons. Also, make sure you have installed the prop packs listed below, otherwise brown boxes will show up.


    BSC Prop Pack Cycledogg No. 1 BSC Mega Props SG Vol. 01 BSC Mega Props MJB Vol. 01


       (33 Reviews)



  9. Another major Brenntian Financial Company brings its Headquarters tower to the STEX. This Broad Shouldered tower has been designed to emphasise on hight. Its dramatic vertical mullions and neon lighting scheme create a sheer wall of glass and steel that is complemented by crossbracing central to the front and rear facade.

    Ploppable (£3500) and Growable 2x3 lots containing 6000 CO£££ Jobs.
    Dependancies: NDEX Essentials
    Modelling by Ill Tonkso
    Modding by Ill Tonkso


       (45 Reviews)



  10. Treasure Island (also known as "ti") is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA with 2,665 rooms and 220 suites, and is connected by tram to The Mirage as well as pedestrian bridge to the Fashion Show Mall shopping center. TI has received the AAA Four Diamond rating each year since 1998, and is owned by MGM MIRAGE. source wikipedia.org

    Reward Casino Version
    Lot size:
    Position in the menu:
    Rewards menu (not apply on growable)
    $$$ - High wealth Bulzone cost:
    42 Max. fire level:

    To ensure the proper functionality, make sure the files mentioned below are installed in the plugins folder. Sorry to many dependencies....
    LBT Prop Pack 1 LBT Prop Pack 2 LBT Prop Pack 3 BSCBATProps D66Vol010 (for this link you must register at SC4Devotion.com LEX Exchange, if youre not registered an link error will appear, thanks!) BSC Textures Vol 01 (for this link you must register at SC4Devotion.com LEX Exchange, if youre not registered an link error will appear, thanks!)  
    Note to users:
    The main hotel building has no night lights, please dont blame me for to add those...

    Some more pictures of this freaking casino :P


       (60 Reviews)



  11. Hi, this is not my newest creation, but, aside from the nightlighting, it's still pretty ok i think. :)

    Name: EffectiMed- 
    Products: Laboratory accessories & Medical equipments
    Stats:  51workers, 5different lots,  I-Ht,  Grows,
    HighDensity Zoning



       (26 Reviews)



  12. Two different- Retro Bowl (day image), SimCity Lanes (night image). CS$3x3, jobs: 37, growth stage: 2, zone density: low, medium, high. LM3x3, jobs: 37 CS$, build: 1000. No dependencies.


       (36 Reviews)



  13. Here's something that has been lying on my pc since 2007, it's basically a large corner diagonal building, it doesn't fit into any corner like small corner buildings though, so that may pose a problem for where you want to place it.

    Modding is pretty simple, i don't have time nor the patience to test or modd my BATs to perfection.

    Also, for some odd reason there was no lights appearinjg at night on the diagonal version, not sure what caused that, and i won't fix it.


    Budget cost: 130
    Bulldoze cost:  23
    Flammability: 5
    Plop cost: 600
    Power: 40
    Water: 6
    Wealth: $


       (44 Reviews)



  14. This is V2 of my Federation Square Station

    I have got some PMs recetly of a few members saying they had issues with this download, so i have done some remodding and am now releasing a new version that should work. If you are one of thoose people, then delete the old version and replace it with this one. You will then have to rebuild your stations.
    For any trouble i may have caused i am also adding a El-Rail Version. Heres whats Inculded:

    A BTM Station A Plaza that acts as a Parking/Subway/Bus Hub A lot with both the BTM Station and the Plaza which functions as all 4 A El-Rail Station A lot with both the E;- Rail Station and the Plaza which functions as all 4 This station is based off of the atrium at Federation Square in Melbourne. The origianl atrium is all galss, but i have added some panels like what is on the other buildings in the complex

    Stats: (Plaza or Station)

    Plop Cost: 500
    Power: 5
    Water :5
    Monthly Cost : 20
    Poluttion: 2 over 5 tiles of each except radiation
    Capcity: 25000 for the station and 100000 for the plaza (some transfers are counted twice so the capicty is high)

    Stats: (Combo Lot)

    Plop Cost: 1000
    Power: 10
    Water :10
    Monthly Cost : 40
    Poluttion: 4 over 10 tiles of each except radiation
    Capcity: 100000

    See a full size picture here

    Dependencies (Only for BTM Version
    BTM V2
    BTM V1

    Once again sorry for any trouble i may have caused, but it seems that this download only doesnt work for some people. It worked perfecty fine for me, so i never knew the error was there until someone PMed me about it. (SC4 Tool Messed up the transit switch points, you modders should know what that means)

    Anyways Enjoy.


       (58 Reviews)



  15. Shows off Sim City to your City.

    Located under Landmarks rollout.

    No Dependencies.


       (28 Reviews)



  16. Located in a renovated city wall guard house, the bus and tram depot acts as a switch between the two modes of urban transport.

    The 5x7 lot acts as both tram and bus stop, with a capacity of 7,500, providing 15 medium wealth jobs. It came about as part of an earlier (but since abandoned) city wall project. The timed busses are all from Glenni's bus pack.

    The lot is pathed for both street and GLR access, allowing for dragable GLR to be run through the lot.

    [*]rfy_busdepot_props.dat (included)
    [*]glenni_rfy_timed_busses.dat (included)
    [*][url="http://workingman-productions.co.uk/dlTracker.asp?GET=downloads/exchange/rfy_cardealer_props.zip"]rfy_cardealer_props.dat[/url] (will also be needed in the shortly coming Luxury Car Dealer project)
    [b]Optional Dependency[/b] for those driving on the left:[list]
    [*][url="http://workingman-productions.co.uk/dlTracker.asp?GET=downloads/exchange/rfy_busdepot-LHD.zip"]Left-hand Drive Pathing[/url]
    Special thanks goes to [i][b]Glenni [/b][/i]for his permission to change the contents of his bus pack to timed props, and [i][b]Rivit [/b][/i]for his pathing work.


       (19 Reviews)



  17. Equitable Bank & Trust is a neoclassical temple for all your SimScrooges.
    1x3 growable and ploppable CO§§§ lots.
      MaxisNite and DarkNite night versions included. DarkNite requires the Day and Nite Modd.
    Installation Instructions:
    Download either the DarkNite (DN) or MaxisNite (MN) version. If you're unsure, choose the MN version. Unzip the .zip and move its contents to Documents/SimCity 4/Plugins. SC4Lot files are descriptively titled. Remove the lot versions which you don't want. Do not remove any .SC4Model files. BAT and modding by Jasoncw
    Click here to learn about new projects in the works


       (54 Reviews)



  18. NGV International, Melbourne, Australia

    National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) International is an art museum located on St Kilda Road in the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct of Southbank. Designed by Sir Roy Grounds, opened in 1968, and was renovated by Mario Bellini and reopened in 2003.

    One of the features of the building is the Leonard French stained glass ceiling, one of the world's largest pieces of suspended stained glass, which casts colourful light on the floor below. The water-wall entrance is another well-known feature of the building. (Source: Wikipedia)

    This is my 10th BAT.

    NGV International is made up of 2 separate lots:

    1) NGV International main gallery, lot size 12x6. Is a Major Art Museum, provides 800 exhibitions and 24000 exhibition tickets. NGV International costs §13,000 to build with a monthly cost of §250.
    2) NGV International annex garden is a triangular lot 12x6x6, costs §100 to build and a monthly maintenance cost of §15. Built as a park, it reduces air pollution by -15.

    Both are available in Darknite and Maxis night versions.

    There are no Prop dependencies, although the Dark Nite version requires SimFox_Day_n_Nite_Modd.

    Download the xx_DN zip files for Darknite versions or xx_MN for Maxis night versions
    NGV International Gallery and Annex are both located in the Schools menu.

    Please visit my Melbourne BAT thread to see my upcoming projects.

    Coming Soon:
    Melbourne Arts Precinct Part Two: Arts Centre Spire & Hamer Hall


       (74 Reviews)



  19. American City Bank, by Mattb325.
    The American City Bank was an iconic mid-century gem located in Century City Los Angeles. The Bank itself failed in 1983 and was taken over by a consortium of banks.
    This BAT is a scaled down version of the main branch (in order to fit it onto a lot 4 tiles wide) which was built in 1959 at a cost of $2.5M and features an abstract mural on the second floor, very wide, plate-glass windows, cantilevered construction and a quaint little moat surrounding the bank building. Another quaint, but hideously expensive, feature was the electronic thermometer on the street sign.
    During the mid 20th century, it was surprisingly common on the US West Coast for bank buildings to be surrounded by water. Of course, if these buildings still survive today, these moats have long been filled in given how much maintenance they would require in shaky, drought-stricken California.
    In game it is offered as a high-wealth commercial services building growing on all tilesets and densities on a 4x3 or 4x4 lot.
    As for the actual building, after having fallen into disrepair, it was demolished about 15 years ago. A shame really, as this sort of architecture is truly unique.

    Stats, links and dependencies are listed below.
    Growth Stage:          3 (low/medium and high density zones - 4x3 & 4x4 lot size)
    Bulldoze Cost:          § 261
    Capacity Satisfied:  CS§ 1,132, CS§§ 285, CS§§§116
    Pollution:                  7 (Air)/ 5 (Water)/ 10 (Garbage )
    Pollution Radius:     6/7/0
    Power Consumed:   32 Mwh
    Water Consumed:    289 Gal/Month
    Building Style:           Chicago/NY/Houston/Euro
    Occupant Group:      Commercial Services Building
    This download contains TWO model files; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos night-mod) and one for the standard Maxis nite.
    You must keep only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version. Regardless of which file you choose to keep, make sure you DO NOT delete the Lot or Desc files!
    If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. Either: (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) OR (http://gizmo.aplaceforwebsite.com/index.php)

    BSC MEGA Prop Pack CP Vol02   (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2790)
    To install, simply unzip the file into your plugins folder.
    Thankyou and enjoy.


       (20 Reviews)



  20. Another one of my Egyptian lots! Even though this was built by the Roman Emperor Diocletain in the 4th century, it's the tallest ancient structure in Alexandria, Egypt. The package comes with 2 lots; a desert lot (like how the real one is) and a plaza lot (to go with my black obelisk). Enjoy!


       (24 Reviews)



  21. This file contains an updated version of the white Philly duplex (windows were resized, and a few textures were tweaked - if you have downloaded the previous version you should probably replace it with this file, sorry for the inconvenience). It also contains a new variation, the brown, delux philly duplex (shown above) Also included in the zip are four growable lots, two of the white duplexs, and two of the brown. Both duplexs are stage six.


       (23 Reviews)



  22. This time it has jobs! This is the Old Town Havanna Cigar Factory used in my Cuban cities to manufacture those prime Key West Cuban Cigars :) The lot is a little different from the one in the picture with a couple of different overlays, but no difference in the building. It is a 7x5 lot with over 840+ Manufacturing Jobs. This is great to fill up IM demand, and it doesn't pollute all that bad so can be placed wisely. I put a new lot up instead of updating the old one as this will get noticed more, but to those who downloaded the Landmark version you can still download this one, and be able to use them both as the previous one is a landmark with extra landmark effect and this is an I-M building. Hope you like it and will be using it in your own cities :) Any comments/feedback welcome, and if you download it please rate it :D C'mon people help this lot get stars (last one was close) :p Havoc Construction Ltd.


       (27 Reviews)



  23. The Marina Port is officially released! This port is a concept from the ones in SC3K. There is no transit available since there is no transit value for ferries, so this marina is only for show, but it is a great addition to any city! Plop Cost: 300 Maintenance: 100 Enjoy!


       (29 Reviews)



  24. After many weeks (if not months) of keeping my buildings and not uploading them I thought i should give you a little treat. Palm Plaza is a miami-resedential looking building, thet will loo great in cities like miami or gold coast, with a sea view and a nice beach right next to it. 2555 sims livin it. Growable: 5X3lot, 7 stage, houston style. Resedential Plopable: 4X3 lot Landmark Plopable: 5X3lot You will be need to have "Cerulean Textures V101" for the lot base. Hope you enjoy it! all I can say is thet I did! Vote! don't forget to do thet too!


       (134 Reviews)



  25. Located in Portland Oregon, and named Portland Center Apartments. This is a 3 building complex just south of downtown Portland. Built in 1965-1966, they have 24 or 25 floors each.

    3x3 Landmark
    3x3 R$ Grow with about 2500 res
    3x4 R$ Grow with about 2500 res
    3x3 R$$ Grow with about 2500 res
    3x4 R$$ Grow with about 2500 res

    Model file needed for both LM and growable versions.

    OPTIONAL: Reverse Path Overlay Textures Packs by geoffhaw overlay textures.

    For more info and pics of the Center Apartments, and many other Portland Oregon buildings, please visit the Portland Bat Project.

    Also, check out my Portland City Journal


       (45 Reviews)