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Harrods, by Mattb325.
Inspired by the iconic department store on Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, Harrods is presented as a CS§§§ growable and ploppable lot for your cities.
Please be aware that the present day Harrods has been extended and remodelled a number of times since the main building on Brompton Rd was completed in 1905, so this is NOT a strict recreation, but what I present is faithful to the original façade as designed by Charles Stephens, albeit with modifications to make it more game-ready.
I have only modelled the front portion of the building.
It must be noted that the present building has completely over-run the old streets of 'Queens Gardens' and 'New Place' and wrapped its way around what used to be known as Queen Street and Lower North St (since renamed Hans Rd and Basil St respectively), consuming the old Hans Mansion block and other buildings in the process.
Because these streets run at odd angles and curves, even with the FAR roads and other NAM advances, I felt that modelling all of this would make the building almost completely unusable for the average player.
Additionally the original building, aligned to Brompton Rd, was slightly wedged shaped - the old line is still somewhat visible under all of the present day roof additions from Google earth along the Hans Rd façade. Naturally I have squared this off to get this into game, which means that the rear of the building is completely fictitious.
The present roof junk and extension of the Mansard roof along all facades is modelled - with slight variations by me - on the most up-to-date renovations: you can compare the differences by using the Google earth program (up-to-date) vs. Bing ?birds-eye/Google maps (out-of-date) to see the remarkable difference to the roof-top in recent years.
Lastly, in order to fit the building on a maximum of 8 tiles (which will give it at least some chance of growing), I have removed one set of windows near the turret. Given the lag on my computer, I have also avoided modelling the hundreds of bulbs on the Hans Cres and Hans Roads sides.
With all of that said, if you are strictly puritanical about recreations being 100% accurate, then please do not download this.
The lot comes in two flavours: a growable Commercial Services and a ploppable, functional C§§§ lot, which is found in the Landmarks Menu. Both have the same stats.
STATS CS§§§ & Ploppable CS§§§:
Lot size : 8 x 4
Growth Stage: 8 (Medium and High Density Zoning)/Ploppable
Bulldoze Cost: §631
Capacity Satisfied: CS§ 11,140, CS§§ 2,787, CS§§§ 1,117
Pollution: 50 (Air)/ 33 (Water)/ 67 (Garbage )
Pollution Radius: 6/7/0
Power Consumed: 209 Mwh
Water Consumed: 1,871 Gal/Month
Building Style: Chicago/NY/Houston/Euro (N/A for Ploppable)
Occupant Group: Commercial Services Building
NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE:
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 File!
If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod.
This lot does not require external dependencies.
To install, simply unzip the contents of this file into your plugins folder.
By Travis 5
ITC American Football Fields Project, by Travis
Travis and the ITC Team bring you the American Football Fields Project, which has been 11 months in the making. This download comes with 14 varied and assorted-styled american football fields, to suit all your football needs.
14 lots 2 included props Custom Menu Icons 10-Language Multi-linguality Visit the ITC Team at Simcity4Devotion: http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?board=229.0
Lot Details and information
Lot sizes: 6x5, 7x5, 8x5, 9x5, 8x6, 7x9, 8x11 Menu position: Parks Menu Plop cost: § 339 Bulldoze cost: § 50-90 Monthly cost: § 45-85 (Vol. 1), § 30 (Vol. 2) Park Effect: 75-135 over 75-132 (Vol. 1), 90-120 over 90-120 (Vol. 2) Landmark effect: 60-100 over 10 (Vol. 1), 70-90 over 10 (Vol. 2) Max. Fire Stage: 4 Power consumption: None Water consumption: 30-45 Gallons/month Air pollution: -60/ -176 over 10 tiles Water pollution: 5-9 over 5-9 tiles
Notes ***This package is multi-lingual, availible in 10 languages, which, if you have the version of the game in one of those languages, the lots will display in that language.
To ensure the proper functionality, make sure the files mentioned below are installed in the plugins folder
Note: for some files, you will need to be registered at the SC4D LEX..
BSC MEGA Props CP Vol01 BSC TexturePack Cycledogg V 01b SFBT Essentials BSCMegaProps JES Vol01 BSC Textures Vol 02 High School Football Stadium BSC MEGA Props ALN Vol01 BSC MEGA Props ALN Vol02 BSC MEGA Props ALN Vol03
Credits Created by Travis, ITC Team, ©2007
Thanks goes out to...
ChrisAdams3997, for making the field models themselves, as well as providing invaluable advice and feedback from day 1. Patriots1228, for providing feedback, and creating a few props to be included with the lots. YoshiIsland, for testing and feedback CasperVg, for testing and feedback.
English - Travis Spanish - Travis French - Casper/Travis Dutch - Casper/Travis German - Andreas Danish - Krbe Swedish - Anders Norwegian - Krbe Finnish - Tage Polish - Adam
Feedback & Support
Please post any feedback or support issues in the following thread at SC4Devotion:
Travis' ITC lots
I will attempt to answer them to the best of my knowledge, and as quickly as possible.
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By Fantozzi · PostedLooks great. Thank you, you choose this one with its unique triangular shape - it turned out to be a real eye catcher in the game (while the Maxis version wasn't). (I've seen you made a second version of the Columbia Center - and I personally think on Commerzbank Tower similar improvements would be possible. But there is no doubt, this is a five star bat)
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