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The Aurora is a 30-story residential tower in the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen in Manhattan. Construction started out in 1988 but as the developer abondened the construction when it was 90% finished, it sat unfinished until 1996. It is now shared-living supportive housing ran by the Actor's Fund under the name Dorothy Ross Friedman Residences.
This will grow on the New York Tileset on high density residential zones and comes with two corner lots 1x2 and 2x1.
Dependencies: For proper function of this release you need:
NYBT Essentials for custom queries. If you choose the Darknite version you will also need SimFox Day and Nite Modd.
This is rendered with both DarkNite and regular Maxis Nite, note that you can easily change between Darknite and Maxis Nite by replacing the model file with the version you'd like to use. No need for bulldozing any lots before. Just make sure you don't have both DarkNite and Maxis Nite models in your Plugins folder.
Thanks to Aaron Graham for the modding and Vlasky for helping me test this and of course everyone who have visited my BAT thread in the NYBT board.
Mod edit 28th April 2017 - Fixed formatting
Abstract: Cities grow richer and suburbs grow poorer and this will speed up.
From 1948 until recently, the middle class and upper middle class fled the cities for the suburbs. However, commute times and lack of services have made suburbs less desirable while job opportunities have made cities more desirable. Baby Boomers and Generation X hold the majority of suburban houses. Because of the widespread availability of mortgages (not mentioned in article), property values keep going up, in what experts believe to be a bubble. Real wages for the 50th percentile have slightly declined and have only slightly increased for the 90th percentile (the 99% really do own most everything). Until Automation takes away urban jobs, the natural progression is for cities to hold all the wealth. Urban renewal uplifts some of the poor but often combines with gentrification, with the poor being pushed out to the suburbs. If subsidized housing was moved to the suburbs, productivity would increase vs keeping low-income housing in cities. When Baby Boomers downsize or otherwise leave their suburban houses en masse, property values will plummet as Millennials prefer city living. This plummeting housing price will be an opportunity for new employment centers, new low-income housing projects, or return of farms once paved over for subdivisions. Eventually, nearly all of the population will live in cities, with everyone outside of cities being there by necessity.
As an interesting aside, suburbio is Spanish for slum and suburb because Spain and Latin America didn't invest into highways and suburban infrastructure at all like the USA.
However, the majority of the US population lives in suburban areas (102 to 2,213 households per square mile):
What this means is that some suburbs (those with jobs) can densify into edge cities or join the main city. However, low density bedroom communities will be hit the hardest. If cities are built (or rebuilt/renewed) walkable, safe and child/family-friendly, this will decrease the desire to move to suburbs for raising kids. Vancouver, BC is a special case because many people moved there from Hong Kong and other territories when they were handed to China by Brittain. Vancouver made their city walkable and family-friendly in response to the influx of immigrant families seeking to remain in the commonwealth instead of join red China. Another factor driving prices up (in comopolitan cities around the developed world) is investment into properties by Chinese citizens seeking to protect their wealth from the coming Chinese recession (or avoiding the government taking their property in China away).
tl;dr : Suburbs that don't become or join cities are screwed
26 lowrider car models in HD. Each model has an Orthogonal and Diagonal variation.
Represented marques are Chevrolet, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Cadillac, Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Ford.
In the Lot Editor, props are found under the prefix CT14_LRP_O_ and CT14_LRP_D_, respectively.
Four named prop families have been included:
0x5F85E919 - CT14 LRP Ortho - Doors Open, Man 0x5F85E91A - CT14 LRP Ortho - Squattin' 0x5F85E91B - CT14 LRP Diag - Doors Open, Man 0x5F85E91C - CT14 LRP Diag - Squattin' One dat file is included with all the models and props.
Place the folder "Lowrider Props" into your plugins folder - for example as "Plugins/CT14/Lowrider Props".
Remove the folder to uninstall. Any lots which use these props will be a little more empty.
04162017 - initial release version 1.0
Please report bugs to the development thread:
Credits and big thanks to these authors without whose work this would not have been possible, as well as to authors further acknowledged on source pages:
1946 Ford Bomb by Coyote56
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air by eezerz ..
1957 Dodge Lancer by Coyote56
1958 Chevrolet Impala by Coyote56
1959 Chevrolet Impala by Coyote56
1963 Chevrolet Impala by captainkirk
1967 Chevrolet Impala by eezerz ..
1970 Dodge Charger by Coyote56
1971 Chrysler New Yorker by Coyote56
1972 Ford Gran Torino by Coyote56
1972 Plymouth Valiant Lowrider by Coyote56
1976 Ford Torino by Coyote56
1977 Cadillac Sedan Deville Convertible by lowriderfreak
1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo by Coyote56
1979 Chrysler LeBaron by Coyote56
1980 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight by lowriderfreak
1980s Buick Regal by eezerz ..
1980s Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham by Sonoma ZR-2
1980s Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 Limousine by eezerz ..
1980s Chevrolet Caprice by eezerz ..
1980s Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser by eezerz ..
1980s Pontiac LeMans by Coyote56
Chevrolet Square Body Blazer by Muhammed A.
Dodge Diplomat by eezerz ..
Dodge Monaco by Coyote56
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