This is my 3rd entry I almost gave up hope on my city journal after my second entry due to no comments. I guess it's because I make Northeastern cities and if anyone has visited a "Northeastern" city they would notice they are dominated by rowhouses and I guess some people feel as if I'm just being repetitive... While I'm not saying my city is the best, I've seen some people receive comments on some of the worst journals ever. Having said that this entry will focus on the most newly developed part of Wilmington, The Assawoman Bay (Yes it's a real Bay name) and Harbor. The Harbor is the home of the Royal Sea Cruise line. The Harbor also is home to, two first class casinos, the Borgata and Harrah's. There is still much land available for development, so like I said in my Journal post I am open for idea's for the land that is available for development.
Anyone with an idea for the land with "future development" feel free to suggest in your comment.
View looking Northwest. A ship is leaving the docks headed to Jamaica. Also in this photo is the Pepsi Co. Bottling Company and Coke Cola Bottling Company.
Looking Southeast. At the top of the picture is the container terminal.
The Harrahs Casino occupies the first 3 in Harrahs Hotel. The Blue Sign is illuminated with a green neon light behind it. The Harrahs Hotel Tower is one of the newest buildings in Wilmington.
The Borgata Hotel and Spa was designed by famous architect Sean Carter. The ribbon was cut on this beauty in 2009 after taking more then 2 years to complete due to labor disputes. This is the newest building in Wilmington and the 4th in the complex. The pool to the left was orignally to be built in a closed structure but after the labor talks were through the workers wanted that taken out of the contract stating "the building of the glass dome may cause safety problems for the workers". The Harbor is about 14 miles NW of Center City. Mayor Washington wanted the Harbor to be built closer to Center City but talks died when the city couldn't come up with enough land for the complex.
The Radisson Hotel and the Remmington Hotel. When the Harbor was first built the only Hotel that was built was the Remmington. Demand for the the Cruise started slow but after 4 years demand skyrocketed. City officals realized they needed a new structure built to accommodate the growing ridership. The city then went ahead with plans to build a new sleek Hotel, and Mayor Washington reached out to Radisson. A parking structure to the left for hotel vistors. There is also two underground parking garages.
Another view of the Radisson.
This photo was taken just in time to see a ship leaving.
The Riverfront Mall. This mall has over 46 Stores underground ranging from High End Luxury to Sneaker stores. Deliveries have to pass through the Port.
Call me weird but I love parking lots, it adds another aspect of realism to sim city.
The fastest way to travel to and from the Harbor is through the Tyler McConnell Tunnel, The Tunnel runs under the Port and the Assawoman Bay then resurfaces on the other side of land. It's about a 20-30 minute ride to Center City Wilmington depending on traffic.
Teaser of the whole Port of Wilmington coming soon!