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Downtown

Just like any other city, Abbott City's hub of business, living, and skyscrapers is the downtown area. The Downtown area is modeled greatly after Chicago, to the point where I am planning a coastal park on vital real estate. A unique aspect of Downtown Abbott City, though, is the fact that it is quite far above sea level, whereas areas such as Abbott Park and the Gold Coast are a mere 20 ft. above sea level; when Abbott City was 3 separate towns, the rich and busy areas were built on the plateau-hill, which was later spread out into what locals call "The Hill," or "the Slab." It's the most important transportation hub in the Abbott Metro as well, with all 3 highway branches running through, (North, West, South) the various commuter train lines ending/starting on or near the Hill, as well as miscellaneous other transportation networks that link in Downtown, like the Abbott Cab Co., AMBus, and SkyTrain.

Technically administered as a township, Downtown Abbott City hosts the most amount of high rises in the metropolitan area, with the Financial district trailing in second. Downtown urban planners pride themselves on protecting land for parks and recreational areas, rather than strictly for business towers, apartments, and retail locations.

The Downtown development so far:

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Club District

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What you see here is the Club District. This small section of Downtown Abbott is reminiscent of the old world-societies that captains of industry such as J.P. Morgan and William K. Vanderbilt built to gather and socialize. These Gentleman's Clubs (no, not those gentleman's clubs) were and are often very prestigious and exclusive, requiring specific tasks or prerequisites before joining. This district is home to the first in Abbott County, the Atlantica Club; funded and founded by William G. Abbott himself, the Atlantica Club was initially a club open only to industrialists and politicians in the "Big 3" towns. (the three towns that made up early Abbott County- Bakersville, Abbott Park, and Norton) Today, the district is home not only to clubs such as the Atlantica Club and the Columbia Club, but also clubs such as Moonlighters, Neon Nights, (strip clubs) Tirana's, GreyCube, and TranceCastle. (dance clubs)

Winier Park

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Just South of the Club District lies the neighborhood of Winier Park. Winier Park Green is a favored recreational spot for business workers and day-trippers alike. The Green features relaxing, soft grass, shady trees, and the Winier Pond for wading; residences in the apartments of Winier Park often enjoy picnics and parties in the park during summer days. Just East of the green is Excelsior Pillar, also known as the Robert J. Winier Monument; Winier was the organizer of the first Catholic parish in Abbott County, as well as a dear friend of the Abbott Family. Further East of the Pillar is the Notery Fish Pond, with a land bridge in the middle; for a small fee, local recreational anglers can pass the time catching the variety of fish stocked in this pond. (you must throw them back, though :P )

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South of the park Green is the residential area of the Winier Park neighborhood. While the facades are somewhat worn, beneath the brick and mortar lie exquisite modern apartments, often with commercial or retail stores on the bottom two floors. From this angle, you can see R.J. Winier Memorial Hospital, as well as the Winier Park Garage; the garage is free for use by residents of Winier Park, however guests must pay a fee of $10. This residential neighborhood's borders lie just to the right and to the bottom of the block, leaving both the condo tower block and mid rise commercial building block outside of the Winier Park boundaries. (more detailed map to come)

Rockwood Plaza

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This block is known as Rockwood Plaza, named after the blue mid rise located on the Northern side, which is named Rockwood Plaza. 1 Rockwood Plaza houses United Bank Corp, Swiss Gear, Comcast, and WTRX 98.3 "T-Rex Radio" offices. 2 Rockwood Plaza, just south of 1 Rockwood Plaza, is also known as the Givarian Hotel and Office Tower, owned by Givarian Real Estate, and occupied by Givarian Real Estate, Greenwood Logistics, and Dreamhouse Hotels. 3, 4, and 5 Rockwood Plaza are middle class apartment and resale buildings, and are not usually affiliated with Rockwood Plaza, more commonly known as 380, 382, and 384 Abbott Ave. 6 Rockwood Plaza houses Genesis Financing, Law offices of Newburg, Stiles, and Qwan, and an Uva Shoe Design studio.

Perot Center

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Perot Center is named after Steven Perot, media magnate and owner of Perot Condos Assoc., which owns the Gold Horizon Condos tower, located here on the East of Perot Center's block. This is an incredibly dense block, with retail and apartment space utilization on both the street side as well as the inner areas of the block; key buildings on this block include PS 11 elementary school, Gold Horizon Condos, the Perot Parking gatehouse, and Perot Center Arby's.

Transportation-Downtown

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Here, you can see the Abbott Metro Highway Hub, showing the Western United Tollway (after the Abbott-Waverly Junction, [W+SW Hwy's] form one highway to connect to hub) sharing interchanges with which will lead to the Lordtown Tollway in the South and the Greenbelt Expressway in the north.

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This shows the LaSalle Street Exit (right side of Highway) from the Greenbelt Expwy.; also visible is the N Greenwich Dr. and S Greenwich Dr. exits.

City Hall

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This is Abbott City Hall. Built in 1927 after the three towns joined together to form the Abbott Metro, Abbott City Hall houses the offices of the Mayor, several of his aides, a museum, meeting hall/press center, as well as Abbott County offices and the offices of Fire, Police, and Rescue (FPR) Chiefs. There are entrances on either side, with the main entrance being the one with the statue of Willima G. Abbott in front. The other side features a cobblestone road for easy and safe access when dropping of politicians, dignitaries, lawmakers, and for holding front-steps press releases.

Liberater444

Huge Update! Not so much in physical urban content, but massive planning and organization feats have been accomplished!

While looking at the following pictures, please keep in mind that the majority of random rail seen (not stemming from the station) are organization aids, along with the large green names. Also, some pics were taken while my graphics driver was freaking out, so in a few you'll see some odd shapes. (I take no responsibility for accidentally induced psychedelic trips :P )

BTW I added another map to the top.

Just south of the Downtown District:

City Hall Update

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Here is a small cluster of buildings in the City Hall district. As per the photo, the actual city hall is not located in this district, oddly enough, the hall is located a kilometer north in Downtown. This small district acts as the hub for the majority of non-mayoral infrastructure in Abbott City, featuring functions such as meetings of the Abbott City Council in the J.T. Abbott Memorial Hall and statistical and data gathering at the AM Project Building.

Pictured here, from left to right: AM Project Building, James T. Abbott Memorial Hall, Dept. of Transportation Building, Abbott Commerce Hall, James P. Oslo Federal Building.

Abbott Park

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Seen here is the majority of Abbott Park. (Upper right corner, diagonal down to lower left corner) Aside from walkways and forestry in the park, Abbott Park also features several statues, a handful of trails, the much-loved House on the Hill, the famous Church of St. Benedict, and the SouthGrid Wind Farm. This parkland is located on some of the most sought-after land, even though it's protected by the AMP Park District.

Pictured here, from left to right: parkland, trails, paved walkways, Aaron Oslo Statue, Church of St. Benedict, House on the Hill, SouthGrid Wind Farm.

Easton

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Welcome to Easton! The first actual district other than Downtown that you'll see. Easton features the best of midtown tenements, including Soviet-inspired housing projects and the cheap-as-dirt Novotel Hotel. This district also provides space for local police and fire stations, along with a high-capacity hospital, the Garnett T. Andrews Memorial Hospital. The district features two schools, J.W. Tech Senior High School and James Watson Elementary School. Plagued by high unemployment and abandoned lots in the 80's and early 90's, Easton officials secured funding from the AMP to construct tenements for the poor living in and around Downtown, even offering some units to homeless peoples. The district is home to over 10,000 people, many of whom work in Radio City, Transport, or one of the several industrial districts in the North.

Key Buildings (L to R): James Watson Elementary, Grey Hound Complex towers 1-5, G.T.A. Memorial Hospital, Easton Administration Center, Novotel Hotel, 1 & 2 Goldenrod Place.

Gold Coast-North

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Ah, the Gold Coast. Most alway associated with quiet wealth in urban areas, Abbott City's own does not falter from tradition. The Gold Coast (aka The Coast) is the most expensive district, being 80% residential and dotted with mansions and condo towers. The average income per resident is US$460,239.00, while the most expensive single residential lot in the Northern neighborhood, McGibbon Manor, (located just south of the Mayoral Mansion, center of image) is valued at US$8.98 Million, quickly followed by its across-the-street neighbor, 198 Southbank Blvd., at US$8.21 Million.

The Coast is separated between the North and South neighborhoods, with the North being generally more expensive to build on and trade, due to the lack of space, location, and low density of the lots, not to mention the state-of-the-art houses that are the staple of the community. Gold Coast-North has 6 condo towers, 13 condo buildings, and dozens of mansions, estates, and palaces.

Key Buildings (L to R): Gold Coast Real Estate Offices, Gold Coast Marketplace, Givomasti Palazzo, Our Lady of Abbott Cathedral, Abbott Gold Towers 1 & 2, Mayoral Estate, Goldenrod Canal Hotel, The Coast Christian Outreach Center, Fadder Resort Hotel, 1, 2, & 3 Whiteshade Estate, 210 Southbank Blvd. (aka "The Four Square" or The "Green Bean"), Abbott Park Country Club, Gold Coast Marina.

Gold Coast-South

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Somewhat unlike the Northern neighborhood, Gold Coast-South is ringed filled with upper class mansions. This area typically is modeled after Miami, interspersing hi-rise condo buildings with mansions and estates. There are still very low amounts of hi-rises compared to even the Financial District, but those that exist are very expensive and offer unprecedented views of the Near South Side and the Atlantic Ocean. Like the inner side of the North, Gold Coast-South features luxurious mansions; the most expensive non-hi rise lot is the Villa Solare, which is worth more than US$19.24 Million.

Key Buildings (L to R): 1,2,3,4 Canal Center, Gold Coast Hotel, Villa Solare, Oslo Towers, (towers 1-3) Eaststone Hotel, 1 & 2 Goldside Center.

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Financial District

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The Financial District of Abbott City seems a little detached from the rest of the city, but it still has a vital and growing economic center. The Financial District offers space for bank headquarters, branches, investment firms, and other economic powerhouses to utilize. The AMPSE (Abbott Metro Project Stock Exchange) is located here; the F.Dist. is still much under construction, but be sure to watch for updates! (Power plant not included)

Key buildings (L to R): Toma Field, West, Toma Park, Abbottt city; 2 Gold Coast Plaza, (gold building) Ljungren Tower, (brick building) 1 HSBC Tower, 3 HSBC Center

Transit Update

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Here you see Southcross Station, as well as the Lordtown Tollway that runs North-South through the neighborhoods. Currently Southcross station has 4 terminals; the 2 right lots are used by the Metro-South Line, the left 2 lots are used by Metro-West Line, an express route, created for the East Side, runs only to South Side locations and back.

The Metro lines service only a select amount of districts, however they can hold appx. 32% more riders than a traditional rail lines.

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Liberater444

Recently, I've decided to take a small brake from playing the Tirnreich, instead I'm focusing on a side project.

This project is called the Abbott Metropolitan Project, or AMP. It's quite heavily based on Chicago, with elements of New York and Seattle. It is composed of 67 districts, and would sit along America's East coast.

I've decided to download a crapload more of the NYBT's files, so hopefully you'll see them being put to good use! Check these maps and district info:

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North Side

Iron Side

Downtown

West Side

East Side

South Side

Indicates an Area Admin Center

  1. Greenbrier
  2. Convention
  3. Lakemoor
  4. Grendel Park
  5. Byetha Way
  6. Alton
  7. Northwater
  8. Northshire
  9. Newton
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  10. Pierview
  11. Port Abbot
  12. Rail City
  13. Carnegie
  14. Industrial
  15. Rustwood
  16. Warehouse District
  17. Iron Coast
  18. Edison Estates
  19. Waldon
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  20. North Abbott
  21. Westfield
  22. Uptown
  23. The Hill
  24. Downtown
  25. Chinatown
  26. Wallview
  27. Bakersville
  28. Radio Village
  29. [1] Transportation District
  30. City Hall
  31. Easton
  32. Abbott Park
  33. Gold Coast
  34. Toma Park
  35. Southwood
  36. Financial District
  37. Hewson Village
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  38. Canal City
  39. Balzary Park
  40. [siggart] The Village
  41. Memorial
  42. Central
  43. Baldwin
  44. Smithville
  45. Little Vilnius
  46. Warner
  47. Carter
  48. Abbott Heights
  49. Bush City
  50. Prospect
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  51. Little Israel
  52. Kiedis Beach
  53. Eastpoint
  54. Gibbard Beach
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  55. Talbot
  56. Albarntown
  57. Dawson Center
  58. Farrell Heights
  59. Edge City
  60. Temple
  61. Sonna Hill
  62. South Side
  63. Shoreville
  64. Abbott Island
  65. Charnow
  66. Leavenworth
  67. Sullivan City
  68. Tanbrook
  69. Shadow's Gate

  • Greenbrier- Commercial center of the near suburbs, with some residential suburbs.
  • Convention- Houses the Abbott Metro Convention Center.
  • Lakemoor- "Gold Coast of the North," wealthy residential neighborhood. Home of the North Side Admin Center.
  • Grendel Park- Northern beach resort area, home to several hotels.
  • Byetha Way- Follows the path of the Byetha Canal, separates upper class in the west and north, and lower class to the east. (of the canal)
  • Alton- Host district of Greenbelt Academy, a private school. The Greenbelt Expressway (NW Rt 3) runs through as well.
  • Northwater- Small amount of lower class residential; hosts the Abbott Metro Water Purification Plant.
  • Northshire- Aka "Little England," home to several underground pubs. Shares a border of the Metro-Northwest Line (train) with Alton.
  • Newton- Middle class neighborhood. The Abbott County Penitentiary is located here.
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  • Pierview- Transit district, redirects rail lines to and from Port Abbott and Rail City, Seaton Tollway and Metro-North Line runs through Pierview.
  • Port Abbot- Medium cargo port. 40% of all freight comes in through this port.
  • Rail City- Consists of a rail yard, which handles 45% of all freight that comes to the AMP. Also has industrial factories in the Northwest.
  • Carnegie- Named for the famous industrialist, Carnegie is home to many flats whose residents work in Port Abbot and Pierview. Iron Side Admin Center.
  • Industrial- Factory center of AMP.
  • Rustwood- Includes housing for workers that work in Industrial and Rail City.
  • Warehouse District- Consists mostly of industrial warehouses, storage, and "clean" industry.
  • Iron Coast- Industrial lots in the north, and low class housing in the south.
  • Edison Estates- Houses the Abbott Metro Power Plant, as well as workers that work in the Iron Coast.
  • Waldon- Low-cost hotel neighborhood.
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  • North Abbott- Lower wealth residential center.
  • Westfield- Mixed-use neighborhood.
  • Uptown- Administered as a neighborhood by the Downtown district alderman, aka the Mayor. The Northburg Train Station is located here.
  • The Hill- Located between the wealthy Downtown and middle class Westfield and Wallview districts, the extreme poor in The Hill is thanks to budget cuts in the 80's.
  • Downtown- Located in this district is Sadlum Park, Franklin Square, Abbott City Hall, and the central business district.
  • Chinatown- Majority of Asian immigrants that come to the city live here. Quite cramped and dirty.
  • Wallview- Middle class residential neighborhood.
  • Bakersville-
  • Radio Village- Home to several news and TV studios, as well as broadcast (radio) stations and newspaper buildings. Also houses Radio Stadium.
  • [1] Transportation District- The Lordtown Expressway (SW Hwy. Rt. 43) and the Metro-West, Metro-SouthWest, and Metro-South rail lines.
  • City Hall- Although this district doesn't house the actual City Hall, it does house the County Offices, Abbott Metro Courthouse, and the James P. Oslo Federal Bldg.
  • Easton- Recreational complexes dot this south-central "downtown" district.
  • Abbott Park- Once a residential neighborhood when Abbott Park was a village, it is now largely a recreational park.
  • Gold Coast- Extremely wealthy neighborhood, you'll find multi-million dollar mansions and estates, quite rare so close to downtown.
  • Toma Park- A quiet park area, ringed with residential zones.
  • Southwood- A lower class district, with the Abbott Canal running through it.
  • Financial District- The southern business district, the Financial Dist. houses the most amount of skyscrapers outside of Downtown.
  • Hewson Village- The nearest hotel and beach neighborhood to downtown. Has several great outdoor music venues.
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  • Canal City- Divided by the Abbott Canal, the wealthy live in the west and north of the Abbott Canal, which is also the location of Hammond University
  • Balzary Park- Home to the Balzary Golf Club, as well as several sports complexes and a park, BP is also a nice residential area.
  • [siggart] The Village- Long-known as the Art District, Siggart was once a part of the Bakerville village.
  • Memorial- Home to the World War II memorial, the Vietnam War memorial, as well as the Balkan Genocide memorial.
  • Central- Houses the West Side Admin Center, along with a small tower district.
  • Baldwin- Aka the Theatre District, Baldwin houses much of the nightlife of the southwestern districts.
  • Smithville- The Metro-West Line runs through Smithville, making the district the "gateway" to the western suburbs.
  • Little Vilnius- An immigrant community for Lithuanians straight off the boat, Little Vilnius is also cramped and poor, a la Chinatown.
  • Warner- The closest suburb to downtown. Headquarters of the Greater Abbott Metro Transit Authority (CAMTA).
  • Carter- This district is bisected by Baker Avenue, a diagonal street that runs through Bakersville. Home to the Carter Memorial Convention Center.
  • Abbott Heights- The western edge of the lower class "progressive" districts. Severely poor.
  • Bush City- Famed for the Bushland Hills, Bush City is a middle class neighborhood that starkly contrasts its northern and eastern neighbors.
  • Prospect- Apart form the Eastern edge, Prospect is quite poor and dangerous, requiring 3 full time police precincts.
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  • Little Israel- Collection of Israeli immigrants. It differs from its cousins, Chinatown and Little Vilnius, as it is quite safe, profitable, and relatively spacious.
  • Kiedis Beach- Home to the most amount of hotels south of Downtown, Kiedis Beach is a popular day-trip destination for many.
  • Eastpoint- A small residential community of wealthy businessmen and the most expensive hotel in the Metro (Hotel Aradostar) are the only tenants of this peninsula.
  • Gibbard Beach- Another beach-district, Gibbard Beach is actually mostly private estates living on the coast, rather than public beaches.
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  • Talbot Center- Industrial area of the South side.
  • Albarntown- Blue collar residential neighborhood.
  • Dawson Center- Home to the High tech industry of the AMP, Dawson Center is also famous for its oddly-placed residences.
  • Farrell Heights- Although mostly poor Farrell Heights hosts several farmer's markets and open-air markets.
  • Edge City- Famous for its music scene, Edge City is a popular destination for south side clubbers and music connoisseurs.
  • Temple- Home to the first and largest Synagogue in the AMP, the largest Roman Catholic church in the AMP, and the first Mosque.
  • Sonna Hill- The famous Sonna Hill is the center piece of this district, which offers fantastic views of the South side.
  • South Side- Industry, retail, and residential mix in the namesake of the South side Community Area.
  • Shoreville- Once a suburb, this district quickly attracted middle class citizens due to its proximity to Abbott Island.
  • Abbott Island- Named after a residentially occupied island in the middle of the Charnow Canal, this is the southern home of the super-rich.
  • Charnow- Named after the canal that runs through it, Charnow is a retail and residential center for the far-South side.
  • Leavenworth- Southern warehouse district, high crime and higher unemployment.
  • Sullivan City- Sullivan City has many hi-rise apartment towers located here, to house many Dawson Center workers in the confined space of the district.
  • Tanbrook- Southern transit district, although falls short of the volume that the Rail City, Transport, or Uptown districts receive.
  • Shadow's Gate- The Southwest Hwy Rt. 62 runs through this district, which is mostly low wealth residential, but is gaining popularity.

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This is the overview of the region as of today.

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Teaser image of Abbott Park, specifically the House on the Hill, one of the only remaining houses in the district.