Elwyn & Pennsport: Bringing Two Cities Together
Greetings from New Philadelphia. I know it's been over a month since the teaser so I've put a lot of effort into this update. Hope you enjoy it!
Today we will begin in Pennsport and make our way to Elwyn. Pennsport is Elwyn's neighbor to the south. With a greater emphasis on high density zoning, Pennsport has become the new center of the Northeast region. Let's begin with some stats.
5.01 | This is downtown Pennsport. It's full of mostly residential buildings but more companies are beginning to set up shop as more highrises make their way onto the scene.
5.02 | Here's the same area but now looking from the east. Pennsport, along with Elwyn, sits on Sunset Bay. Though the coast seems bare, there are a lot of planned developments for this chunk of real estate.
5.03 | Citizens of New Philadelphia are enjoying the newly implemented ferry system. Here passengers are debarking the Pennsport-Elwyn ferry during the evening rush hour.
5.04 | Currently Downtown Pennsport is filled with low density rowhomes and apartments. This will not be the case for long though, as there are plenty of highrise buildings planned for this area.
5.05 | Here's a snapshot of midtown. So medium-rise offices line the streets here. There's been talks of changing this crowded traffic light into a roundabout.
5.06 | Moving away from downtown we see some lower density homes. A lot of the surrounding neighborhoods are full of wealthy mansions and tree-lined streets.
5.07 | Our last stop in Pennsport brings us to the industrial zone. The days of smog producing factories are far gone with the industry of Pennsport being primarily hi-tech. At the top of the picture you get a glimpse of the interstates. Going horizontally is Interstate 1 and the vertical route is Interstate 2. Time to jump on I-1 and head for Elwyn.
5.08 | Welcome back to Elwyn. A previously small and dingy town is in the process of rebuilding some of the poorer neighborhoods while adding brand new neighborhoods to the northwest. Notice the terminus of Interstate 1 on the left-hand side of the picture.
5.09 | As we move to the west (the newer part of Elwyn) we see some shopping surrounded by high-end neighborhoods.
5.10 | More shopping with a newly widened boulevard to access the surrounding neighborhoods.
5.11 | Here's a zoomed-in look of the strip mall. All the American essentials are here.
5.12 | Now we move to the north of the strip mall to where Elwyn's newest housing development is being constructed. Notice that the boulevard narrows as that part hasn't been widened yet.
5.13 | Our final stop: A new subdivision. These lots are the biggest Elwyn has to offer and are being gobbled up by the wealthiest Sims. Some land acquisitions still have to take place in order for Phase 2 of the development to begin.
And I leave you with a shot of a road sign. I'm going to try to model (BAT) my own signs and have started by drawing up this. Let me know what you think!
Thanks for reading. Please comment and feel free to suggest what I should post next.
@_marsh_ Glad you enjoy it. Sorry it took so long for an update. Hope you enjoy this one too.
@Luiz P. Romanini Good. I'm trying to make something people will come to recognize.
@nate1245 Thanks. I'm a civil engineering student so they're kinda my thing. (:
@Forthwall Besides being engineer I also dabble in graphic design. Nothing official though.
@khalil1987 At the time of that posting I have no clue. Since then I've done some serious redevelopment and the number you see above is probably nothing close to what it used to be.
@tim.12.game They're actually Project Symphony puzzle pieces, part of NAM 31.
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@Aaron Graham Good idea. Not many people seem to be using it though so I may need to rethink it.
@_Iazz Thanks? Sounds like you're judging my dancing. Haha.
@zeldafan Thank you. I'm glad it looks that way. Sometimes I worry it doesn't. (:
@Toretto007 As an engineer I refuse to use the word "pretty." Haha. Thanks for the comment.