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A sprawling mountainous metropolis with lovely tiered CBD and Industry.

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OliverJPhillips

Hi all,

As promised I have included the images of the new high wealth bay area. I've also spammed a load of skyline and detailed pictures as some eye candy.

I'm really sorry I didn't have time to comment next to each picture but I'm rushed with deadlines for work. (Just taken a quick 30 minute break from spreadsheets to get this pup).

I hope you enjoy :)

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The bay area in all its glory.

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Birds eye of the bay.

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OliverJPhillips

Hello all!

Sorry for the quietness over the weekend, I was busy drinking.

I've tweaked the entrance to the city added new flyovers, a bypass leading to the CBD and then refined some of the skyline to make it look a little more smooth. See the pictures below. I've added in the views of the city as you drive along the highway!

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View of the city from the highway as your approach the main entrance.

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View through the train aqueduct.

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Another view further back of the entrance between the peaks.

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Birdseye view. Reworked much of the clip ramps to ease traffic flow. No issues at all now.

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A slip ramp further down the highway.

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Re-worked slip ramps leading to the tiered CBD.

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View from the furthest east end of the CBD up towards the mountain paths leading to the observatory.

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View of the new bypass overlooking the midrise Commercial and Residential zones...

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New bypasses linking zones to ease traffic.

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A view of the entrance ramps, between the mountain.

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The roundabout providing access to the city.

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Just another close up of the new ramps.

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2 views of the city as you enter down the ramp (I'm on left hand drive as I'm British!)

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The turbine farm from the highway.

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A panoramic of the CBD and residential zones from the highway overpass.

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Another of the turbine farm.

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A sneak preview of what is soon to become an exclusive high wealth residential gated community.

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Reverse angle view of the city skyline from the highway overpass.

Hope you enjoy this update. The next one will be of the little details in and around the CBD that I'm adding at the moment (sunken plazas and pedestrian routes) and the gated community I'm building around that gorgeous mini reservoir.

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OliverJPhillips

So put a lot of hours into this now (17 in all). Really happy with the outcomes. Population is 40k and we have all the sims needs met. Education is as level 1.6, hopefully we'll speed to 3 now all the universities are in place.

It's been really difficult to build in blocks as the terrain simply doesn't allow it so I've been using sprawling suburbs a lot to fill space which is otherwise difficult to use and used the flatter terrain for my CBD areas, but as you can see even this are quite tiered.

I'm using the highway ramps a lot to ease traffic as if you get the angle right it doesn't require a traffic light of the avenues meaning continuous flow (a little tip there...)

Please comment and let me know what you think, be critical.

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A nice panoramic.

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Looking out at the endless sprawl.

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A look out towards the business parks.

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A view across the creek of the CBD.

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Water pumps by the bridge.

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In the heart of the CBD.

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The main road in the CBD.

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Another angle of the panoramic.

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The observatory at the top of the map.

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Birds eye view of downtown.

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Birds eye view of suburbia and the central town (not CBD) separated by the ridge running through the middle of the map. The only place to connect the two was the crammed interchange at the right of the picture.

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Looking towards the turbines.

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Really happy with the tiering of these mid-rises.

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Fire!!

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Another suburban community.

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More panoramic.

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(bonus image) aha, doesn't show much but you can see the tiering in the back ground.

Hope you enjoy this update.

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OliverJPhillips

So here we are with the first residents moving in. We have a sprawling suburban area flowing to the bay and a nice small timber outpost sitting by the highway far above the residential zones.

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You can see the starting elements of the tiering taking shape.

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A close look at the detail of the tiers.

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More tiering.

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The forestry commission. I really enjoy the spiral effect the dirt road has along side the tiering, it gives a really good aesthetic I feel.

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A nice view to the mountaintop turbines.

Let me know what you think!

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OliverJPhillips

Hello all!

This is going to be my first "proper" city journal. A long time fan of SC4 I'm very used to the old City Builder but this will be my first public sharing of the journey.

The plan is to build a unique mountainous city across rough terrain with pockets of sprawling suburbia up the mountain side and large dense CBD areas.

The map I will be using can be seen below.

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The city is aptly named: A Different Angle.

I hope you enjoy and please openly criticise I value constructive feedback!

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