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  1. Reliance Building

    A landmark in design and construction technology, the world-famousReliance Building was designed by Charles Atwood, a partner of DanielBurnham, in 1889. It has become the quintessential urban skyscraper,and its construction pioneered the system known as "Chicagoconstruction", in which a riveted steel frame is built, fireproofed,and surrounded by large windows (the main feature).
    Sadly, such a landmark went through a dark age in the latter 20thcentury, becoming horribly disfigured, damaged, and occupied by somelowbrow establishments. But in 1995, a program to revive the buildingstarted. Today, it houses the Hotel Burnham, a luxury hotel, and CafeAtwood, a very good yet small restaurant on the ground floor. If youlook hard enough, you just might catch a little glimpse through thewindow.
    The lot is 2x2, with a small alley on one side. Please pardon thestrange way the construction looks, but it was the only way I couldthink of to make the little side awning hang out over the street.
    Lot: 2x2
    Type: CS$$$ Growable
    Time Spent: over 15 hours
    Render Time: 3.33 hours
    Have fun with it!


       (19 Reviews)



  2. Leaning Tower of Pisa

    The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of those landmarks absolutely EVERYONE knows. The question is, why? Is the architectural style really that unique? Is it really exceptionally big? Do they give out free hotdogs?
    Nope; the only reason why the Tower is that famous is because it leans. The tower has nearly collapsed a couple of times, but due to the hard work of scientists, the tower actually stands a bit straighter today.


       (68 Reviews)



  3. EMI Records

    EMI Records building (Forum Mediapark).
    Another part of the Mediapark in cologne.
    Included: CS$$$ growable and LM5x5 plopable Landmark
    Landmark cost: $5000
    Growable, jobs: 576


       (35 Reviews)



  4. MarlinII Radio Astronomy Dish

    This is a large radio astronomy dish, usually used to study naturallyoccurring radio emission from stars, galaxies, quasars, and otherastronomical objects. It's structural design is based largely on theantennas in use at the VLA in New Mexico. This particular variant has been angled to look out low along the celestial horizon.
    It costs 35000 to build and has a low monthy maintenance charge of 80.It produces no descernable pollution and requires little power andwater to run. However local sims don't appreciate having their sunlightblocked off by the dish, so best place it up high and out of the way ofyour residential areas.
    This is my first BAT/LOT, hope someone likes it - please let me know any bugs, etc!


       (51 Reviews)



  5. SFBT Mayor Mode Tree Mod

    This mod will add 33 different trees and bushes to the Mayor Mode's tree tool. They work exactly like the original Mayor Mode trees, the only difference is that they don't grow, but rather plop as full-scale models. Some menu buttons hold more than one model; click on the same spot repeatedly to get the other trees. Move your mouse while holding the mouse button to plant multiple trees.
    Note: This download includes a re-release of my original Mayor Mode Tree Mod. I have changed the behaviour of some icons to include several tree models in one menu icon. You don't need to bulldoze your existing trees in your cities, but please make sure to delete the old mod file, otherwise you will have doubled menu icons. Also, make sure you have installed the prop packs listed below, otherwise brown boxes will show up.

    BSC Prop Pack Cycledogg No. 1 BSC Mega Props SG Vol. 01 BSC Mega Props MJB Vol. 01


       (33 Reviews)



  6. NDEX ITS Royal Brenntian Assurance

    Another major Brenntian Financial Company brings its Headquarters tower to the STEX. This Broad Shouldered tower has been designed to emphasise on hight. Its dramatic vertical mullions and neon lighting scheme create a sheer wall of glass and steel that is complemented by crossbracing central to the front and rear facade.

    Ploppable (£3500) and Growable 2x3 lots containing 6000 CO£££ Jobs.
    dependencies: NDEX Essentials
    Modelling by Ill Tonkso Modding by Ill Tonkso



       (45 Reviews)



  7. LBT Treasure Island Hotel and Casino

    Treasure Island (also known as "ti") is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA with 2,665 rooms and 220 suites, and is connected by tram to The Mirage as well as pedestrian bridge to the Fashion Show Mall shopping center. TI has received the AAA Four Diamond rating each year since 1998, and is owned by MGM MIRAGE. source wikipedia.org

    Reward Casino Version
    Lot size:
    Position in the menu:
    Rewards menu (not apply on growable)
    $$$ - High wealth Bulzone cost:
    42 Max. fire level:

    To ensure the proper functionality, make sure the files mentioned below are installed in the plugins folder. Sorry to many dependencies....
    LBT Prop Pack 1 LBT Prop Pack 2 LBT Prop Pack 3 BSCBATProps D66Vol010 (for this link you must register at SC4Devotion.com LEX Exchange, if youre not registered an link error will appear, thanks!) BSC Textures Vol 01 (for this link you must register at SC4Devotion.com LEX Exchange, if youre not registered an link error will appear, thanks!)  
    Note to users:
    The main hotel building has no night lights, please dont blame me for to add those...  

    Some more pictures of this freaking casino


       (60 Reviews)



  8. EffectiMed

    Hi, this is not my newest creation, but, aside from the nightlighting, it's still pretty ok i think.
    Name: EffectiMed- 
    Products: Laboratory accessories & Medical equipments
    Stats:  51workers, 5different lots,  I-Ht,  Grows,
    HighDensity Zoning


       (26 Reviews)



  9. DK1 Bowling

    Two different- Retro Bowl (day image), SimCity Lanes (night image). CS$3x3, jobs: 37, growth stage: 2, zone density: low, medium, high. LM3x3, jobs: 37 CS$, build: 1000. No dependencies.


       (36 Reviews)



  10. Federation Square Station

    This is V2 of my Federation Square Station
    I have got some PMs recetly of a few members saying they had issues with this download, so i have done some remodding and am now releasing a new version that should work. If you are one of thoose people, then delete the old version and replace it with this one. You will then have to rebuild your stations.
    For any trouble i may have caused i am also adding a El-Rail Version. Heres whats Inculded:

    A BTM Station A Plaza that acts as a Parking/Subway/Bus Hub A lot with both the BTM Station and the Plaza which functions as all 4 A El-Rail Station A lot with both the E;- Rail Station and the Plaza which functions as all 4 This station is based off of the atrium at Federation Square in Melbourne. The origianl atrium is all galss, but i have added some panels like what is on the other buildings in the complex 
    Stats: (Plaza or Station)
    Plop Cost: 500
    Power: 5
    Water :5
    Monthly Cost : 20
    Poluttion: 2 over 5 tiles of each except radiation
    Capcity: 25000 for the station and 100000 for the plaza (some transfers are counted twice so the capicty is high)
    Stats: (Combo Lot)
    Plop Cost: 1000
    Power: 10
    Water :10
    Monthly Cost : 40
    Poluttion: 4 over 10 tiles of each except radiation
    Capcity: 100000
    See a full size picture here
    Dependencies (Only for BTM Version
    BTM V2
    BTM V1
    Once again sorry for any trouble i may have caused, but it seems that this download only doesnt work for some people. It worked perfecty fine for me, so i never knew the error was there until someone PMed me about it. (SC4 Tool Messed up the transit switch points, you modders should know what that means)
    Anyways Enjoy.


       (58 Reviews)



  11. Sim City 4 Sign

    Shows off SimCity to your City.
    Located under Landmarks rollout.
    No Dependencies.


       (28 Reviews)



  12. RFY Bus & Tram Depot by pLynn

    Located in a renovated city wall guard house, the bus and tram depot acts as a switch between the two modes of urban transport.
    The 5x7 lot acts as both tram and bus stop, with a capacity of 7,500, providing 15 medium wealth jobs. It came about as part of an earlier (but since abandoned) city wall project. The timed busses are all from Glenni's bus pack.
    The lot is pathed for both street and GLR access, allowing for dragable GLR to be run through the lot.
    rfy_busdepot_props.dat (included)
    glenni_rfy_timed_busses.dat (included)
    rfy_cardealer_props.dat (will also be needed in the shortly coming Luxury Car Dealer project)

    Optional Dependency for those driving on the left:
    Left-hand Drive Pathing

    Special thanks goes to Glenni for his permission to change the contents of his bus pack to timed props, and Rivit for his pathing work.


       (19 Reviews)



  13. Equitable Bank and Trust

    Equitable Bank & Trust is a neoclassical temple for all your SimScrooges.
    1x3 growable and ploppable CO§§§ lots.
      MaxisNite and DarkNite night versions included. DarkNite requires the Day and Nite Modd.
    Installation Instructions:
    Download either the DarkNite (DN) or MaxisNite (MN) version. If you're unsure, choose the MN version. Unzip the .zip and move its contents to Documents/SimCity 4/Plugins. SC4Lot files are descriptively titled. Remove the lot versions which you don't want. Do not remove any .SC4Model files. BAT and modding by Jasoncw
    Click here to learn about new projects in the works


       (54 Reviews)



  14. Melbourne Arts Precinct Part One: NGV International

    NGV International, Melbourne, Australia

    National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) International is an art museum located on St Kilda Road in the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct of Southbank. Designed by Sir Roy Grounds, opened in 1968, and was renovated by Mario Bellini and reopened in 2003.

    One of the features of the building is the Leonard French stained glass ceiling, one of the world's largest pieces of suspended stained glass, which casts colourful light on the floor below. The water-wall entrance is another well-known feature of the building. (Source: Wikipedia)

    This is my 10th BAT.

    NGV International is made up of 2 separate lots:

    1) NGV International main gallery, lot size 12x6. Is a Major Art Museum, provides 800 exhibitions and 24000 exhibition tickets. NGV International costs §13,000 to build with a monthly cost of §250.
    2) NGV International annex garden is a triangular lot 12x6x6, costs §100 to build and a monthly maintenance cost of §15. Built as a park, it reduces air pollution by -15.

    Both are available in Darknite and Maxis night versions.

    There are no Prop dependencies, although the Dark Nite version requires SimFox_Day_n_Nite_Modd.

    Download the xx_DN zip files for Darknite versions or xx_MN for Maxis night versions
    NGV International Gallery and Annex are both located in the Schools menu.

    Please visit my Melbourne BAT thread to see my upcoming projects.

    Coming Soon:
    Melbourne Arts Precinct Part Two: Arts Centre Spire & Hamer Hall


       (74 Reviews)



  15. American City Bank

    American City Bank, by Mattb325.
    The American City Bank was an iconic mid-century gem located in Century City Los Angeles. The Bank itself failed in 1983 and was taken over by a consortium of banks.
    This BAT is a scaled down version of the main branch (in order to fit it onto a lot 4 tiles wide) which was built in 1959 at a cost of $2.5M and features an abstract mural on the second floor, very wide, plate-glass windows, cantilevered construction and a quaint little moat surrounding the bank building. Another quaint, but hideously expensive, feature was the electronic thermometer on the street sign.
    During the mid 20th century, it was surprisingly common on the US West Coast for bank buildings to be surrounded by water. Of course, if these buildings still survive today, these moats have long been filled in given how much maintenance they would require in shaky, drought-stricken California.
    In game it is offered as a high-wealth commercial services building growing on all tilesets and densities on a 4x3 or 4x4 lot.
    As for the actual building, after having fallen into disrepair, it was demolished about 15 years ago. A shame really, as this sort of architecture is truly unique.

    Stats, links and dependencies are listed below.
    Growth Stage:          3 (low/medium and high density zones - 4x3 & 4x4 lot size)
    Bulldoze Cost:          § 261
    Capacity Satisfied:  CS§ 1,132, CS§§ 285, CS§§§116
    Pollution:                  7 (Air)/ 5 (Water)/ 10 (Garbage )
    Pollution Radius:     6/7/0
    Power Consumed:   32 Mwh
    Water Consumed:    289 Gal/Month
    Building Style:           Chicago/NY/Houston/Euro
    Occupant Group:      Commercial Services Building
    This download contains TWO model files; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos night-mod) and one for the standard Maxis nite.
    You must keep only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version. Regardless of which file you choose to keep, make sure you DO NOT delete the Lot or Desc files!
    If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. Either: (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) OR (http://gizmo.aplaceforwebsite.com/index.php)

    BSC MEGA Prop Pack CP Vol02   (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2790)
    To install, simply unzip the file into your plugins folder.
    Thankyou and enjoy.


       (21 Reviews)



  16. Millennium Hotel Knightsbridge

    Millennium Hotel Knightsbridge, by Mattb325.
    If you've recently downloaded Harrods http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31736-harrods/ you may be wanting some additional UK themed Bats to fill the surrounding area.
    Fear not; over on nearby Sloane Street, a brutalist monstrosity caught my eye, and so I have brought this into game.
    When I look at a building from Google Street View, if at a street level it piques my interest, then I'll usually look at it from either Google Earth or Bing to get a better feel for the model.
    It is at this point that I will determine whether I will do a recreation, or adopt a looser approach. Either way, there will always be elements of each building I look at that in my opinion will stay or go when I recreate the building for SC4.
    Normally not too many elements of a building get turfed out: those that do are either aligned at an odd angle (rather than the SC4 grid), or are too awkward to be worth my effort. It is rare, however, that a building catches my eye on street level, for me to look at it from above and shake my head with a 'what were they thinking' moment.
    Millennium Hotel in Knightsbridge is one such building.
    It caught my eye because there are so few of these sorts of buildings in SC4; now I'll admit I am not a huge fan of brutalist early 1970's architecture: add the inclement British weather & city smog and you have hulking concrete structures that have gone from a light green-grey to the most dreary shade of dirty grey imaginable. But regardless of your opinion on Brutalism, you have to admit that it at least exudes authority and gravitas.
    So it came as some surprise when I saw all of the truly, truly "twee" additions visible from the air....now, with apologies to Mcmansionhell.com and other spoof websites, please see my take on what got the 'cut' from this Bat and why...

    Hopefully my UK friends can get a bit of a laugh out of this: you have been through a fair bit in recent months. 
    Now that that's out of the way, the Millenium Hotel is offered as a growable CS§§ building on a 4x4 lot. It is a larger 14 story mid-rise building, which I have made my own adjustments to. It grows on all tilesets and provides 960 CS§§ jobs.
    STATS CS§§:
    Lot size :                  4 x 4
    Growth Stage:         7 (Medium and High Density Zoning)
    Bulldoze Cost:         § 780
    Capacity Satisfied:  CS§ 3,831, CS§§ 960
    Pollution:                  35 (Air)/ 23 (Water)/ 47 (Garbage )
    Pollution Radius:     6/7/0
    Power Consumed:   77 Mwh
    Water Consumed:   923 Gal/Month
    Building Style:          Chicago/NY/Houston/Euro (N/A for Ploppable)
    Occupant Group:     Commercial Services Building

    This download contains TWO model files; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos night-mod) and one for the standard Maxis nite.
    You must keep only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version. Regardless of which file you choose to keep, make sure you DO NOT delete the Lot File!
    If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod.
    This lot does not require external dependencies.
    To install, simply unzip the contents of this file into your plugins folder.


       (6 Reviews)



  17. Pompeys Pillar

    Another one of my Egyptian lots!
    Even though this was built by the Roman Emperor Diocletain in the 4th century, it's the tallest ancient structure in Alexandria, Egypt.
    The package comes with 2 lots; a desert lot (like how the real one is) and a plaza lot (to go with my black obelisk).


       (24 Reviews)



  18. Philadelphia Duplexs

    This file contains an updated version of the white Philly duplex (windows were resized, and a few textures were tweaked - if you have downloaded the previous version you should probably replace it with this file, sorry for the inconvenience). It also contains a new variation, the brown, delux philly duplex (shown above)
    Also included in the zip are four growable lots, two of the white duplexs, and two of the brown. Both duplexs are stage six.


       (23 Reviews)




    This time it has jobs! This is the Old Town Havanna Cigar Factory used in my Cuban cities to manufacture those prime Key West Cuban Cigars
    The lot is a little different from the one in the picture with a couple of different overlays, but no difference in the building.
    It is a 7x5 lot with over 840+ Manufacturing Jobs. This is great to fill up IM demand, and it doesn't pollute all that bad so can be placed
    wisely. I put a new lot up instead of updating the old one as this will get noticed more, but to those who downloaded the Landmark version
    you can still download this one, and be able to use them both as the previous one is a landmark with extra landmark effect and this is an
    I-M building.
    Hope you like it and will be using it in your own cities
    Any comments/feedback welcome, and if you download it please rate it
    C'mon people help this lot get stars (last one was close)
    Havoc Construction Ltd.


       (27 Reviews)



  20. Marina Port

    The Marina Port is officially released! This port is a concept from the ones in SC3K. There is no transit available since there is no transit value for ferries, so this marina is only for show, but it is a great addition to any city!
    Plop Cost: 300
    Maintenance: 100


       (29 Reviews)



  21. Palm Plaza

    After many weeks (if not months) of keeping my buildings and not uploading them I thought i should give you a little treat.
    Palm Plaza is a miami-resedential looking building, thet will loo great in cities like miami or gold coast, with a sea view and a nice beach right next to it.
    2555 sims livin it.
    Growable: 5X3lot, 7 stage, houston style.
    Resedential Plopable: 4X3 lot
    Landmark Plopable: 5X3lot
    You will be need to have "Cerulean Textures V101" for the lot base.
    Hope you enjoy it! all I can say is thet I did!
    Vote! don't forget to do thet too!


       (134 Reviews)



  22. Center Apartments

    Located in Portland Oregon, and named Portland Center Apartments. Thisis a 3 building complex just south of downtown Portland. Built in1965-1966, they have 24 or 25 floors each.
    3x3 Landmark
    3x3 R$ Grow with about 2500 res
    3x4 R$ Grow with about 2500 res
    3x3 R$$ Grow with about 2500 res
    3x4 R$$ Grow with about 2500 res
    Model file needed for both LM and growable versions.
    OPTIONAL: Reverse Path Overlay Textures Packs by geoffhaw overlay textures.
    For more info and pics of the Center Apartments, and many other Portland Oregon buildings, please visit the Portland Bat Project.
    Also, check out my Portland City Journal


       (45 Reviews)



  23. Banespa Building

    The Altino Arantes Building (Portuguese: Edifício Altino Arantes), also known as the Banespa Building (in Portuguese: Edifício do Banespa), is an important skyscraper located in São Paulo, Brazil.

    The building was constructed to be the headquarters of the Bank of the State of São Paulo (Banespa), between 1939 and 1947. It remained the tallest building of the city for two decades until being surpassed by the Edifício Itália. Soon after its completion in the 1940s, it was named the world's largest structure of reinforced concrete. It was designed by Plínio Botelho do Amaral, who was inspired by the Empire State Building and Frank Lloyd Wright. Its panoramic view of the center of São Paulo and its outskirts attract thousands of visitors. In the future, the Altino Arantes building will become the headquarters of the Banespa Cultural Institute, facilitating artistic and cultural activities.
    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altino_Arantes_Building


       (47 Reviews)



  24. Schiffenberg Chapel

    This is a small rural chapel as a landmark on a 4x3 lot
    Plop cost 3000
    Bulldoze cost 500
    Pollution 1 air, 1 water, 1 garbage
    Pollution radii 1 air, 1 water, 0 garbage
    Flamability 12
    Max fire stage 4
    Power 2
    Water 1
    Mayor rating effect 3 over 256
    Monthly cost 0
    Schiffenberg small prop pack
    BSC SG Flora Pack vol 01
    BSC SG Flora Pack vol 02
    BSC SG Flora Pack vol 03
    BSC Props SG vol 03
    All are replaced by SG Mega pack vol01
    BSC BAT Props - CSX Flora vol 01
    Replaced by CSX Mega Props vol01
    BSC BAT Props swi21 vol 02
    BSC BAT Props swi21 vol 06
    Replaced by BSC MEGA Props - swi21 vol01
    BSC_NPTransiton_Brown_Variable Wealth_v1
    BSC_Widepaths_Fixed wealth_v1
    All BSC textures are replaced by  BSC texture Mega pack
    This seems to be far too many, but if you download lots from BSC you will most likely have all of these in your plugin folder already.
    To install put all files from the zip in your Simcity4 plugin folder
    Thanks to Barbyw for fixing, testing and cleaning up the files.
    Thanks to the Istrinia team (especially Mickebear) and Nardo69 for testing and comments.


       (12 Reviews)



  25. BlaM Advance Auto Parts

    Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP), headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, is the second-largest retailer of automotive
    aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, based on store count and
    sales. As of July 15, 2006, the Company operated 2,971 stores in 40 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
    The Company serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets
    *This zip comes with Two Models (The building and the sign prop)l three desc and two lots (Plop and Growabble)They
    both provide 10 Cs$$ jobs. It costs 1165 to plop and its lot size is 33*
    Note: Everything has been merged into a DAT to save space.
    Custom Features:
    *Custom Menu Icon*
    PEG_Overlay-Textures_Vol-1 http://www.simtropolis.com/STEX/index.cfm?id=3204
    MPropsFloralDAT http://www.simtropolis.com/STEX/index.cfm?id=17304
    To Install, unzip BlaM Advance Auto Parts to mydocuments/simcity4/plugins/BlaM (if you don't have a BLAM folder, create it.)
    And that's all, enjoy.
    If you have any problem with this BAT/Lot please PM MarcosMX. If a big brown box appears, than you probably forgot about downloading a dependencie. Thanks......


       (31 Reviews)




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