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City Data Center, by Mattb325.
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This is a fictional building, the idea for which was inspired by a BAT by Heblem "LBT Torre de Comunicaciones Telmex" available on CapitalSimCity.

In real life data centers are used for many companies who either a) outsource their IT infrastructure or b) wish to house their IT infrastructure in a seperate location from their main offices due to either lack of space or for business continuity and disaster recovery purposes. 

I made this little building for myself and have decided to share it. 

It is representative of data centres that are often dotted within denser urban locations: its boxy, heavy set design with raise entry is meant to ensure it can withstand ram-raids and bomb attacks. This data centre will fit into a W2W environment, but also as a stand alone building.

It is designed for a 2x2 PLOPPABLE ONLY lot - it really isn't something that you want springing up multiple times in a city - and provides relief from demand caps for Res and I-HT (in real life Hi-tech industry rarely houses its IT infrastructure within the factory walls that it occupies). 

It is in the Landmarks menu and functions as ploppable IH-T industry.

It provides 325 Hi Tech Jobs.


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STATS:

Lot size :                 2x2
Plop Cost:               §12,810
Occupant Groups: Hi Tech Industry
Wealth:                    High Wealth
Demand Created:  Jobs§§§: 325.
Pollution:                 Air 8 over 6 tiles, Water 3 over 7 tiles, Garbage 4 over 0 tiles
Power consumed:  59 MwH
Water consumed:   55 Gallons/Month
Bulldoze Cost:        §815

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NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE:


This download contains TWO file types in two seperate folders; 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 choose 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. 

If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/

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DEPENDENCIES:

This file does not require external dependencies.

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To install, simply unzip the contents of this file into your plugins folder.

Thanks, and enjoy!




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This could totally double as a replacement for (or alternative to) Maxis' TV station, too. *:)

Apart from your usual BATting skills, two aspects that are particularly good IMO are the signs of wear and weather on the building, and those satellite dishes. The latter often end up too bright and glaring, which also blurs their shape. You managed to find a great balance: they are bright, but not glaring, and the details really pop instead of being drowned in a white blob.

Gotta agree with you on the reasons for not making this a growable - especially with that advertisement! If I saw that face plastered all over my industrial areas, I'd probably go crazy. *:lol:

 

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Thanks for your work!! Buildings like this help keep the game fresh, reflecting how cities have changed since 2003. 

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