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Plaza Hotel New York, by Mattb325.
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Like so many buildings in New York city, the Plaza Hotel can claim 'icon' status.

This 20-story landmark building opened in 1907 on Central Park South and the main entrance faces the Grand Army Plaza (from which the Plaza Hotel derives its name).

The building is in a French Renaissance Chateau style. It was extended in 1921 with the addition of a 300 room annexe along W58th St.

This is a complex building - indeed one of the more complex buildings I have batted - with no two elevations the same. 
While the BAT I have made is a fairly faithful interpretation of the real Plaza hotel, in order to get this into a game constrained by 16m2 tiles, I have had to reinterpret some elements of the building.

The main areas that have been deliberately altered  to ensure that this is a good and useful game asset (rather than a strict recreation) are most evident along the W58th St side, which in real life is longer than the Central Park Side. 
To that end I have taken off approx 10m along the W58th St frontage which ensures that the building sits comfortably on 5 tiles and added a matching roof turret for symmetry. 
The front elevation is slightly narrower than the original to ensure that it sits within a 4 tile space. This is to ensure that other W2W buildings, which are typically 2 tiles deep can grow (or be plopped) adjacent to the building and neatly align (as per the screenshots).
Lastly, the roof junk has been deliberately streamlined and simplified to avoid the very cluttered roof-top look of the original building.

All that said, if you believe that a recreation must be 100% accurate, then this BAT is not for you, as I have made the changes to the building in order to ensure that it is a good and useful game asset.

The building comes in a growable CS§§§ 4x5 lot, a ploppable CS§§§ 4x5 lot and a growable R§§§ 4x5 lot.
 
It grows on the New York tileset and given that is an oversized Chateau, in my opinion would work equally well in a Euro environment.

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STATS CS§§§ (Growable & Ploppable):

Lot size :                  4x5
Growth Stage:         8 (High Density Zoning; N/A for ploppable)
Bulldoze Cost:         § 1,255
Capacity Satisfied:  CS§ 8,999 CS§§ 2,252 CS§§§ 903
Pollution:                  45 (Air)/ 30 (Water)/ 60 (Garbage )
Pollution Radius:     6/7/0
Power Consumed:  188 Mwh
Water Consumed:   1,683 Gal/Month
Building Style:          New York (N/A for ploppable)
Occupant Group:     High Wealth Commercial Services Building


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STATS R§§§ :

Lot size :                  4x5
Growth Stage:         7 (High Density Zoning)
Bulldoze Cost:         § 1,255
Capacity Satisfied:  R§ 10,143 R§§ 5,600 R§§§ 2,448
Pollution:                  25 (Air)/ 8 (Water)/ 8 (Garbage )
Pollution Radius:    6/7/0
Power Consumed:  217 Mwh
Water Consumed:   288 Gal/Month
Building Style:          New York (N/A for ploppable)
Occupant Group:     High Wealth Commercial Services Building

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NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE:

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. (https://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) 

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DEPENDENCIES:

* Dayopeace.dat

N.B: this is for the moving flag props and is one of the Maxis files that were available on the official exchange. Most users will have this. However, if you don't, it is available here: https://community.simtropolis.com/sc4-maxis-files/
Scroll until you see the 'Day of Peace' and then click on the link. You do not need a drop-box account to download the file (you can dismiss the account creation request and download this as a guest).

 

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NOTE ABOUT PARKING TEXTURES:

There are none. Your driver circles the block while you and your guests dine inside at the Palm Court. If you don't understand this concept, then don't download *;)

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

Thanks.




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JP Schriefer

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

What a wonderful work, Matt! Thank you very much for this one *:)

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tonyr

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OMG!  Happy holidays to me!!!  Awesome BAT, Matt....thanks!!!

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AndisArt

  

Stunning work!

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SimNation

  

Lovely work as always your modeling is a thing of beauty.

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kingofsimcity

  

Such a beauty! Your attention to detail here is astounding.

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kingofpop

  

Your best bat! Make more New york Bat !  :)

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sejr99999

  

thank you Mattb325 for another stunning addition to SC4 cityscapes  I also enjoy your explanations of the parking situation with most of your submissions  you have a great sense of humor

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SC4L0ver

  

Looks great. Until now, every NYC recreation lacked one of their most recognisable landmarks (at least for us who have seen Home Alone 2 *:D) Very well done. :thumb:

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slickbg56

  

Truly, one of the grandest hotels available on all the STEX. Magnificent work, sir!

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Jack_wilds

  

so well done... 5/5... that was a quick project for its complexity...

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Hanson784

  

Incredible work as usual! An absolutely stunning BAT and a masterful rendition of the Plaza Hotel *standing ovation* *:)

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ESP15

  

OMFG !!!!!!!

I wanted this building !!! thank you very much, I hope you can upload many more emblematic of the city of new york.

Absolutly Magnific !!!

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edwardjeria

  
a masterpiece, that many of us wished ... and finally, thanks to you, is here ... thanks

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simlacroix

  

Words fail me Matt for this is just pure perfection, well done! What a treat! :D

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