Miller City is the largest and Most important financial city in the country. The city has an urban population of 500,000, and with the largest Metropolitan area in the country, with over 2.3 million people. 3 of the 4 largest Banks in the country are located in the City, as well as some of the most important industries and companies on the plant. The city was originally settled as a fishing port, but quickly grew into an important stop over for ships bound for Europe and the US. Miller maintained a british identity until 1845, when Portugese, Dutch, and Irish immigrants began arriving. In 1861, The Northern United States came in and brought the first railroad, transforming the city from a sleepy port into an industrial powerhouse and financial center for the country. Lured by the promise of work, European immigration increased, and distinct neighborhoods within the city began sprouting up. in 1921, in an idiotic attempt to help the city solve its financial problems, the federal government annexed the surrounding towns to the city, then dumped them onto the city of miller, allowing the city to make major changes to traffic and networks. However, this action enraged the local towns that were displaced, as they lost their identity and became residents of Miller. Although this is why the city has a logical grid pattern and functioning metro transit network, it also has led to an extreme amount of anger towards the federal government, which still exists to this day.
The Urban Area and its Suburbs around it
The City center is located in between the ocean and a tidal basin. The city erected a series of seawalls to prevent the basin from flooding and washing away the higher parts of the city.
Miller Hall of Justice, built before the city grew so rapidly, its now been eclipsed by the surrounding mega corporations.
The Miller, Fairfield, and Coal Hill RailRoad. In 1903, the city's suburban tram network, simply called the trolly, was merged with the Miller Rapid Transit Company, to form the Transport for Miller Organization. At the time, the Miller, Fairfield, and Coal Hill was going into bankruptcy as a result of de-industrialization, economic problems, and general mismanagement, and so Transport for Miller purchased, and merged it with the Port of Miller in 1912, 20 years before the nationalization of the railroads. As such, it is the only remaining railroad that was not absorbed by the national network, and retains its own name, tracks, and rolling stock. In 1956, Transport for Miller was renamed into the Port Authority of Miller City, and consolidated into a new building directly adjacent to Miller South Station. The Port Authority of Miller also maintains control of the City Heliport and Miller International Airport.
South Miller used to be the second biggest industrial port in the country. However, when the nation fell into the Depression, South Miller got hit particularly hard. The South End never really recovered, as traditional textile, steel, and heavy manufacturing turned to new factories in electronics and other high tech machinery, which is located towards the more technical city of Dalton. However, South Miller remains a proud, and distinct neighborhood.
South Hill, the highest point in the city of Miller, and the heart of the South Miller Neighborhood.
Factories and Artist lofts alongside the South Miller Viaduct.
The Hall of the City. in 1774, the British Built Fort Seawell, a large fort strategically located at the north of the settlement of Miller. When the revolution swept the British away, the federal government occupied the former fort, declaring it "Fort Independence" However, after angry citizens demanded that a new capital be built to appease the diverse nation, the federal government left. Fort Seawell sat largely unused until 1860, when the rapidly expanding City outgrew its former home at Independence hall (now the Hall of Justice). Today, it houses most of the cities functions, except for the Port Authority and the City court.
Miller North was built as a beach resort for families wishing to escape from the pollution and overcrowding of the city but didn't have the money to make it to Pawtuknet Island (the traditional Summer Resort). Its the only beach resort in the miller metropolitan area one can get to by subway.
West Shore Station. Across the bay from Downtown miller are the west shore neighborhoods. These neighborhoods were former railroad ports but to solve traffic and financial issues, the city forced these terminals to consolidate into the massive new Miller West Station. From there, passengers would board the ferry and be delivered directly to multiple points in downtown miller. The Volmer Trolly was later added, tunneling under the bay and allowing passengers to hop on the subway directly from their trains
Miller Southwest. When buisnesses started running out of space on the island, they quickly moved West to the area around the Station and Miller Southwest, where land was comparatively cheap compared to downtown.
Chelsea Park. Formerly surrounded by a traditionally Dutch Neighborhood the region has gentrified and now is mostly American Ex-pats and recent college graduates
Now for some random shots of the city
University of Miller, the second oldest university in the country
To leave Miller behind, we leave with a few images of the city at night.
and finally, a region view. Miller City will have lots of suburbs, an airport, and another distinct city within the metro area, so stay tuned
A personal Request...
I am aware that there were vacant lots and other errors in the photographs. Something within my city was causing the save feature to randomly delete objects from the city, and so that is the reason for their existence, I request that you do not bring attention to them, unless you have a suggestion as to how to fix it