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Preview 2: Ebenezer Square



Thanks for the encouragement, folks!


Today's preview is about Ebenezer Square, the heart of Nyhaven's Midtown district. Ebenezer Square is home to many of Nyhaven's theaters and nightclubs, and it has gratuitous advertisements. This is the northern half of the square, between 10th and 12th Streets.


Ebenezer Square gets its name from this large stone, which itself is simply called "The Ebenezer" (from the Hebrew for "stone of help"). It has stood here since before Nyhaven was founded and is the reason the square exists at all - Ebenezer Avenue has to split to go around it, resulting in a one-way couplet on the square's long sides. Since the mid-18th century, each Mayor of Nyhaven has had the Ebenezer engraved with his favorite inspirational biblical passage at the end of his mayorship as a gift to the city.


There's also plenty of shopping to be done here. Ebenezer Square is home to the flagship of Lower Columbia's other major department store, Visby's, as well as a large urban mall and Nyhaven's largest Toys 'R' Us. (This picture shows the southern half of the square, between 12th and 14th Streets.)


At night, Ebenezer Square comes alive. People pack the theaters, and the clubs stay open until the wee hours of the morning.


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That nightshot should be real it's so amazing. Shame about that purple-coloured building... I guess it's not working with DarkNite?

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I love Times Square (I have pictures of it as wallpapers of my desktop computer, netbook and cellular phone) and I love Ebenezer Square!

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Those are some really good looking pictures. Great job putting that all together, and I like the backstory, too. Backstories definitely help to breathe some life into these cities of ours, don't you think?

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[b]ThomasSimpson[/b]: Thanks, Thomas! Yes, unfortunately, a DarkNite render of that buiding has not been released.
[b]MamaLuigi945[/b]: Thank you very much!
[b]TowerDude[/b]: Thanks, Greg!
[b]TekindusT[/b]: Thank you, my friend! I'm flattered by the comparison with Times Square (which was what I was aiming for).
[b]NMUSpidey[/b]: Thanks! I definitely agree, backstories really add flavor to a city, and I wish more people used them in their CJs. You'll be seeing a lot of backstories in the making in this CJ.
[b]JCmustng11[/b]: Thank you! That's one of my favorite buildings from this preview.
[b]ImanRafidin[/b]: Thanks!
[b]Gurning_Chimp[/b]: Thank you! The Regal Theatre is available [url="http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/16513-regal-theater/"]on the STEX[/url], as is that tower (which is [url="http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/18767-one-astor-plaza/"]One Astor Plaza[/url]).
[b]ErwinNegentigNo2[/b]: Thank you very much! The lots for the square itself are my own work.
[b]nas786[/b]: Thanks! That building is The Crown, which is currently unavailable while its creator works on an improved version of it.

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