I really regret not thinking of doing a city journal earlier.This is downtown Columbus. The real Columbus Indiana is a town of around 44,000 people according to the 2010 census, has a building height ordinance, (impossible to replicate on SC4 as far as I know,) and is famously known for it's wealth and world class architecture. First I made all of the creeks and rivers running through the area, and then I laid out all of the streets on Sim City 4 pretty close to how they are in real life. This is a showcase of the things I do when I'm bored, as the whole process of just laying things out and zoning things to be as exact as I could make them took 3 days of nothing but Sim City, eat, and sleep.
The convention Center you see in the middle is in the spot of the Commons Mall, which is an architectual highlight of the city. It was built in the 1960's or 70's, and recently has been torn down and rebuilt with a new design. The Washington Monument on the left, is an observation tower at Mill Race Park. The Courthouse in the middle has to be Columbus's most famous piece of architecture, especially with the 2nd street Cable stayed bridge acting as a frame almost as you're entering the city. The Bartholomew County Jail is also a really nice building. The nicest looking jail I've ever seen. I've also added a monorail from Downtown heading east along State street, aka Indiana 46.
Anyways, my Sim City version of Columbus has 160,000 currently, and the median income for employers is 70,000. I will be updating this quite a bit, and it should be something cool to see. This is my first attempt at doing anything with the simtropolis community other then downloading mods.
I will upload a region screen shot when I get all the agriculture zones figured out, but first, here are some screenshots of Columbus:
(some might be individually shown in other entries.)
First thumbnail is the far east side of Columbus, an industrial district, and is close to Columbus East High School. (Another really neat looking building.)