@Ln X: Thanks!
I know it has been a long while(And it has!) since I posted in this City Journal. Back in January, I retired this CJ's mother CJ, The United Cities. Some of you in the comments wondered how long I would keep Paridise Island open following the UC's retirement. I can answer here that in fact it will be open for the time being, but will be retired sometime before I head off to college in August. Note that i haven't really updated here because I have been distracted by SimCity 2013 and another region in SC4 that i am working on.
And in fact, speaking of college... tonight's update will be on the island's first university, the University of Paridise Island, located across from Falmouth with the recent PIRail extension linking the campus to downtown Madisonville.
Overview of the campus:
Close-up of the library(Right) and technological sciences school(Left)
Close-up of the student recreation center, the administration building at left, and the PIRail station below
The School of Arts and Music, along with it's auditorium for performances and plays
Note that what you just saw is phase 1 of the campus. Phase 2 is expected to add housing, a multi-purpose arena, a ferry terminal, and more....
Hope you enjoyed this update, see you next time, and be sure to set your clocks 1 hour forward!(At least, if where you live goes on daylight savings time)