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Empire Bay City, a huge metropolis , rich in history, expanding over 3 bays. The capital city, the wonder, THE CITY. 

 

 

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Urban Constanta

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This si how the new Crown Building fits in my Bayou district

 

Also i've finished building the base for the seaport. it spreads over 5 large city tiles

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and a general view of the region

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@JP Schriefer - thank you

 

@raynev1 - Miami doesn't seem to mind :D Miami.jpg

In the next entry i think i'll do some work on the airport and after that i'll come back with some pics from Bayou because there are a lot of stuff i want to show you in Bayou

Urban Constanta

@kschmidt - i've never heard about Mayon region before. i googled it and i have found some amazing pics.  It would be an interesting place to visit. 90% of european cities have irregular street networks because of the medieval ages in wich most of them started developing. My home town was built on an ancient roman city - Tomis. But the region - Dobrogea was ravaged by the barbarian invasions and after that the many wars between russians and turks. The last turkish-russian war in the Balkans literally erased the small fisherman town of Kostence (nowadays Constanta). So the turkish sultan Abdul Medgid gave huge plots of land to  british, american, french and italian companies to rebuild the cities and build rail lines. this happened at the end of the 1800s.  the majority of the workers were foreigners: british, americans, italians, greeks, bulgarians, turks, arabians, etc. an of course most of them ended up settling here. So the city lay out is more north american, and same with all the cities in my region.  In many ways my region's development resembled what happened in the USA. People from all over the world coming and settling here. Even the street names were in english. After the region was given to Romania, they changed the street names to romanian ones, mostly.  And then romanian colonists came and settled down along wth the other inhabitans. And beacuse of this histroy of living together despite race or religion we never had any conflcits on those issues. 

Here's one of Fords' showrooms in my city in 1928.

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And here's a pic from the old port district 

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@whiteshark365 -  because of the water. most settlements tend to be developed near water. i'm not that good on starting the build on a piece of land without the ocean/lake/sea/river 

 

@raynev1 @philforhockey51 - thanks for the sugestions , i'll take 'em in consideration                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               #################################################################################################################################let's get back to Bayou with some more pics Bayou-Oct.+10%252C+971481653591.png                                                                           Bayou-Oct.+10%252C+971481653646.pngBayou-Oct.+10%252C+971481656586.pngBayou-Oct.+10%252C+971481654795.pngBayou-Oct.+10%252C+971481656881.png

 

Urban Constanta

Region View

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1. This will be at the end of the project an entire city. It will be a region-sized city.

2. The map is hand made by me 

3. All the non forest tiles will be built

4. The region is 7x4 large city tiles + 16 small city tiles

5. All the coastal areas will have marinas (custom made)

6. In the left that is a river and a dam 

7. In the center we will build a very large seaport with docks on both sides of the bay. I've done the jetties and the lighthouses

8. The almost round gap in the right in the forest is the spot for the Packard International Airport

9. In the right that is the river with the boardwalk and the river's exit in the bayou. that is the location of our Bayou district

10. What do you guys think. should i cut the forest from the islands in the bayou and build suburbs there?
 

 

REPLIES:

@raynev1 - thank you 

@JP Schriefer - thank you, indeed i love art deco from it's begining to it's streamlined/modernist end.  Where i live there are hundreds of art deco/modernist buildings unfortunately most of them in a very very very bad shape :( that's the result of 50 years of communism and almost 30 years of eastern europe democracy :( almost all the heritage before 1950 is in a bad shape, neglected or even distroyed :( And there are no signs of things going in the right way...

this was demolished in the 90's

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And this 

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today looks like this :( 

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@kschmidt - If you refere to the grid style network (the stoplights are on the wrong side of the road because i've installed the british version of the soplights mod - i repaired the issue) that is more common in the US and Canada. Well i'm not that good at doing traditional european street networks because my city despite its location in europe was build at the middle-end of 1800s by british/french and US companies so they've used the grid network and it's still in use today as the city expands. 

this is a map from 1916 

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and a small update on Bayou District

 

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Urban Constanta

Bayou redone

First of all i want to thank you all for your kind words and appreciation.

@kschmidt @JP Schriefer @Takingyouthere @raynev1  @whiteshark365 - thank you 

 

Second i'm announcing a major change to Bayou district. When i say Bayou i associate it with an old area developed untill let's say the beginning of the 50s, now a historical site with a lot of tourists coming to see the landmarks and to taste the local cuisine and have fun and all of that. So i've decided to rebuild the district with buildings from 1924 to 50s. A mix of art deco, modernist, brick buildings and maybe some buildings with a neoclassical touch.Still a WIP.

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