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Piedmont is a city-state that is separated into smaller districts. It is an independent commonwealth that is situated on the southern coast of England. Each update shows progression and...

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Nickuga1

Major Region Update

(below) A lot of growth and change has occured since the last post.  This what central to northwestern Piedmont looked like, "pre-population boom".

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(below) Here is the same picture as above only with the transportation view of the map.

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(below) This picture shows the new added Highway 7, or Piedmont Offical Road 7, this allowed suburbs to pop up, boosting middle class population levels and adding more jobs and residencies for new citizens.  As population increased so does tax money, rasing healthcare standards and education levels.

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(below) This is the same picture, but viewed as if from airplane.

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(below) This picture is the present day imageof the same area. A lot of development has occured and in doing so has opend many doors and presented new opprotunities to Piedmont as a whole.  Most of the area developed for residential purpose was planned for more dense residential living areas with easy access to rapid and mass transit systems as well as adequate road networks.  Areas closer to the river have been designated as natural preservation areas in order to minimize effect of the environment, which is why most of the development is inland away from the river.

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(below) Here is the same above image only now the areial picture.  The agriculture path in the middle of this seemigly urban sprawl area was an intentional planned effort in order to keep agricultural products fresh and diverse as well as in plentiful supply.

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Now on to an update on Battersea, the Capitol District of Piedmont.

(below) This is the most up to date picutre of the region, with Battersea as the focus of the picture. As you can see region population is almost 1.2 million people.

 

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(below) This is also an up to date picture of central to northwestern Piedmont.

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(below) This is a transportation map of Battersea and surrounding areas.  The purple lines are Piedmont El-Rail and Piedmont Mono, the monorail system.

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(below) Battersea is not only the commerce hub of the contry-state, it is also the population center, home to over 485,000 residents.

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(below) Now as we zoom in on Battersea, this first picture is of the skyline of Battersea.

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(below) In this picture we see the rest of the skyline of Battersea, as well as the new athletic arenas, a hopeful simlympic bid.  the athletic facilities availible at the university of Piedmont at Battersea could also be used to hold venues and accomidate athletes, trainers, and has facilities for potential broadcasting locations.

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(below) This is a closer view of the University of Piedmont at Battersea.  The football stadium, soccor stadium, main campus, and even the university research hospital are visible in this picture.

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(below) This is East Campus, the residential housing here is currently renovation, also the cricket grounds for a possible simlympic bid are located in East Campus as well as a practice track and field area. 

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(below) This is considered North Campus. On the left side of the picture there are many little shops and cafes and pubs for the college crowd demographic, in addition to this there are the swimcenter, intramural fields, aquarium and aquatic life study center, and engineering sciences and math building(has solar panel) and the auditorium classroom buildings (the angular looking buildings).

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(below) Here are the lacrosse and pessepello fields as well as more housing for students.  The Pearl Continential Building is a hotel and convention center and the Peerless Building is an office building used by various companies.

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(below) This are the newest additions to the Battersea skyline, and the biggest risk, the simlympic square, as it has been dubbed.  The darker glass building is the olympic swiming pool arena, also seen in this picture are the new resorts and hotels possible of accomidating spectators of a massive event.  The olympic stadium area has access to both buses and underground rail which both connect to the monorail system as well as transportatino to the international airport.

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(below) These buildings are new office buildings and condos that have risen up, extendending the skyline and allowing more and more people to move in and jobs to be filled.

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(below) ...And there you have it, Piedmont, population 1,188,985.  This city-state situated on the southern most point of the British Isle is a new upcomer to the global economy but looks to be a viable competitor.

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Hope you enjoied.  Peace!

Nickuga1

This update will feature Rockmont Airport, also known as Rockmont Royal Air because of its boarder to Anderson, the center of all government activity in Piedmont.

(below) This is a satellite picture of what is collectivly known as North Piedmont, at the top right corner we see the airport (Rockmont Air) and Anderson just to the south of that.

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(below)This is what the airport looked like upon completion. It was built in order to reduce stress on the main international airport in Delphy as well as cater to the upper class and government officals in Anderson.

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(below)This is what current Rockmont looks like. Industry and some lower end commerce set up shop here and the airport is thriving.  Also the windmill farm across the river is an effort to totally convert Piedmonts power grid to 100percent green energy.

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(below)Here is a look at the terminal entrance and parking.

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(below)Another look at the airport terminal.

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(below)Same angle as above just scrolled up a little to show more gates and more of the terminal.

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(below)The smaller planes at gates on the second terminal are commuter jets and business express airlines.  This helped provide a major commerce boost to Anderson as well as Piedmont as a whole.

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(below)Here is the same picture just at a differant angle. The smallest gate on the terminal located on the right side of the picture, is where the Governmental Aircraft sits, being as it isn't in its gate I would say that Piedmont officals are off in other places conducting diplomatic work.  The airport here was chosen for offical government aircraft in order to avoid crowds and also to prevent an act of terrorism or an attempt on the lives of anyone onboard the plane.

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(below)After compeltion of the airport, the hotel (building with pool and tennis courts) was built in order to accomidate travelers, businessmen, celebrities, and even foreign heads of state when visiting Anderson, or as an alternative to avoid congestion, delays and crowds at the international airport.

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(below)And there you have it, Rockmont Regional Airport.

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Peace.

Nickuga1

This update is going to revel the growth and development in North Piedmont, specificly Anderson. Anderson is the government district where all the offices of differant level authoriative positions can be found. It was established in the early 1800s as part of Piedmont's attempt to be an independent country. Now let's see what I've been talking about.

(below)This is a transit map of what North Piedmont looked like before the development.

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(below)Now here is a satellite image of the above transit map.

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(below)This is a satellite view of the finished product.

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(below)A transit map of the above picture. But let's look closer at Anderson.

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(below)This is Anderson as a whole, home to more than 70,000 residents.

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(below)Here we see a closer picture of the city, its commerce area as well as the Piedmont Government Buildings.

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(below)This is the commerce square of Anderson, a variety of companies have regional and even some international headquarters here.

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(below)Now for the first government building, The Citadel. This is the Piedmont Internal Agency, they deal with issues that directly affect residents of Piedmont, such as education, transportation, and even, to an extent, intellegence within the boarders of Piedmont.

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(below)This is Anderson Square, the two identical buildings are the High and Low House of the Lords, similar to the House of Representatives and Senate in the United States, and with similar functions.

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(below)The building at the right is the Great Hall, more government offices and the taller building in the middle is the offices of the Prime Minister and his Chief Advisors and all other offices associated with running the country. The building on the left, across the street from the cemetary is the Central Economic Planning Authority.  It is here the government keeps taxes import and export levels all in check in order to ensure prosperity and achievement.

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(below)In the lower right hand corner is the Chancellory Building, this is where the offices of all foreign embassies are held. Here we also see how suburban Anderson really is. The road at the top of the picture connects Anderson to Rockmont, where the Rockmont Regional Airport is as well as some indutrial development that helps Anderson.

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(below)This picture shows the rest of Anderson, which is located on the other side of the interstate.

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(below)The historic, small downtown set up is still evident in Anderson.

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(below)And that concludes this update of Anderson. Hope you enjoied it.

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The next update will feature the Rockmont Regional Airport as well as highlight new upcoming projects.

Nickuga1

First off I want to highlight, brag on, and thank the Pegasus Productions Team and the MAPP or Modular Amusement Park Project.  That is the props and files I used in this entry, and all I can say is man they are impressive lots.  I hope you enjoy this.

In effort to attract visitors in the tourism industry as well as help Piedmont residents blow off stress and ultimatly bump up productivity in the packed CBD of Battersea.

(below)This is Hatteras, the highway had to be rebuilt to the left of its origional position in order to accomidate the size of the amusement park. Here we see the beginnings, parking lots, entrances and sidewalks.

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(below) A close up of the above image and progress.

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(below) Here is some progress, the roller coasters are still to come!

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Now heres some pictures, no narrations.

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Hope you enjoied it. Peace.

Nickuga1

Real quick before we get started: If some or all of the pictures from the previous entry were not loading or showing up please let me know. I don't know if its just one computer that isn't showing them or if anyone at all can see them. I can on my laptop but let me know if you can't please, thank you.

That said,

(below) A birds eye view of the entire airport and parking.
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(below) A little closer view of the airport and parking.
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(below) Looking at the airport in a differant angle.  Domestic flights are to the left with commuter or regional flights in the middle and the international terminal is just to the right of those, where the 747's are and just off screen.
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(below) A close up of the Domestic Terminal. Concourse A is on the left and Concourse B is on the left, both are domestic however. Airlines in this picture include: Continential, Northwest(Airlink), United airlines, US Airways, Alaska Air, and Atlas.
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(below) These are the gates for the Domestic flights that use 747s. Battersea is a big convention town, therefore making these gates useful for bringing in large amounts of visitors, tourists and so on from various parts around the United States.
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(below) These are concourses C and D, they are for regional and commuter flights.
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(below) The 747 gates on the International Concourse, Concourses E and F.  Here we see the airlines Brittish Airways, KLM International, Singapore Airlines, and at the bottom Japan Airlines.
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(below) This is a picture of the entire international side of the airport. Notice at the entrance of every terminal by the road there are open areas with trees growing. This was done to give the airport a more green and environmental look as well as provide natural light.
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Well that pretty much wraps up the airport. Until the next update. Peace.





 

Nickuga1

Battersea is the CBD in the metro area known collectivly as Piedmont.  This entry will showcase Battersea as well as some of the development that has happened in surrouding cities and suburbs. Let's get started.


(below) This is about where the last entry left off. Battersea is the lare area in the middle with all the skyscrapers.
NOTE: This is before the expansion, the area right under Battersea is what has recently been developed.
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(below) Transportation map of above picture and surrounding areas before.
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(below) Here we can start to see the growth and expansion. I decided to leave the pictures in transportation legend
because it helps show the growth over time a little bit better than the satellite image, (or whatever they're called ingame),
also watch the district (New Bedfield) at the bottom of the picture and its growth from this image to the one below this one.
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(below) Here we see the growth in just a short timespan in the southern most district of Piedmont, New Bedfield.  New Bedfield boasts high education levels, great medicinal facilities as well as plenty of beach area. It is one of the more popular suburbs and residencies for people in Piedmont. It also sports a great connection on bus lines, underground rail, and highways with Battersea, making it an ideal area for commuters who live here in New Bedfield but work in Battersea or elsewhere.
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(below) And here is the finished product, Battersea and the surrounding suburbs developed and continuing to grow.
(This is the birds eye image of the above picture.)
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And now let us get onward to the Battersea showcase.

(below) Alas, the skyline of Battersea. Notice the Mall of Piedmont to the right of the picture and Shaw Carpets Field,
home of the Battersea Braves.
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(below) Moving to the left (in reference to the above image) we see the AIG building as well as city hall, the court house,
a glimpse of the E-Train (or evelated rail) that connects to the subways, and even the Poltegor Plaza.
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(below) Now looking just a little north (also in reference to above picture) we see the high density residential neighborhood of Battersea. 
More than 325,000 people live in what is known as the Battersea district, around 100,000 to 175,000 all living with in this picture.
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(below) Now moving right and zooming out some we can see the majority of the downtown area and across the highway the Battersea Soccer Club Complex, HSBC building and still more highrise residencies.
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(below) The secondary business cluster in Battersea as well as more high rise residential living.  The sports fields are all part of the athletic facility of the University of Piedmont at Battersea.  The monorail that exists onthis side of town is to help students commute around campus as well as into the city and off campus living areas.  It was implemented by the Battersea Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) who also oversees the bus lines and subway/elevated rail systems and the highway network in the region.
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(below) This is the more central to southern limits of Battersea which bump up against New Bedfield.  It is highly residential, and almost suburban but is still in the district collectivly known as Battersea.  Points of intrest are Battersea Memorial (large hospital to the upper left of image), and the Country Club of Piedmont across the street from the hospital.  The buildings on the right to lower right of the image are another commerce cluster, detached from the CBD that is close by.
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(below) The University of Piedmont at Battersea.  Points of intrest include the SwimArena, library designed to look like books, main campus, and University Hospital, where critical research is being conducted in an array of fields of medicine.
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(below) A closer look at the main campus and clocktower. The building to the left of the clock tower is the Engineering and Materials Science Building, a new addition to the university.  The art building and math building are just noticible at the very bottom of the picture.
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(below) This is just a typical neighborhood in Battersea, notice the tight quarters of urban living. The multicolored buildings here in the middle are also some of the buildings I found from the NYBAT team and I wanted to highlight them because they are a great download and look cool.
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Hope this entry was eye opening and informative. I try to design the cities with a level of realism so feel free to leave feedback. My next update will hopefully be the completed airport, but more suburbs and even more development none the less. Peace.

Nickuga1

Since my last, and origional, post I haven't had time to update my journal but I have developed the region and the main city, Battersea. I named it after the power plant on the album cover of Pink Floyd's Animals album.  Here are a few shots from around the area.


(Below) Here is a shot of the region, the seaport is here to the top right of the picture.

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(Below) Here we see Northwood, a suburb to the greater Battersea area.

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(Below)Here in this picture we see Battersea at the bottom and Delphi Regional and International Airport (still a work under progress).
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(Below) Moving left a little we see a little more of the region that has developed.
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(Below) Here is a good shot of Battersea (the main city), as you can see though the region as a whole is still under construction so to speak.
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(Below) Almost same picture as above only this time were looking at just the differant modes of transportation.
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On the next update I will showcase Battersea, rather than a broad view of the region. Hope you enjoy. Peace.
 

Nickuga1

I made this map from scratch using a blank slate so to speak.  I started with one "block" of the map and just added features and then used the reconcile edges function so that they all connected and matched up.  I had some trouble with the SC4TerraFormer and Mapper programs so I just decided to use waht the game gave me.  That said I have a few pictures below that progressively show the development of the entire region.  And now here we go...

(Below) Here is a shot of the Northwest area of the map.  This is also before I started to place any signs of civilization.
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This is the lower to middle of the east side of the map. 
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This is the lower SouthEastern side of the map. 
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This is the central area of the map, here we can see the delta of the river and start to civilization and settlement.
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This is the saem shot as above but moved to the left a little to show the edge of the map.
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Here are some of the districts, I'm still working on the region so as I add more entries there will be more development and urbanization.
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Here is the central part of the region with some highways and interstate systems laid out.
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This is a transportation map and shows just the infrastructure, rather than an arieal shot.
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And here shows just some of the things I've already started on.  I'm making this region to be as realistic as possible with a highway that acts as the perimeter of the city and has other highways and intersates that feed into it.
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