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  1. Berghmann, capital of the Poemian Federation

    1. Berghmann Central Station2. Berghmann Old Marina-Sea Promenade3. Berghmann Sea Tower4. Royal Theater5. IGS Tower6. Bank of Poemia Tower7. CultBer Tower8. Poemian Times Tower9. Congress10. Berghmann's Administrative Center11. St.James Cathedral12. MOH Museum13. PMOS Museum14. Presidential Palace15. Patriot's Park16. Berghmann Ancienne Cinema17. GENTAR Tower18. HTIndustries Tower19. Berghmann Stock Exchange20. Patriot's Theater 21. Supreme Court22. Gorden Tower23. Poemia Plaza24. Berghmann Sea Eye25. New Marina Hall26. Berghmann Old Fish Market Berghmann Downtown is the heart of the political and economic life of the Federation of Poemia. Among the palaces of the capital city, corporations and the government choose the future of the nation while tourists flock to the many monuments that displace along the streets of this teeming City area. The Berghmann Downtown despite extends for a not particularly large area, cover the 43% of the GDP of the entire New Benelux and 73% of all Berghmann. Berghmann is the capital and the biggest city of The Federation of Poemia. With a livability rate among the highest in North America, the city is the economic center of New Benelux and of the Federation. In the city has an important weight the presence of students who make Berghmann a lively city that looks to the future with optimism and serenity. As well as a center of studies and city of work the capital is also seen as one of the fashion city with its Fashion Week that attracts the best stylists from around the world. The city has great museums like the Museum of the Parliament and the PMOS. Berghamann is also a popular holiday destination with unique beaches bathed by the Pacific Ocean. .The Central Station .Suburbs of Berghmann .The Parliament Building and the MOH Museum on the left
  2. Dumfries Teaser - 001

    NEW SCOTLAND - DUMFRIES TEASER - 001 Pictured here are homes along Valley Avenue, shortly before the road divides into the two one-way streets which go straight through downtown Dumfries. Most of the homes in this area are from the mid-twentieth century, and are owned by the Dumfrien elite and some of New Scotland's higher ranking state employees.
  3. I am glad to welcome you in the capital of the Guademian republic again. Today you will get acquainted with two more districts of the city (more correctly with their southern parts). This districts: Broonwick and Baydfall. Their southern parts border in the south on North Nord Fill and are divided by Weits River. These areas aren't so popular with tourists as they the historic center of the city, but at the same time aren't less interesting and not less important. These areas have the main important role for permanent residents of the capital, though to guests of the capital these areas can be remarkable (in particular some quarters of these areas). In these two areas some universities, the market, important administrative objects, the ministries, the former prison, and nowadays being the museum, one of terminals of a city-suburban electric train are located. This area is also crossed by the second boulevard ring(Friedrick Boulevard Ring) that does these areas by important transport hubs of the city. The most part of quarters of these areas is sleeping, but also there are some historical sights. These areas were included in structure of Norige Hills in 1896, and earlier were its suburbs. BROONWICK(south) Broonwick — the third district of Norige Hills. The southern part of the area (about which we speak today) adjoins to the central part of the city, as a part of Norige Hills is educated in the 19th century. Is the densely populated area with a set of municipal housing though there is a historical architecture (mainly in the southern part of the area which developed because of proximity to the city). It is known approximately since 1200.The area is located in the northwest of the central part of the city of Norige Hills. Occupies the space of 7,42 sq.km. This area is in the center of the municipal districts of Norige Hills. The area borders on the area Hadilston in the north, in the south borders on Nord Fill(northern part), the East borders on the district Baydfall.The Weast Borders on the district Nidhans. In the south it is separated from the district Nord Fill by the Weits River.In comparison with other central regions of the city, is rather planted trees and shrubs, thanks to big space in the southern part which is built up in the majority with municipal buildings.The area is most known for the concert hall built in 1979 in which there take place all main concerts of the country which are broadcast on all central channels of the country. It was constructed by Evgeny Bluming. In the territory of the area also the market with the name of the area of the same name is located. On the Clapham square Saint Rupert's and Virgil cathedral is located.Has been attached to the city in 1896, and earlier was the suburb of the capital. The big sleeping quarter Vauxhall has been built in the period of 1960-1970, instead of shabby housing, for working class. Sleeping quarter has been divided into two blocks. The block A settles down to the southwest of the area on the Weits River, overlooking the small park on quay.The quarter is crossed by a boulevard ring. This sleeping quarter has a convenient arrangement, thanks to existence of the main thoroughfare of the city and a wide choice of public transport (many bus and tram routes cross this quarter) therefore it is very convenient to inhabitants of this quarter to reach for work practically any point of the city. In Blok A also there is a kindergarten and school. There are playgrounds, parking spaces and several large supermarkets within walking distance. In the Block B there are two schools, 1 kindergarten, city policlinic. With the Block A it is divided by a Friedrick boulevard ring, and in the east it is limited to Marshwood Avenue which is in turn crossed with a boulevard ring. The Avenue is an important transport artery of the city, stretching from a northern part of a boulevard ring to the district Hadilston. According to the Marshwood Avenue trams and buses go. Also near a quarter the main concert hall of the city, and to the closest metro station of only 10 minutes on foot is located. Here is how in general quarter looks. As you see building of municipal buildings is mixed with historical buildings. It was affected by proximity to the historic center of the city. Therefore this area partially is sleeping (at least in the south which we discuss today) The cathedral is devoted to Saints Rupert and Virgil. The building is located to the East from the Marshwood Avenue, on the Clapham Square adjacent to a boulevard ring. The present structure is executed in Baroque style and has length 101 meters with a width of 45 meters. Height of the main building — 32 meters, dome height — 79 meters, height of towers — 81 meters. The cathedral has 11 altars, 5 bodies and a set of bells, the oldest of which have been cast in the XVI—XVII centuries. The principal organ belonging to 1703 has been replaced in 1988 with the new tool manufactured in Mikenstein. The cathedral has 900 seats, all at the same time can be in it to 10 thousand people. On the square the Ministry of Education is also located.There are always a lot of people. Tourists, students, citizens, shopaholics, constant guests of the area and nearby streets To the East from the area, parallel to it, one of the oldest universities of the country is located. To the middle of the 19th century, the building belonged to one rich aristocrat of that time, but after disintegration of the empire when the country became the republic, the government has decided to arrange in this building university. Near the Clapham Square there is an elite night club in which celebrities, athletes and other bohemians like to have a good time. On eastern frontier with the district Baydfall the market is located. It is the main market of the Broonwick, the smallest, but with the most wide choice of fresh vegetables, fruit, souvenirs and other goods. The market is located in a quarterWhitechapel. This quarter the headquarters of some corporations, some important administrative objects, such as tax authorities, the central district mail, several supermarkets and various retail stores also located. This quarter there are buildings built in the 17th century. Also private clinic. To the South of a quarter on the Weits River in 2001 the elite housing estate with own private parking, with football fields and tennis courts has been constructed. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays use of sports constructions is available to everyone (to residents of houses adjacent to sports constructions, it is free). In the south it is limited to Weits River, and in the north a Friedrick boulevard ring. BAYDFALL(South) Fourth district of Norige Hills. As well as Broonwick, is located is very subcentral therefore treats the central part of the city (we will discuss detailed administrative division of the capital soon and very in detail). In the area there is a pedagogical university with the big park adjacent to university and the football field, and also the large residential sleeping quarter which settled down on the river bank adjoins to the park from South side. Also in the area there is a medical research center, medical college, city clinical hospital, 3 schools and 2 kindergartens. The main thoroughfares the Vernand Avenue beginning at a royal garden in Nord Fill and stretching to northern border of the city. Also Ronkley Avenue which is crossed with the Vernand Avenue and stretches to the Marlhays district. These two important roads do this area by the important transport hub. Also thanks to the settling-down on the western border of the region of the Terminal A of a city-suburban electric train, the metro station 4 lines, terminal point of many bus routes and trams. The terminal is one of the main transport hubs of public transport. At the station square the station of a taxi is also located. From here it is possible to move conveniently around the city on public transport, it is convenient to reach any point of the city at any time. It is quite noisy area, cars, important administrative objects, for example the Ministry of Health is a lot of here. Here the dense population is enough. In the area there are no special sights therefore tourists are seldom and that in transit here, using the terminal as a starting point to other districts of the city. the terminal A is terminal and transit point for routes Bus: A13, A27,A84,A85,A67,A133,A95,A55, B33,B77,B150,B340a,B601,B89a,R50,R721,R11,R734, R677,R652a,C5,C9.C12,N63a,N98,N25 Tram: T3,T4,T7,T9,T10,T14,T18 Subway M4 City-suburban electric train SR1,SR2,SR3,3a,3b,SR4,SR9,9a,9b,SR10 (is more detailed about public transport of the capital and agglomeration you learns later, with detailed maps, explanations and routes) It is based on August 16, 1809 at the initiative of Wilhelm Gamboldt. In 1828 has received the name Wilhelm Gamboldt's University in honor of the famous philologist. Occupations at university have begun in 1810, 256 students have been at that time enlisted. In their 2008 there were 34 612. In the 19th century the university was one of the largest Sim National World scientific centers. The large inhabited massif built for people of middle class adjoins to the university park. To the East from the Vernand avenue, on the Friedrick Boulevard ring, to the West from the university park, one more dormitory area for people of middle class was located. In general all quarter (which the housing estate, university with the park and enters this white quarter) are quite prestigious quarter of the city The promised bonus in the form of a general panorama of the central part of the city: Island Garfield. In east part of the island you see the former prison in which the museum which is very popular with tourists nowadays is located. Here it is possible to reach by bus from the central station and from the Terminal A Next time you will see: The most prestigious, modern, bohemian district of the city after the historic center. Unusual skyscrapers, shopping centers, bohemian quarters and botanical garden
  4. Palacio do Planalto

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    More pictures: DAY LIGHT MAXISNITE DARKNITE DESCRIPTION The Palácio do Planalto (in english: Planalto Palace) is the official workplace of the President of Brazil and it's located in the national capital, Brasília. The building was designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated on April 21, 1960. It has been the workplace of every Brazilian president since Juscelino Kubitschek. INFORMATIONS This model is only available as Landmark. Landmark: Plop cost: 70,000 Lot size: 7x9 INSTALLATION Unzip the files from the .zip to your Plugins folder. There are two .zip files in the download area. Be aware! Palacio do Planalto - MN : this is the Landmark for those who do not use SimFox Day and Nite Modd. Palacio do Planalto - DN: this is the Landmark for those using SimFox Day and Nite Modd. DEPENDENCIES SimFox Day and Nite modd (for Darknite users only).
  5. Rebuilding a City From Scratch

    Well, prop pox struck Kendall again, and there was nothing I could do to reverse its effects. Rather than limit myself to taking pictures of unaffected parts of the city, though, I decided I had to start over. Rebuilding a city as developed as Kendall - with over 500,000 residents and most of the map developed - was a daunting task, to say the least. I was committed to recreating the city as accurately as I could, so I needed a guide to the old version of the city. Thankfully, SC4 Savegame Explorer has a feature that displays a map of all the lots, buildings, or props in a quad (depending on which subfile you open), so mapping out all of Kendall's lots and transport networks was fairly easy. The hard part was labeling almost all of them, so I knew what to plop where. I also needed to make an accurate subway map, so I referred to the in-game traffic volume data view quite a bit. My final map ended up looking like this: By following this map, I was able to rebuild Kendall exactly as it was. But rather than slavishly recreate every detail, I took this opportunity to make a few improvements to the city. One of those improvements was rebuilding all of the R-3/50 freeway as a RHW (it used to be an overridden Maxis highway). Here are a couple pictures of how that effort turned out: This is the freeway's interchange with Pacifica and Nicholasia Avenues. Based on fan comments, I decided to rebuild this interchange in a trench to minimize the freeway's elevation changes. The new version also keeps the longer offramps grade-separated all the way to their ends, which should improve traffic flow. Further down the R-3/50, I built these overpasses. I ended up having to learn about the RULs the NAM is built on in order to fix a bug that affected the avenue overpass, which led to me becoming a full NAM Team member. I also made a couple new lots to replace temporary layouts. Here's the new Arts Plaza, at the intersection of Puget and Nicholasia Avenues. For the most part, though, I just wanted to get as much of Kendall to look as it once did as I could. I'm pretty satisfied with the results; the new Kendall is as vibrant and busy as the old one was. My efforts even match up across quad borders, as this mosaic shows. I made some improvements to the campus of Royal University, Kendall, as well. The flagship campus of Lower Columbia's federal university system, RUK was founded by King Edward as the Royal College in 1733. This legacy as a former college lives on in the names of College Street (which ends at the campus administration building) and the College Park neighborhood. This is an overview of the whole campus and its surrounding area, facing west. The oldest part of campus is in the middle, with the residential annex at bottom, and several of the university's newer buildings near the top, along with some of the fraternity houses of College Park. The football stadium's parking lot is also partly visible at left. Farther down the mosaic, College Street crosses the channel into the Federal Circle business district. The western half of campus is home to Mikaelslot, one of the university's largest pre-20th-century buildings. Originally built by King Michael I as an alternative to Kendall Palace, Mikaelslot and its grounds were gifted to Royal University by Michael's successor, Brandon I. Although the former palace was quickly used for classes and office space, the palace grounds were neglected until the 1950s, when the university needed to add new facilities. Most of Royal University's science and engineering classes now take place in the buildings that were built on the grounds. The east end of campus is where most of the dormitories are located. This is another area that wasn't originally part of Royal U's campus; it was purchased from the city around 1960, when the student population outgrew the old dorms. Finally, although Lower Columbia is an overwhelmingly Christian nation, it also has a growing population of Muslim immigrants. They recently built the Malkut al-Hijra Mosque on the edge of the Kendall Heights, east of Parliament House. Its construction was controversial, due to its size and prominent position overlooking the city center. It's here to stay, though.
  6. Fransei City Population: 30.678 Province: Lamas Welcome to Fransei! This is a capital of Lamas Province, the largest city in that province. He's beauty butthe heavy industries installed in the zone pollute the Fransei's River. Coast's Avenue. The Fransei's River polluted. A Palace of Government of Lamas Province. The Technological Hospital of Frasei City. A view of the Residential Zone. Thanks for watching!
  7. Kendall Mosaics Aplenty

    After an extended hiatus, I'm proud to bring you a selection of photos from Kendall, Nyhaven's nearest major city and the capital of the Federal Kingdom of Lower Columbia. Today, I have four massive mosaics to show you, spanning most of the built-up area of Kendall. Each of them crosses at least one city border and shows areas I've never shown before, so get ready to see more of Kendall than you ever have! This first mosaic, facing east, runs from Parliament House and the Royal Library at the top, past Kendall Palace and the embassies, to the inner suburbs west of the Government Quarter. Fitzsimmons Square the the two residential squares I featured earlier are also visible. Facing south now, we start near Federal Circle, the de facto central business district of Kendall, and follow the transverse arm of the Royal Promenade from the Royal Cathedral to the Palace of Justice. After passing by Justice Park, we come to Port Brunsmjöd, the regional container port, and the marina at the Brunsmjöd village. This north-facing mosaic starts up by the northern embassy district and shows parts of all three embassy neighborhoods, as well as most of the Kendall Palace grounds. Across Gnat Creek, we come to the campus of Royal University, Kendall - the flagship campus of its system. At the bottom is the university's Dukes Stadium and the neighboring University Village. Our last mosaic for today faces west, and it's the longest one I've ever made - so long, in fact, that Photoshop had to shrink it to export it. Starting in some of Kendall's interwar suburbs on the south bank of Gnat Creek, we pass through the western half of Royal University's campus. After visiting the southern embassy district again, we reach the Royal Cathedral before moving on to South Station. Parliament House is just off-screen as we climb the hill that many residents call Flattop, which is home to the capital's largest affordable housing projects. At bottom is the R-50 freeway and its complex interchange with Pacifica and Willamette Avenues.
  8. Unnova Capital

    this is a small part of Unova capital of a country tropical developing
  9. Haften - Central Station

    From the album Weekly Challenge #20 - Transport Hubs

    One of the three train stations in Haften. This used to be the place where all the northbound trains started.
  10. From the album Weekly Challenge #18 - City Life

    This is the capital city, Burg die auf Bucht, of the Schwegau, in the Küssellreich. The Gau is dominated by the major island of Tindel and at its western edge, facing the Westmeer, lies the fort. The Kingdom was for a long time a mainly agricultural land; built on the tripple traditions of Gott, König, und Herr (God, King, and Gentry) as the King had actively staved of the encroachment of modernity (and the social upheavals that would come with it). However, upon the death of the old King August II and the succession of his young nephew August III, the Schwegau, which was the most underdeveloped of the all the Gau, was slated to become a beacon of a newly-modern Kingdom. This experiment would need a capital city to befitting its newfound importance. And, with the enthusiastic support of the King and the financial support of the Central Government, the Burd die auf Bucht was built atop the ruins of the old medieval fortress. Designed by Dr. Josef Schleckt, a Gau assembly building was erected, and the other necessities of a government were built around it. The denizens of the Burg live in single-family homes in the suburbs surrounding the old city walls. Many commute into work at one of the many bureaucratic offices surrounding the Central Mall, or commute in from the surrounding small towns and villages along the rails that terminates at the König August II Station. On Fridays and Saturdays (not on Sundays as that would be frowned upon by the religiously-minded), many would take the train, walk the trails, or park near the grounds to attend the local fußball match in hopes of witnessing a victory. The addition of a professional football team to the Schwegau was welcomed with more fanfare than even the new assembly building! In accordance with the wishes of the King, the city holds the benefits of a state-of-the-art opera house and library which supply education, culture, and sophistication worthy of a Gau capital. In keeping with its tradition, a new (but purposely Gothic-looking) National Cathedral was built for the good people of the capital to attend. On Sundays and holidays the religious would surge out of the rail station and bound up the Heiligestraße to have their souls saved. After hearing the sermons preached, many denizens would leave the Cathedral grounds and walk the trails that circumnavigate the city along the old city walls, talking away the morning or stopping to watch their children play on the frequent playgrounds of the Castle Walk. Then, it is time for the good denizens of the Burg to find their ways home and prepare to do it all over again at the start of the next week.
  11. Capital

    Welcome everybody !! For my latest entry I took some pictures of my Capital !! I got a bunch more but I only picked a couple. So take a look around and tell me what you think of it... And if you want to see some more, like some close ups from a specific building or area. Let me know !! CSR from above: A huge cloverleaf interchange : Some random spots in the city: Thx for watching !! More to come... CSR
  12. The Crude 18th Night

    Today's update will get us around the Capital Hallanen. First of all, I must say thet the city you are about to see is the greatest (and at the same was biggest) I've ever done, for that reason I divide the tour through in more than a couple of entries. As well, through this update I'll explain you a important part of the history of the country, so I hope you don't mind if it too much text, anyway I expect you like it. Let's get on it. ______________________________________________________________________________________ The Crude 18th Night " It was an eighteenth day of september. A monday night. The capital and its ten thousand souls were asleep. In a moment the town alarm awaken up the people without advide, and it was just a matter of a few seconds when the earth begun to crumble. All were trying to get out of their homes as fast as they were able to. The streets were filled by midnight screams. All of us were tryiyng t understand what was happening when the crude nature decided to repeat what it just done, in a bigger scale. The town was screaming from the deepest part of its throat. Reddish and hell-like flame appeare from almost anywhere you see. The town was transformed into ashes." This is just a extract of he ten pages narration made the local newspaper, Paivï News, three days after the disaster, extract that is now sheltered on the National Gallery on Hallanen. This museum dedicated a two story hall for a permanent homage to the disaster of 18/4. (By the way, thanks to Alex_Bervoets for this wonderful BAT). This event is now a clue part on the culture of the republic. And now, you may wonder how did the city rised up? What a good question. Well, Roi Karnen, the mayor and president, leaded a plan called the Hallanen Metro Area, which contemplates three cities: Hallanen, Hallenest (the one of the previous update) and Sud Halle. The plan seeks to build a compact system of cities, connected by a road, rail, metro and bus systems. So the first phase was developed in nearly two years. The almost ten thousand souls who live here before the disaster were moved onto nearby cities, all of them find work on the reconstruction works of the city. After all the hard work, this was the result. (We'll focus more onto the plan in another update). After this brief story of the events of 18/4 and the city rise, our tour begins, in the 18th street. This important road crosses the whole city, including downtown. During the homage made every year in honor to the ones who died on the disaster, the street is closed almost completely. The next stop is the Yldeys Park. If we translate it, it means 'The pride park'. Its one of the only places that survived the earthquake, it only needed just minor quantity of restaurations. Nowadays, it is one of the major symbols of the nations. Here is a larger view of the park. The next stop is just crossing the 18th street, the Chapel of Saint Iley. John Iley was one of the first settlers of the nation and the principal promoter of a equitative social and political system, helping hundreds of communities in the region. Every eighteenth of september, people from all the country filled the chapel and surrounding plazas and streets for hearing the homage of the 18/9 events. Just behind the chapel, we find the fallen cemetary. There is were the ones who died on the earthquake were buried. They were almost a hundred of infortunate souls. It could be considered as a sacred place. After seeing all this icons and memorials, we will go through one more stop. This place is considered one of the major icons of the country, the UN Fountain. (Thanks to Cockatoo for this beautiful BAT). It is between the three main avenues roundabout, it was made in conmemoration of the addition of the republic to United Nations. But above all, it was made for representing the rising of a new, united and strong country, which has now earn the alias of: The Northern Pearl. ____________________________________________________________________________________ So that's all for this update, you'll see the second part very soon. Any feedback and commentaries are completely welcome. Hoping that you are enjoying this journal. Regards, Esteban. ____________________________________________________________________________________ I'll just show you a plus photo of the new train the HATC invested on, enjoy it! Thanks!
  13. The start of something big!

    Alternative History, Downtown Columbus, Ohio
  14. Centro de la Ciudad

    Bienvenidos a Capital. En este articulo les dejo algunas fotos de la ciudad capital de mi Región. Espero que les guste. Está inspirada en una ciudad... ¿Quien la conoce? Bienvenidos a Capital.
  15. Update 8: Downtown Sherkston - Economic Engine

    Welcome to another update of Holt District! In today's update, we dive right into the Sherkston CBD / Downtown Sherkston Area. This area is the hub of commercial, office and high-paying jobs in the region. It has the highest concentration of jobs and skyscrapers in the region, and it is growing. Recently, an explosive building-boom has started in the city, following a loosening of planning regulations, again permitting the construction of super-tall skyscrapers in the region. Despite the recent explosion in building construction, there are still various different styles of buildings in the CBD, including some more historic buildings in the "very first" CBD in the region, the old Sherkston Downtown core. Now just a component of the enlargened-CBD, the historic area is still home to many jobs - from start-up internet firms to long-established retailers - the area is certainly not dead. So let's go check out the economic engine of the region! As a reminder, be sure to check out HDHIP - it is playing a HUGE part in the future of this CJ and the Holt District Region. Downtown Sherkston - Economic Engine 8.1 | This type of scene is becoming more common in Sherkston. Not just the tall buildings, but also the towering cranes. Several massive construction projects have started in the area, and the skyline is rapidly changing. *Click for full resolution! 8.2 | As the building boom begins to take off, we are brought to this area. This area is the epicentre of the last building boom, and it is clear by the large amount of glass and modern architecture of the buildings in the area. A former parking lot is currently being prepped for another large office building. A large, multi-national real estate firm is responsible for this development. *Click for full resolution! 8.3 | Here you can see a mix of the various buildings in Sherkston. You can see buildings recently completed (in the last 2 years, the large blue office building was completed) to buildings completed in the 1960's with few windows. On the left of the photo you can see 2 large construction projects. Those, along with the glass plot next to the project area, were intended to be a park until a change in planning for the city redesignated it as office space. *Click for full resolution! 8.4 | These 2 buildings, despite not being super sky-scrapers, are more recent to Sherkston. The beige building on the left is a large office building, housing general professional services including dentists, lawyers and notaries. To the right of the intersection; the dark, glass building was completed in 2009 and is the headquarters to the Holt District Regional Police Service (HDRPS.) Of course, no photo would be complete without construction. Here an abandoned factory building has been demolished and is being prepped for construction. No word on the plans for this site. *Click for full resolution! 8.5 |As mentioned, not all of Sherkston is suepr-modern skyscrapers. Between the massive construction sites at the bottom of the photo and the large glass office building, you can see the historic Downtown area of Sherkston, now known as "Old Down" to locals. The area is now home to internet firms, photography studio and several antique dealers. It is known as a hip area, and apartments are among the most expensive in the entire country, let alone the region. *Click for full resolution! 8.6 |As new offices and new jobs are added to the city, demand for houses continues to skyrocket. Here we see phase 1 of a 2 phase project rapidly moving along. The city is expected to receive a huge population boost from this development, in addition to others which are currently in the process of being planned. May expect a 50% increase in population by the next census, to about 200 000. Some are expecting a larger increase.The sight of cranes is becoming a common one. Those in existing condos don't sleep much these days... *Click for full resolution! And a little teaser for an upcoming mini-update, likely to occur mid-week: "While a sea of cranes graces the Sherkston skyline, there are still symbols of the old times. The heritage of this building is a cultural symbol, and one of the most important site in the province. While skyscrapers appear around it, it remains largely the same." Next Update: We are going to investigate the teaser quote above, and what it is referring to. Be sure to check out information about the upcoming September 2012 Census Update! A massive update showcasing the latest developments and changes in population for the entire region. Click here for more information.
  16. Welcome to another update of Holt District! In today's update we head into the region's largest city, Sherkston. It is a huge city, so touring it will take several updated over the next little while. Today's update focuses on some local landmarks just south of Downtown Sherkston (or also known as the Sherkston CBD.) Today's update is on the shorter side - and I apologize - but it is still an awesome one. We take a look at government landmarks, cultural and some areas which are just really well known. So let's continue! You may also notice a new look around here! The new banners are part of Project "UrbanGrunge" (phase 3 to be exact!) - a small plan to unify the look of the Holt District website, HD Twitter feed and Holt District updates. The Maps site was not included since it recently just went through a redesign a few weeks before this project. Though it may change down the line to match everything else. As a reminder, be sure to check out HDHIP - it is playing a HUGE part in the future of this CJ and the Holt District Region. Sherkston - The Capital of Orchidsen 7.1 | Like the entire region of Holt District, Sherkston is experiencing a large building boom. Several smaller homes around the busy avenue and existing condominum tower were torn-down in order to make way for more condominiums. Several building designs are being used here, and it is one of the few projects where 2 builders have come together for one project. *Click for full resolution! 7.2 |These condos will be expensive, sitting on prime real estate. They are a short walk to the downtown core, let alone a transit ride. They are also very close to the Toyota Centre, which is fuelling rumours one building may infact be both condos and a hotel - an area where Sherkston is currently lacking. *Click for full resolution! 7.3 | Like every city or town in Holt District, Sherkston does have its own small quirks or hidden gems. In Sherkston, it is the old wooden roller-coaster that sits across the street from the arena. Built in the 1930's, it still is fully functional to this day, and a ride only costs $4 - a bargain many say. *Click for full resolution! 7.4 |Of course, Sherkston isn't only just play. No, it is home to many political battles. As the title of this update suggest, Sherkston is the capital of Orchidsen, a name you should recognize from HDHIP. Orchidsen is the province which Holt District is in, and this is its Procincial Government Offices and Legislature. The large office tower houses the office of the ministries, of the Premier and of the various committees which are formed. The rounded, lower-roof portion of the building is the area for government staff to meet, have lunch (it is where the cafeteria is located) but most importantly it houses the legislature, where new laws and plans including HDHIP are debated between parties. Currently the Orchidsen Liberal Party holds a majority of seats, followed by the Progressive Orchidsen Party, and lastly the New Conservative Party. The next election will acrually be something that will be covered in this CJ - but the timeline is top-secret from you the readers, for now. *Click for full resolution! 7.5 |Often at night several lights are left on in the government building, either because janitors are cleaning, someone hasn't turned off their office lights or because someone is burning the midnight oil getting the new study ready for the legislature to soon consume... *Click for full resolution! 7.6 |Just east of the provincial capital complex is the "midtown" section of Sherkston. The area between the suburbs of both Sherkston and Manatee, this area is home to several low/mid-rise buildings, which employ many throughout the region. The area is said to contain some great shops with very friendly employees - though the service does come with a higher price tag on most items... *Click for full resolution! 7.7 |[Midtown starts getting higher the closer you get to the CBD. But if you think these are tall buildings... well you haven't seen anything yet! *Click for full resolution! That's all for today. I know the update was a bit shorter, but it still showed a lot. There is alot more to see of Sherkston, so we will likely be here again next update. And there may be some road construction going on... Next Update: We will likely once again find ourselves here in Sherkston. To CBD or not to the CBD... that is the question.
  17. 02: $Money Shots$

    Welcome back! After spending days upon days of building up this one city, I finally reached a point in it's development where I can post some good looking pictures to show. So I present a couple nighttime, $Money Shots$ Hinali is the (new) capital city of the Republic of Follvirkeland. The last one having suffered catastrophe upon catastrophe. First being a magnitude 7 quake, and the second a nuclear detonation. (background for this to come soon) Basically they were clever excuses to get rid of a city I hated and to make way for one much more satisfying. Hinali City Hinali has meager origins as a logging and farming colony back in the 17th and 18th centuries, but boomed from a thriving Industry and Export opportunities. Now it's the Financial capital of the country, as well as the Political. From looking at the map posted on the previous entry, Hinali sits on a small stretch of coastline of a small sea in the middle of the continent. An international airport sits directly West of the city. Inbound flights coming in on approach from the East are given 'front row' seats to views of Downtown. Now on the north bank of that canal. See the stadium? Welcome to Poeln (pole-n) Stadium. The largest sporting arena in the region. Built to accompany the Nation's International league's teams, it hosts Soccer games, Football games, Rugby games and other smaller events. With it's nextdoor neighbor being a Metro shopping mall, Visitors have the ease of access to Food, Shopping and Relaxation before, during and after games. The Stadiums close proximity to a Rail terminus also gives Visitors a quick and easy way to get to games without having to drive. Hope you enjoyed the money shots of Hinali city and it's main attractions! Next update will elaborate more on what exactly happened to Follvirkeland's old capital city.
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