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  1. Continuing what I briefly mentioned in @ammo8121's Education without schools thread, here's the education graph in a city tile with one elementary school, one library, and one museum with enough health care coverage that the average life span is about 89 years: (Edit: Oops this pic is after I started adding more schools. It was one of each up till about halfway thru that graph.) I decided to do a more in depth experiment. Here's the sleepy little town of H-2 where the life span is about 91 years: The whole town was developed in the first two years and I built one single City Museum then. No other educational facilities at this time. Here's the EQ graph after 75 years: Education by age in year 75: As all of the older generation reincarnates into younger Sims the average EQ begins to plumment in year 78: Let the game run until year 112 and we've cycled into a new older generation. EQ is back above 160: Let it run till year 178 and we've been thru another decline and peaked again: Education by age shows only the elders are educated: We're good until year 198 when the EQ plummets again: At this point I built two Local Branch Libraries that cover the whole town: The high plateau is slightly less than with the museum only in year 257: At the end of the 2nd plateau (which is higher than the prior one) I built two Elementary Schools covering the town: Let it run till year 360 and the EQ is roughly 170: In year 378 I added a High School: By year 423 we see EQ is about 195: In this next graph there was the dip while the population regenerated, but it recovered quickly. At year 475 I built a City College: At 500 years we've nearly achieved an average EQ of 200: By year 505 all age groups are as maxed as I believe they can go: So, to me, the most interesting part is that one can get slightly above 160 EQ with a single museum and good health coverage. In other tests I spread out the population so only a few Sims were reincarnating per year and that smoothed out the peaks and valleys in the EQ graph. 195 EQ is achievable without ever building a City College or University if that fits one's story line. Not that anyone will use this method, but it's fun for me inasmuch as I can achieve I-HT demand with one single educational facility (the museum) if I want to.
  2. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

    Where Simtropolians may go on a field trip one day to view their artworks. http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31750-museum-of-modern-art-san-francisco/
  3. Version 1.0.0

    1,131 Downloads

    Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, by Mattb325. --------------------------------------- Inspired by the recent SC3000 uploads, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), San Francisco is a non-profit organisation and holds an internationally recognised collection of modern and contemporary art, and was the first museum on the US West Coast devoted solely to 20th Century art. The present building was designed by Mario Botta in the late 1980s and the building - as depicted here in SC4 - was completed in 1995. It was recently given a large extension in 2009, but I have not modelled that part of the building. This building acts as a Museum and sits on a 4x4 lot providing 315 highly desirable civic jobs and gives a large educational boost across a wide radius. It is found in the Education Menu. --------------------------------------- STATS MUSEUM: Lot size : 4x4 Growth Stage: Ploppable only; Plop Cost: § 22,250 Bulldoze Cost: §31,110 Wealth: §§ Jobs/Demand: § 43; §§ 195; §§§ 77 Catalogue Capacity: 310 Pollution: 7 (Air)/ 4 (Water)/ 3 (Garbage ) Pollution Radius: 3/4/0 Coverage Radius: 8,360 Capacity: 98,500 EQ Boost: 40 Power Consumed: 13 Mwh Water Consumed: 48 Gal/Month Occupant Group: Civic; Museum Cost: §900 --------------------------------------- NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE: This download contains TWO model files; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos night-mod) and one for the standard Maxis nite. You must keep only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version. Regardless of which file you choose to keep, make sure you DO NOT delete the Lot File! If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. --------------------------------------- DEPENDENCIES: There are no external dependencies for this lot. --------------------------------------- To install, simply unzip the contents of this file into your plugins folder.
  4. Railroad Park

    Version 1.0.0

    156 Downloads

    Back in the old days trains were one of the most prevalent forms of transportation in sim society. But with advances in both aviation and automobiles, passenger trains became more and more archaic. But now thanks to the efforts of the NSRHS (National Sim Railroad Historical Society) this old formerly abandoned station is now a park with locomotive exhibits, a local railroad museum and even the hosts the local model railroad clubs giant 1,750 square foot layout located in the basement. This railroad park is actually one of three lots that are in the zip (This has been allowed, all the lots are the same aside from function). Besides the park an Museum and Passenger Station Lot have been added. I alsow ant to give a huge shoutout to @kingofsimcity, he helped me out a lot with PIM-X. DEPENDENCIES BSC MEGA Props - CARCH Vol01.dat CP_ChicagoPostOfficeBldgProps_Stucco.dat Nams PROPS PACK Vol 1.dat Nams PROPS PACK Vol 2.dat PEG_Rail-Fleet_RESOURCE.dat EDIT: Almost forgot - CP and SIMMER2 Textures http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=101 http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=3329 http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=3310 http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=3311 Enjoy!
  5. From the album Photoshop Challenge (S3-05-E)

    Rose City is going to be part of an upcoming CJ I'm working on. The National History Museum lies right on Civic Triangle along the Capitol, Town Hall and Central Police Precinct. This year, the NHM is proud to bring a Dinosaur Exhibit with fossils and animatronic dinosaurs from across the globe. The image was edited in Photoshop to include the Dinosaur Exhibit banners and an evening glow on the city. Also a soft tilt-shift was added to improve focus on the museum itself.
  6. Version 1.0.0

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    The Frederic C. Hamilton Building holds the Modern and Contemporary art collection, along with the Architecture and Design collection, and Oceanic art collection. The unique building also serves as the main entrance to the rest of the museum complex.[8]This ambitious project doubled the size of the museum, allowing for an expansion of the art on view, inside a bold aesthetic facade. The complex deconstructivist geometric design of the Hamilton building consists 20 sloping planes, covered in 230,000 square feet of titanium shingles. The angular design juts in many directions, supported by a 2,740-ton structure that contains more than 3,100 pieces of steel. One of the angled elements extends 100 feet (30 m) over the street below. None of the 20 planes is parallel or perpendicular to another.[9] The design uses many extended angular planes to be reminiscent of the natural landscape. Similar to the peaked roof of theDenver International Airport, the Hamilton building emulates the sharp angles of the nearby Rocky Mountains, as well as the geometric crystals found at the mountains' base near Denver. Daniel Libeskind, architect of the building, said “I was inspired by the light and geology of the Rockies, but most of all by the wide-open faces of the people of Denver." The titanium panels also reflect the light of the Colorado sunshine. Context Regarding the entire design concept, Libeskind commented, “The project is not designed as a standalone building but as part of a composition of public spaces, monuments and gateways in this developing part of the city, contributing to the synergy amongst neighbors large and intimate.” Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_Art_Museum#Hamilton_Building This file Includes: A fuctional Museum With 11, 000 Tickets. To install this Unzip the folder inside and dragg it on C:\Program Files\Maxis\SimCity 4 Deluxe\Plugins
  7. Creeping Ever Bigger

    As voices continue to wish for a smaller community, the same voices rejoice with each new addition the city is able to offer. When the proposal for the Guggenheim Museum and Koothrappali’s Satellite Dish came to a vote, all hands were in the air and not one dissension. Along with Koothrappali’s dish an anonymous donor sent a request for the DB Cooper Forestry College to be added to the Cim State College campus and just under the wire was the Wolowitz Applied Science Center. We heartily welcome these additions and are ecstatic that our students and continuing education enthusiast’’s can find their knowledge base here in J. Garner. Strangely, on the heels of the DB Cooper Forestry College proposal a consortium from Evergreen approached with an impact study for a stretch of land just up the hill from the Cim State College. We all eagerly accepted the study and gave a nod for development. How surprised we were to find Evergreen is a subsidiary of Foggy Heights solely intent on the extraction of ore. We have no recourse and Evergreen did submit and adhere to all requirements. The good news about this is we have exceeded 100,000 occupants for our city. With our block captains demanding to be rezoned to a higher capacity, the days of small town are over. You may have noticed the very diverse architectural styles popping up around J. Garner. The bid process is not limited in J. Garner and proposals from around the world are shaping the skyline of our city. Pretty soon it will be difficult to say whose shoreline we actually belong to! Stay safe, mind your “p’s” and “q’s” and carry the whole nine yards. Mayor (Acting) Haylo Stachoo
  8. Museu da Inconfidencia

    Version 1.0.0

    4,596 Downloads

    Pictures of other angles: HD View Daylight --- SD View Daylight HD View Darknite --- SD View Darknite HD View Maxisnite --- SD View Maxisnite DESCRIPTION Located in the city of Ouro Preto, the old capital of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, the old city council and prison, now the Museum da Inconfidência, is a history museum dedicated to those who died in a failed rebellion movement 'Inconfidência Mineira' for Brazilian independence from Portugal. INFORMATIONS The model is available in the Education menu. Plop cost: 30,000 Lot size: 2x3 Monthly cost: 3,000 INSTALLATION Unzip the files from the .zip to your Plugins folder. There are four .zip files in the download area. Be aware! MN-HD Museu da Inconfidencia: this file is the HD version for those who do not use SimFox Day and Nite Modd. MN-SD Museu da Inconfidencia: this file is the SD version for those who do not use SimFox Day and Nite Modd. DN-HD Museu da Inconfidencia: this file is the HD version for those using SimFox Day and Nite Modd. DN-SD Museu da Inconfidencia: this file is the SD version for those using SimFox Day and Nite Modd. HD means the building will look good in zoom 6, but in 5 not so good. SD is the ordinary version. DEPENDENCIES SimFox Day and Nite modd (for Darknite users only). THANKS TO Jasoncw and Reddonquixote for their essential tips about the textures. To check other models I'm working on visit http://community.simtropolis.com/forums/topic/61046-jp-schriefers-bats/
  9. Erik the Red retires

    Rat control officer retires from museum ship. If you've visited the Maritime Museum in Halifax, you may have caught a glimpse of Erik as he went about his duties.
  10. The Fozzi Foundation

    Version 1.0.0

    361 Downloads

    Major Fantozzi isn't a Zuckerberg, but he wanted to do something good. So he decided to give away to the public all his childhood paintings, he ever completed at the age from four to seven. Sadly no museum showed interest. So – convinced Sims desired them – major Fantozzi brought a LUXURY MANSON and made a museum of it himself. Now Sims they can go and watch the childhood paintings of major Fantozzi at the FOZZI FOUNDATION. Maybe the intelligence boost of this museum isn't the highest but the lot has also a park effect and slightly reduces air pollution. So you have three different function in one lot. That may be the reason why most of the time you will see more Sims in front of this museum (breathing fresh air) than on the inside. Lot Size: 3x4 Plop Cost: 8000 $ Monthly Cost: 40 $ This download contains only the lot file. You will need the dependencies listed below or you will see nothing on this lot. Before downloading please make shure you already have the following dependencies or if they are still available. DEPENDENCIES: Luxury Manson II by oneil_1 (you will need only the model file) BSC Textures Vol 01 BSC Mega Props CP Vol 01 BSC Mega Props CP Vol 02 BSC Mega Props D66 Vol1 BSC Mega Props D66 Vol2
  11. "Napoleon, if I’m not mistaken, attacked Russia also in June —was it the twenty-fourth of June?" - Iosif Orbeli, great Director of the Hermitage 8/7/1941 - The magnificent Winter Palace and the Hermitage along the Neva embankment. Iosif Orbeli, director of the Hermitage, surrounded by the largest collection of paintings in the World. More than two million treasures to save and so little time to do it. Without the authorization from Moscow he told the guards to close the museum halls and admit no more visitors. The evacuation could not be delayed any longer. 1/7/1941 - The tons of boxes containing 500.000 articles had been stacked in the great Hermitage Hall. Now the soldiers are loading them in trucks, some already leaving in an endless column beside the Winter Palace and the Hermitage. Most of the paintings were removed from their frames to facilitate transportation. Now frames rest in the floor waiting for the day they will be used again. 2/9/1941 - For many nights no bombs fell on the Winter Palace or the Hermitage, but the rain of shrapnel from AA guns crackled and sparkled like heat lightning on the vast pavement of Palace Square. Surrounded by craters opened by German artillery, Alexander Column stands still while several T-34 tanks pass under the arch of the General Staff Building. 18/8/1941 - This garden was created in 1896 for Tsaritsa Alexandra Feodorova. She found the public access to exterior facades of the palace disconcerting, and disliked the way that the public would stare at the windows of the private apartments in the western part of the palace. During the siege, citizens came to the Winter Palace or Hermitage to take surreal tours of the empty frames. During these, the curators would describe each picture that would have been in the frame in detail. Disclaimer: This CJ includes original photos taken during the siege. To my knowledge none of them is protected by copyright, but if I were wrong I'm happy to delete any picture that infringes the law. ----------------------------------[AUTHOR'S COMMENTS]---------------------------------- I considered the possibility of editing the Palace Square picture full of nazi flags during an army parade, reproducing the hypotetical celebration that would have taken place if the city had fell to the Germans. However, I thought that since that was not an historical event it could be inapropiate, plus the nazi symbology is strictly forbidden in some countries. To avoid controversy I chose not to do it. It was not necessary after all, and probably even contrary to the spirit of this City Journal, which is the survival of the city. The amazing pictures inside the Hermitage were posted by gnossienne in tumblr.
  12. "Let him remember an ordinary girl, and hear how she sings. Let him preserve the Motherland, same as Katyusha preserves their love" - Katyusha, Lyrics This is a short entry, but to fully experience it I'd like to ask you to play the song in the video while looking at the pictures. The song Katyusha was played often in Leningrad to encourage the army and the population. Can you feel it? 27/9/1941 - The "Bridge of the Kisses" crosses the Moyka River and takes Glinki street to the back side of the Naval Museum. At the front door several trucks are being loaded with legacy guns and rifles. The shortage of weapons in the Red Army is so alarming that even flintlocks and muzzle-loaders are being taken from museum walls. As we scroll down the picture we find another example of a roundabout turned into an anti-aircraft post. Everyone in the neighbourhood has got used to the noise of artillery fire. After two months of war, this sound is now part of their lives. Most volunteers from "The Popular Draft" didn't have proper weapons or ammunition. It was common to see unarmed soldiers waiting for a colleage to fall in the front so he could get his rifle and keep fighting. 28/9/1941 - A 200kg bomb has hit the right wing of Nicholas Palace. This once marvelous and luxurious building faces its second catastrophe after the Bolsheviks destroyed some parts of the original construction and renamed it Palace of Labour. Disclaimer: This CJ includes original photos taken during the siege. To my knowledge none of them is protected by copyright, but if I were wrong I'm happy to delete any picture that infringes the law. ----------------------------------[CREDITS]---------------------------------- This update has been automatically scheduled because I'm traveling. If someone commented the previous entry in the meantime he will see I didn't answer to him in the replies section. I just want to let him now it was not intentional and that I'll come back to you in the next entry
  13. Version 1.0.0

    6,899 Downloads

    Do you want to put your city at the forefront of astronomical research and make it a destination for space enthusiasts everywhere? Than build the Sagan-Tyson Center for Space, and citizens will come from all around to bask in the wonders of the cosmos! The Sagan-Tyson Center for Space boasts an impressive collection of labs and offices for your city's brightest astronomers and astrophysicists, a rooftop observatory with a small-diameter telescope, a spacious planetarium with the latest in projection technology, several great exhibits on the history and future of space exploration and the nature of the cosmos, and a full-size mock-up of a Saturn V rocket from NASA's Apollo program. The basics: Found under Unique Buildings, Level 5. 14x10 lot. The custom model is 13,949 triangles. Includes diffuse, specular, alpha, illumination, and normal textures at 2048x2048. Includes custom LOD with custom textures. The LOD is 854 tris, with 256x256 textures. Costs $30,000 in-game. Has 4 entrances and several hangout areas. Towering above the city at 110.6 meters (363 feet), the Saturn V rocket is 1:1 scale, and gives an idea of just how big these rockets were. This is a fictional building, with some elements inspired by real buildings, mainly the rooftop observatory, based on the Doane Observatory at Chicago's Adler Planetarium, and the planetarium, based on the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium. Installation: Download the desired file. Extract the .CRP file/s from the ZIP archive you downloaded. Place the .CRP file in: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Colossal Order\Cities_Skylines\Addons\Assets Please let me know if there are any issues, or if you have any ideas or designs for other buildings you'd be interested in seeing made! Thanks for downloading, and enjoy!
  14. A Vacation in Saturnia - Day 3

    Today was a day that consisted of less individual sights, but more on one particular sight - that would be none other than the Saturnia Museum of Art. The clouds that hung over the sky yesterday returned. The gardens of the museum were therefore empty, and allowed a nice time to see the gardens without them being busy. Thee museum itself is also superb, offering thousands of works spanning history. The collection includes primarily painting and sculpture. There is a main central atrium inside, and the different time periods are on either side of the building. The atrium serves as a central point, but also as a nice place to switch mindset before taking in different areas of art. We arrived at the museum shortly after its 9:30 opening. We left at 3:00, That just goes to show the vast amount of potential that this museum has. It's a wonder - a must see. Afterwards, we sought some peace and quiet in the Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, an impressive Gothic edifice on Grand Avenue. And that was a very nice way to end a day. The stained glass in the Cathedral is superb, each depicting a different Bible story. It's the type of building that everyone knows, but few actually know the true beauty and nature of.
  15. 9/11 Museum Opening Ceremonies. How many of us can attend this place? It is on my bucket list, but there are at least a month of places in New York City on it as well. It is just that this one currently tops the list.
  16. Motown Museum

    Version 1.0.0

    5,650 Downloads

    Motown Records was founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. in 1959 in Detroit, Michigan. Gordy purchased 2648 West Grand Boulevard, where he boldly hung a sign “Hitsville U.S.A.” over the front door. Motown would be headquartered there for the next decade, absorbing adjoining buildings on both sides of the street, transforming it into a hits factory. Hitsville U.S.A. and an attached house were converted into the Motown Museum in 1985. With the slogan "The Sound of Young America", Motown Records was a powerful force of racial integration in the 1960s, making pop-infused R&B that was accessible to young people of all races. Kids jumped police-guarded barriers segregating concerts, venues which previously banned black artists began allowing them, and the Motown Sound permeated through all of American culture. This BAT is uploaded in celebration of Black History Month. 2x3 museum lot. MaxisNite and DarkNite night versions included. DarkNite requires the Day and Nite Modd. Requires mipro essentials February 2014 or newer. Installation Instructions: Download either the DarkNite (DN) or MaxisNite (MN) version. If you're unsure, choose the MN version. Unzip the .zip and move its contents to Documents/SimCity 4/Plugins. mipro Forum Thread mipro STEX Uploads
  17. Crockton civic buildings

    Replies: vinlabsc3k: thanks! Are you talking about the roof of the castle? TenkidusT, Huston: thank you! spursrule14: thanks for letting me join the Best Of The Best list! ggamgus, SimCoug: thanks to both of you for continuing to follow the CJ from the first update Forthwall: thank you! I noticed some very well done greenery in the last update of Shushtrepistaz after a long travel in the mountains we can come back to the town to visit some important places the Crockton Town Hall Crockton Archeology Museum Crockton Trust Bank the Tribunal an elementary school Crockton High school another elementary school I hate to say but the next update will be the last of this brief CJ
  18. Version Car2Sub: 2.15 DesInc: 0.

    7,379 Downloads

    Dependencies for Desirability Increaser (Museum, found in education, Capacity 500) BSC MEGA Props - CP Vol01 BSC MEGA Props - DAE Vol01 BSC BAT PropsMattb325_Vol02 About the Desirability Increaser: Over 30 tiles, 100 desirability for all RCI will be offered. You earn 2500 from it, and it costs 500 to run as a museum. This might be considered a cheat, but I call it a high costing specialist art museum. Dependencies for the Car to Subway Transition (Capacity 75000 cars to subway and vice versa, found in Misc. Transit) NetworkAddonMod (Can be found on Simtropolis) About the Car to Subway lot: This lot utilises the NAM team's and Marrasts underpasses for realism. Thanks! If you have any Simgoober bus stops, extra statistics that are completely unrelated will show up, and it the query window will make it look like he made it, so PLEASE don't rename this lot. If you don't have Simgoober Bus stops you will just get default stats. Having Simgoober Bus stops makes no difference to this lot, it is purely optional. This lot converts car to subway. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES intersect this with a real subway unless you want to call it underground parking, or something like that. It connects the end tile to the road in front. It is not UDI enabled. Buses were not included due to cars magically turning into buses and vice versa. Please comment and rate! Extension Pack: With Avenue, onewayroad in and out, and street transitions for car. VERSION 2 LINKED!
  19. New Devon City

    New Devon City is situated in the western part of the country near capital city (LUCKY CITY) only 50 kilometers. New Devon City consist of the two parts. First part is historical part of town and it is called Old Devonia. Old Devonia is built in 16th century on the high stone cliff. There is a big castle, which is accessible in all days in the year. Tourists can visit big theatre, museum or small church of Saint Michal. If you are not interested in the historical monuments you can take a nap on the beach. Pic1. Old Devonia Pic2. Old Devonia The second part is new modern part with big industrial zone and seaport. It is called New Devon. This part is situated on the eastern part of the Devonia coast. In the city there are many shopping malls, entertainment centres, schools, libraries and sport centres. The whole New Devon City is sticked together with Old devonia. Population of the city is more than 130,000 residents. It is coastal city, so there are more summer resorts. Almost 50,000 tourists visit this city in the year. There is one problem. Traffic. There are many cars, buses and trucks passing through the city. The air pollution is rising.
  20. Update 2: The Downtown Core + Cultural Square

    Welcome to another update of Holt District! In today's update we are still in The City of Manatee, this time looking at its downtown core and the surrounding area. Its downtown is a mix of both new and old buildings, and a mix of high-rises, mid-rise and low-rise buildings. The downtown core starts at the edge of the Shorecrest Shopping Centre to the north, working its way down to one of the major throughfares in the city. The are surrounding downtown is a mix of suburban housing, retail, parkland, office space and government buildings. Before I get to today's update, I would also like to mention that the Holt District street map is up, but only uses the default in-game look at present. It will be upgraded and updated as time goes on. Okay, now we can go on to the second update... The Downtown Core + Cultural Park 2.1 | Manatee is not just a suburban sprawl nightmare. It does, in fact, have a large and bustling downtown core for a city of 120,000. The downtown core is where the majority of jobs in Manatee are located, though there are other concentrations of offices. In this photo we see the "core" of the core, the 4 largest buildings in the city. The empty strip of land of the top of the picture is rumoured to soon be for sale... for $10 million. 2.2 | Just south is another area downtown - Historic Manatee. As you can see, the area is made up of several mid-rise and low-rise buildings which range from very new to protected architecture-age. The city enacted legislation several years ago that protected this area from large-scale redevelopments. In addition to offices, this area houses several residences and as such the height-limit is lower in this portion of the city. While the legislation itself is solid, redevelopment does still occur. A history housing block was torn down, and 2 new, large-scale condominium buildings are being built in its place. Estimates show that between 4000 and 6000 people with live in the new towers. 2.3 | This is another view of "Historic Manatee." Here you can see more construction which is considered outside the downtown barrier. Since it is outside the downtown "subdivision" according to city planning guides, it is not subject to the same stringent development laws. The closest construction lot is schedules to be a complex of office buildings while the one just visible is more condominiums. The city is currently experiencing a building boom in this area, as there is easy access to everything. You can also see the Manatee Performing Arts Complex, a city-owned stage venue. Various National and local productions are put on here. Rumour has it the city is considering selling the land the parking lot sits on... 2.4 | In this closer look of Historic Manatee, we can see some of the finer details on the older office buildings in this section of Manatee. These buildings house several web-based media companies and other various electronics companies, including games developers Lugnut Gaming. (It occupies the blue, glass building on the bottom right corner of the intersection.) 2.5 | Of course, no downtown would be complete without construction. Here we can see a closer look and Denten Condominiums, developed by Viscal Properties, Ltd. There was strong opposistion to this proposal, since Viscal has been known for creating bland, repetitive developments. The city worked with the developed on the style of building, and eventually approved the project. Reisdents still point to the Viscal development in neighbouring city Sherkston as a reason it should not have been approved. Even with the changes made to the original proposal, some residents still complain it looks un-original and unfitting to the downtown area. 2.6 | One of the reasons the downtown has been growing steadily is easy access - this station (Cultural Park Terminus) provides access to a portion of the northern area of Manatee, and fast access to various parts of Sherkston. 2.7 | These are the three main office buildings in Manatee - Samsung Orchidsen HQ, MNC Tower and Rebran Tower. These towers occupy the site of the former city hall and grounds, which burnt down due to an electrical fire in the 1970's. City hall has since relocated for a second time to its current location, next to the Cultural Square Terminus Station (seen on the bottom right of the above photo.) 2.8 | Moving away from the job and skyscraper side of downtown, we have the recently completed Cultural Square. Consisting of 2 buildings, this building is the Manatee-Centurion Concert Hall. Various orchestras play here, and is also known for hosting more intimate concerts. A group of residents to this day resent that the naming rights were sold and the facility be commercially branded. City hall's response? "If you come up with the million dollars a year they pay the city and the cancellation fee, we'll drop the name." The resident's group folded quickly after this comment. 2.9 | The other portion of this venue is the art gallery. The city has put a strong emphasis on local art in this facility, with artists of all ages getting their artwork in this facility. Touring art exhibits also join the museum. Admission is generally free, but the travelling exhibits usually have a fee for entry, typically $5 to $10. 2.10| And no story attatched to this image. This is a night view of Downtown Manatee. That is it for today's update on Downtown Manatee. I hope you enjoyed this update and liked some of the history of the area and resident unhappiness. Are done in the comments section of each update. Comments of each update are kept open. Next Update: We will be venturing outside of Manatee to one of the coastal municipalities... 1 update, over 1000 views. Thanks everyone!
  21. Version

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    Suomalainen Teatteri is my latest BAT. It is semi-fictional BAT, based on Svenska Teatern / Ruotsalainen Teatteri from Helsinki. In the game BAT acts as museum (because can't build theaters, d'oh!). It will bring culture and music to your cities in a lovely park with a cafe. For more information on real building, just Google Svenska Teatern! It's my favourite building in Helsinki, because its a) beautiful b) great location on a park c) better shows than in Helsinki City Theater. STATS Educational menu-version only Lot Size: 3x5 Plop Cost: 1 000 § Max. Funding: 5 000 § Coverage: 1000 Studen Capacity: 300 Dependacies: BSC Textures vol. 1 & vol. 2 Everything is more popular in Krioworks than Spiderman: Turn off the Dark-musical.
  22. Scarab Club

    Version 1.0.0

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    The Scarab Club is an artists' club, gallery, and studio, formed in 1907. In 1928 the current club house was built in Detroit's cultural center. The building features Pewabic Pottery, and a 1976 sculpture titled "Pheonix" installed on the western wall. Artists such as Diego Rivera, Marcel Duchamp, and Norman Rockwell have signed the lounge's ceiling beams, along with other visiting artists. 1x2 museum lot. Museum stats slightly less than the standard Maxis museum. MaxisNite and DarkNite night versions. DarkNite requires the Day and Nite Modd. Installation Instructions: Download either the DarkNite (DN) or MaxisNite (MN) version. If you're unsure, choose the MN version. Unzip the .zip and move its contents to Documents/SimCity 4/Plugins. Click here to learn about new projects in the works by the Barry Sanders Project Click here to learn about new projects in the works by Jasoncw
  23. Version 1.0.0

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    The Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art holds the museum's collection of glass artworks. Toledo is known as the City of Glass for its innovative role in glass manufacturing. The Glass Pavilion was designed by SANAA from 2001-2006. 5x5 museum lot. MaxisNite and DarkNite night versions. DarkNite requires the Day and Nite Modd. Click here to learn about new projects in the works
  24. Version 2

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    The new version of my MAS museum Antwerp... This new version includes: * better textures (more realistic) * nightlighting (lit from the inside of the building: the glas gives a shadow on the floors and the glass "M" on the roof is lighted. I've kept it sober: a museum is closed at night) * more lotting (on every scaled model of the building there's a large, red, empty square in front of the building but that doesn't look good in the game so I added some props myself) It still contains a museum and a landmark. More information can be found in the zip-folder. I'll delete the previous version soon! Follow my "Belgian Bat-thread" at the BAT-open discussion-forum for my upcoming bats Dependencies: BSC MEGA Props SG Vol01 BSC Textures Vol02 Enjoy!
  25. Version 1

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    UPDATED: Changed Budget Item Costand Bulldoze cost, ignore the readme file for those stats. LBT TX Museo Virreinal is a latinamerican-colonial style museum for your cities. Most cities in Mexico and the rest of Latinamerica has this type of museums that shows art collections from colonial times. LOT SIZE: 5 x 5 BUILDING STYLE: MUSEUM COST TO PLOP: 11,450 BULLDOZE COST: 6,000 BUDGET ITEM COST: 1,500 DEPENDANCIES:
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