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WibblyWobbly Apr 22, 2020 6:28 AM

I hope you're aware that your architecture changed my life, this thread was a powerful powerful awakening for me as a teen getting fascinated about design! I'm now making a video game and the resembelence to your early work in my project is uncanny!

JHoward88 May 1, 2020 8:02 AM


Originally Posted by WibblyWobbly (Post 8900711)
I hope you're aware that your architecture changed my life, this thread was a powerful powerful awakening for me as a teen getting fascinated about design! I'm now making a video game and the resembelence to your early work in my project is uncanny!

Awesome to hear! It's been an amazing project - In a way, re-imagining the world in a different way has been an escape for me over the years. As the world itself has changed, and my life has changed with it, that fictional version of it which I first conceived when this model began has remained a constant part of my imagination.

On any given day I may be busy with my shift at work or doing the laundry, or going for a walk somewhere with my wife - but somewhere in my mind's eye, I live in this fantastic place where the Twin Towers stand looking out over Bristol Bay, where the United States, Nazis, and Communists rule the world from the shores of the United Kingdom with admirable, if frightening efficiency... and I wonder what kind of a place such a world might be like. Today, I live in rather barren Helena, Montana - where cows outnumber people... but digitally, the Empire lives on, and the Metropolis thrives. ;-)

Overview looking down East State Street:

Looking South at Isis Centre:

Residential Highrises looking out over Bristol Bay - Progress was made today on adding a shoreline Quay:

Zeppelin Park on the East end of the city was updated:

And I have begun adding some flora to the area surrounding the Capitol of the United States Republic. In the world of which this fictional city exists, the United States of America is still comprised of 50 states in North America, with its regional seat of power located in Washington, D.C. - but a larger, super-state (The United States Republic, or USR) governs a unified, democratic and largely free market empire which encompasses 100 States and the entirety of North and South America. This area represents the seat of government for the USR:

Eventually I want to get back into some concept art using Sketchup or another 3-D rendering program. I take the model as a whole very seriously because I am fascinated by the possibility of eventually using it as the stage for a fictional novel.

JHoward88 May 2, 2020 10:22 PM

Updated Waterfront:

Blimp landing near Public Works & Corrections:

Waterfront Quay updated with Pedestrian Path:

A couple of shots of the neighborhood on the east side of Volksheim District:

JHoward88 May 8, 2020 9:07 AM

Additions have been made to the residential street grid:

The Skyline:

Looking East toward Isis Towers from Daventry:

Circular freeway exchange connecting East Volksheim neighborhood and Jaliva Freebund:

Walmart and other retail services appear in the shadow of Majesty Towers, with the U.S. Capitol Campus in the background:


Starbucks appears at the entrance to the Central Shopping District, with Wall Street towers and the Department of Public Works & Corrections in the background to the south.

U.S. Embassy Centre Towers tower above Central Park Wildlife Reserve:

JHoward88 May 9, 2020 7:09 AM

Mitocapegio, code name for the secretive branch of government power which safeguards the world's most important secrets, is not well known or understood by the common population. Where religion, science, and politics intersect, The Mitocapegio Campus overlooks New Babylon from the North Shore:

Meanwhile, World Capitol Mall anchors the New Babylon Retail Corridor:

JHoward88 May 9, 2020 11:54 PM

I made a coggle mindmap diagram which helps me keep track of what all of the various buildings in the model represent.

A few more towers were added to the Wall Street Financial Corridor, and one additional tower was added to the Volksheim District. Here we have some shots showing Wall Street and the Retail District, and their proximity to each other.

JHoward88 May 16, 2020 8:27 PM

This week we have some expanded additions to the retail area

Hotels, gas stations, and a rest stop have been added:

More towers, most of the city's nicer hotels, are added to the Wall Street row:

JHoward88 May 23, 2020 7:21 AM

Offshore Airport has been added at the north end of Wall Street.

JHoward88 Jun 13, 2020 6:16 AM

Residential neighborhoods continue to expand outward:

A couple more shots of the finished area of the retail district:

New highway exchanges are added:

Outward expansion around the edges continues:

Looking toward the East, a Clock tower near the Imperial Architectural Administration appears west of the Daventry District.

Another overview shot:

A significant amount of focus is placed on the importance of trees and flora as I strive to make neighborhoods feel vibrant and unique.

JHoward88 Jun 20, 2020 9:08 AM

This week we add a large grid residential area to the southeast of town.

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