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Old Posted Nov 15, 2010, 5:17 PM
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2010, 6:48 PM
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It's a challenge designing bits and pieces for future integration to the main model without sufficient computer power, and that new computer purchase that I keep holding my breath for just keeps on getting pushed out.

In any case, I'm mainly just stepping in here to promise once again that WCP is still very much alive. I've also made a fun little new map showing the position of the Public Works and Corrections complex, as well as the Los Diablos development (Project 1 and 2) as they will appear eventually in the main model. The map below also shows coastline which, though details thereof remain classified, is relevant to Project 3.



Project 3 is the last of the super-projects planned for State Street, which is designed to be the flagship avenue of the city, connecting Columbia Centre, the Reich Government District, and aforementioned Project 3.

The model for Project 3 is coming along quite well, and I am really excited about it. After designing lots of "generic" buildings, we're moving back toward something epic and unique. I plan to unveil it dramatically on (or maybe before) January 13. Until then, I'll let you guys guess what is going on. Anyway, do stay tuned for Project 3! With the PWC now actively recruiting workers who might otherwise be found littering in the streets or urinating in the alleys, there's never any shortage of labor in the USSR!

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January 13, 2011 will mark 3 years since I first got the idea of what ultimately spawned this project. At the end of January, the World Capitol Project sketchup model itself will be a year old. At present, the folders containing my micronation-related projects and World Capitol Project consume over 3 GB of space.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2010, 12:04 AM
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Cool! I can't wait until you start this up again.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2010, 5:37 AM
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I really like that giant Brezel in front of Columbia Centre
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don't you mean pretzel???
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Old Posted Nov 25, 2010, 7:28 AM
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not from a german piont of view
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Old Posted Nov 29, 2010, 8:48 AM
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New State Street addition leads up to the site of Project 3:


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looks like you're building your version of the babel tower ?
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You'll see. :-) In the meanwhile, you get another teaser. Stock cars and a person inserted to provide a sense of scale.

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Very detailed project.
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I think it will be difficult to ascent that upward causeway in the wintertime. A lot of cars will be stuck in slippery conditions...
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An Aircraft Carrier passes by Victory Stadium. The new Stadium, still under construction, will provide open air seating for over 400,000 spectators. Agricultural towers rise above it to the east.



The Swastika, Sigma, and Pentacle within an All-Encompassing Triangle decorates the forward facade of the Stadium, making its first appearance as such as an emblem of the State.

The four arms of the Swastika are intended to symbolize the powers of mind, body, spirit, and craft coming together to form the essence of centralized strength.

The Sigma and letter X preceding the five-pointed star are intended to symbolize the summation of action pertaining to five points of government: Mind, Nation, Economy, Fraternity, and Society.

All three primary symbols appear within the geometric shape of a triangle, which is intended to imply that they together form the power structure from which all design is formed.

The symbol makes its appearance here as an icon of government and reason subject to superior power; and in the structural sense, Victory Stadium is intended to be a supreme architectural icon of superior power within this fictional state.
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It's January 13, 2011. That marks 3 years since I started my Micronation, and almost one full year since I started World Capitol Project. I am marking that event with the unveiling of Republic Square. Republic Square is actually a tribute not just to the fictional universe which I have created as context for the sketchup city, but more specifically to Jaliva as a Micronation.

Jaliva is an acronym for six classical deities/elements, and represents respective superior ideals which it is expected should be the primary pillars of civilization; (Justitia/Justice, Athena/Wisdom, Libertus/Liberty, Isis/Mercy, Valkyrie/Heroism, and Atlas/Strength). The buildings which you see featured here house the Jaliva Superior Court, which constitutes the highest law creation agency in the United States and Soviet Reich political framework. The Jaliva Court actually superceeds the USSR as an institution which serves to moderate political rivalries with a republican form of world government.

Alexandria Tower (Left) Lighthouse Spire (Center) and Pinnicle Tower (Left) are the three tallest buildings in the Republic Square complex. Lighthouse Spire is the second tallest building in the city, at 2025 feet.







A new Youtube video showcases the project (but I can't get youtube videos to imbed for some reason):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h32sRSMELF0

The Victory Stadium project is archived and waiting for more computer power so that I can properly finish it and its surrounding area; but here is a current shot of the inside of it:



On the funding front, I've got to make it through tax season, get a new vehicle (again) and hopefully pay down or get rid of credit card balances before I'll really feel justified in paying the cash necessary to get the proper system I need for this project. There is a chance that I will break down one day and just go out and get a new computer; but excluding an unexpected spending spree, it is also possible that my grand vision will continue to languish throughout this coming year.

Onward to Victory!

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Since nearly six months have passed since my last update, and whereas it has been nearly a year since my last major addition, I want to bump my thread back to the top, share a couple of teaser shots, and reitterate that World Capitol Project is indeed still entirely alive (and will be for years to come), though it is still on hiatus awaiting money for a new computer system.

As those who followed this thread in the past understood, the backstory surrounding this city is based upon an alternative history in which the United States, USSR, and Third Reich became allies and WWII never happened.

This city - the Capitol city of the World - is located somewhere in southern England. The World Government consists of the Soviet Reich, which controls half of the world and is governed by a Fascist Party, Capitalist Party, and Communist Party, which each control various subordinate administrations and possess voting power in the Soviet Reich Tri-Party Congress. The United States has expanded, possessing 100 States, retaining a Republican system of government. The United States possesses its own Congress.

In addition, the United States Congress and Tri-Party Congress are both represented by the Jaliva Supreme Court, which is the highest ruling body in the world. The Jaliva Supreme Court (Senate) is respectively governed by the Lucis Council, an entirely new part of the project which has not previously been aluded to.

The United States, Communism, Capitalism, and Nazism are all major influences of both the architecture and storyline of this project. The Lucis Council and Senate of Jaliva, being my newest inventions, personify (an equivalent to) what is popularly regarded in real life as the "Illuminati".

At the earliest, I may bring this project back out of hiatus in December of this year. At the latest, it will be after tax season, May/June 2012.

The Airship Terminal (Part of the Airport Project, Code Named Prometheus):


Building One, World Headquarters, Lucis Council:


Logo of Axis Global, Primary Transportation Corporation of the Soviet Reich:


Logo of Columbia Pacific, Primary Transportation Corporation of the United States:


More will come.

If I don't post again before then, Happy Independence Day to all of the U.S. posters here.
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Good to know you're in this for the long term, even if we have to wait till 2012. I love the totally unique historical context you have created around this project and the architecture is also pretty unique. Look forward to seeing more as and when you get your new PC.
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this is the modern World class city Germany
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This is some sinister stuff, man. There's a documentary on Netflix right now called The Architecture of Doom that talks about the origins of the Nazi aesthetic, and how it's basically the aesthetic of violence and sadism embodied. If I were to design something Germanic, I'd go for more of a Norse woodland look rather than German Imperial.
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Seen by drivers exiting the city, the mural below appears on the United Reich building, through which the north base of Kriegundfrieden Bridge passes:



The Jaliva Supreme Court complex is connected by the Kriegundfrieden ("War and Peace") Bridge to the United Reich complex and the rest of the model (not shown here):



The bridge is over three miles long.



The United Reich complex is home to the Lucis Council towers, World Space Agency, and World Health & Education Centre.

Some new key points of backrgound pertaining to the alternate historical timeline which this model city is based upon:

- The original TEMPLE OF KING SOLOMON was not destroyed.
- JULIUS CAESAR was not assassinated.
- THE CHRISTIAN ERA began 100 years early.
- The ancient dominions of EGYPT and the ROMAN EMPIRE early forged an unbreakable alliance which stood unchallenged.
- The CAPITOL of the ROMAN EMPIRE was moved to the territory of BRITANNIA in The Year 100.
- THE BRITANNIC LEAGUE forged an alliance with the UNITED STATES in 1676.
- THE UNITED NATIONS was founded in the year 1814.
- U.S. CIVIL WAR never occurred.
- NAZI GERMANY, the USSR, and the UNITED STATES forged an alliance in 1839, creating the Tri-Party Congress. Construction of the World Capitol Project began.
- The Hindenburg Disaster never occurred. The Titanic Never Sank. In 1858, NASA was founded.
- The World Trade Center was built in England instead of the United States. 9/11 Terrorist Attacks never occurred.
- In 1963, the first manned interstellar spacecraft was launched.
- In 2051, Earth’s first large scale expeditionary spacecraft was launched. (Think U.S.S. Enterprise...)

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i kinda like the zeppelin terminal. I just finished reading the man in the high castle, among my enemies (turtledove) and fatherland. all in a row. this thread comes as handy illustrations.
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- The original TEMPLE OF KING SOLOMON was not destroyed.
so in your alterntive timeline if my last name is cohen do i get to be supreme judge?
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