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Codster121 May 4, 2018 3:31 AM


Originally Posted by Patrick (Post 8166358)
Codster121, I'm really hoping you've continued with Lakeport City. I'm just now seeing this update and I'm please to see how much the city has grown! I'm curious to see how the Lincoln Center turned out and I'm even more excited to see how Lakeport transformed during 1980's. Really hoping to see some awesome postmodern buildings like the ones in Minneapolis! I was going to comment on the abundance of empty lots but seeing how this is the 1970's, it's actually a pretty accurate reflection of the large scale urban renewal happening across the country at the time.

Anyways, I hope you've worked on Lakeport since your last post, while this sub forum has seen busier days, I'm sure many of us, including myself, have been lurking and checking for updates. Also, I'm very flattered that the Westport Center was based off of One Galcorp Plaza. Feel free to put in a Galcorp midwestern headquarters in Lakeport. :)

Patrick, i am glad to see you are back and working on Staunton again, i am still working on Lakeport, and i do plan to add many new postmodern buildings, most of the new development will be around I-235 and the riverfront, Mansions will be built around Eagle Lake. How tall do you think i should make the new Galcorp midwestern Headquarters?

I am in the process of optimizing the city, because it has become quite slow, mainly because the sidewalks are extruded, and i am flattening most of the roads.

Lakeport Skyline from Eagle Lake, May 3rd 1978. (Actual update soon.)

Here is a map of the city so far, within it's border.

Patrick May 5, 2018 9:18 PM

Looking forward to seeing the 1980's postmodern boom! Is that a new tallest I see? The massing reminds me of the Capella Tower in Minneapolis, one of my favorites! Postmodernism is my all time favorite architectural style, it's difficult for me to find a building built in that era that I don't like, no matter how tacky!

As for Galcorp, I've always envisioned it as the world's largest corporate conglomerate with ties in pretty much every industry (GalOil, GalAirlines, GalFinancial, GalFoods) and lobbyists on both sides of the political fence, all ran by the ultra wealthy Staunton-based Galviston family. Their signature buildings are all known for being imposing and are usually black boxes. I've been thinking of recladding Staunton's Galcorp World Headquarters but I'm still on the fence about that. With that being said, I'm excited to see Galcorp's Midwestern Headquarters! :tup:

Codster121 May 6, 2018 12:20 AM

That capella-like tower is 770ft and is home to the Galileo Corporation.

Also, i am currently reconstructing the entire road network and building new highways for Lakeport, but i have built a few new blocks of buildings for the next update.

I posted this picture because i want to know what you guys think of this before i add it to Lakeport.
The eastern shore of Superior River will be quite industrious, with a large rail yard surrounded by factories and warehouses.

Patrick May 10, 2018 3:14 PM

The rail yard looks good! However weren't you saying the model was getting slow because of the detail? Perhaps it would be better to leave the yard as a texture since we probably won't be seeing much of it? Looking forward to the final result!

Codster121 May 12, 2018 9:45 AM

Those trains are deceptive. They are very low poly, and use projected google maps textures. The trains will be uploaded to the 3D Warehouse when i finish them, like the grain, gondola and flatbed cars.

Vellu May 21, 2018 2:19 PM

Very good job on the low-poly trains! They will be great props for the city.

The skyline looks really nice.

Codster121 Aug 29, 2019 4:09 PM

Lakeport 1992 - Lakeport is back. :) (I am still working on the railyard, which will have an intermodal terminal, and a few logistics centers surrounding it.)

On to the update:

The extensive skyscraper construction boom ended in 1991, developers soon realized there was little demand for so much commercial real estate, as a result no commercial buildings over 100ft would break ground until mid-2000, though the mid to late 90s saw the addition of both low-rise and mid-rise residential and commercial developments. Though on the opposite side of the river, there a proposals for an intermodal rail hub, connected to the intermodal port to be built.
The city's population fell 15% from 380,000 to 323,000 between 1989 and 1994.
Lakeport's population estimate was 361,000 in 1990. The city will stay around this population until 2018.

Images of the newly finished GALcorp Midwest Branch HQ, both buildings are over 900' tall completed in 1990
GALcorp Midwest from above, 1 GALcorp is the tallest in the entire city at 1,014', while 2 GALcorp follows directly behind at 914'.

Liberty Bank Tower and Galilei Aerospace HQ completed in 1989 and 1990
Both towers are the 4th and 3rd tallest respectively, standing at 745' and 761'. (buildings are based on the Wells Fargo Center, and Capella tower, both from Minneapolis)

Lakeport, St Louis County Courthouse (1984) and City Hall buildings (1928).

Goldspire Tower completed in 1928, standing at 460'

Weazel News, completed in November 1988, standing at 630'

Chandler Automotive Headquarters, 189' to roof, 257' to tip, built in 1919, one of the tallest buildings in the city at the time.

Nanosoft Center, completed in 1992, it is one of the newest buildings in the city. And at 670' it stands as the 5th tallest in the city.

rgarri4 Sep 2, 2019 8:48 PM

Good stuff! Hoping to see some new construction to bring some new variety to the 90s skyline.

Vellu Oct 27, 2019 3:06 PM

There are some really nice post-modern towers in the city. And the skyline looks good!

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