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Old Posted Jun 27, 2010, 9:38 PM
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I presume that the blue building is World Trade Tower. I like it a great deal. My second favorite would be the black and gray tower with the X-pattern framework. Your city is looking good.
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I just discovered this and watched it evolve over a few minutes. Nice!
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JACKinNYC: thanks!

JHoward88: yes, thats the blue building is the world trade tower, and the black building with grey cross bracing is also my second favorite, and thats the only reason it made it into Howich 1.5!


small update. i added one block, and one building on another block.

i also made the building that is U/C look alot more detailed.





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Old Posted Jul 9, 2010, 8:18 AM
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You're getting better and better. I think there's just about the right amount of uniqueness in your buildings to make them look interesting, yet still believable. I especially like that green apartment building. The one with the twin towers and balconies at the corners. One thing you might want to fix are the textures on the tapering orange and blue building. The floors are not aligned.
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thanks, and is the a specific way to scale that texture properly?? (without having to do some fancy calculations on my calculator) sorry for no update, i've been on vacation... (if you haven't noticed, i try to put out an update once a week)
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Your city is always getting nicer, and nicer. Though I think you should delete the television tower with the red, orange, black and blue building.

Nice!
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2010, 3:21 PM
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Which one is that??? i don't think i have a building that is red,orange and black....
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it's right smack in the middle of your last pic.
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I'm still confused.. the one with my billboard on it???

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Old Posted Jul 12, 2010, 5:42 PM
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haha, I just noticed that was a crane.
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thanks, and is the a specific way to scale that texture properly?? (without having to do some fancy calculations on my calculator) sorry for no update, i've been on vacation... (if you haven't noticed, i try to put out an update once a week)
It looks like the textures on all sides are the same scale, but they're just not aligned (when you look at adjacent sides, the rows of windows are at different height). You need to move the texture so that the rows of windows for each floor are at the same height (select the face, right-click and from the context menu Texture -> Position and the move the texture to the correct position).
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So, is the central part of downtown done yet?
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It looks like the textures on all sides are the same scale, but they're just not aligned (when you look at adjacent sides, the rows of windows are at different height). You need to move the texture so that the rows of windows for each floor are at the same height (select the face, right-click and from the context menu Texture -> Position and the move the texture to the correct position).
they are the same scale, but because the one side is on an angle, it actually takes a taller texture to make the equivelant of one floor, than my standard hieght of 4m, it would probably be something like 4.31m instead.

anyways, heres a shot to show what blocks are built so far. (i'm in the middle of working on it right now, so one block is half finished)

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small update today because i've spent alot of time on the space elavator and the SSC community city, so only 1 new block.





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Old Posted Jul 21, 2010, 4:03 PM
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UPDATE:



another construction site:



this building was built in 2011 and was a throwback to brutalism. it is called the Renaissance Towers.



this building was completed in 1982 and is called the IBC (international business computers) center

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Great city. Loved the textures you placed on the buildings.
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UPDATE:



this building was completed in 1969 and is called the BCJ center



this building was completed in 1997 and is called the ag&g tower.



there won't be any updates for 2 weeks now
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This city really reminds me of Toronto.

Nice city.
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yeah, it does have a toronto feel. try playing with different styles and look at many pictures of cities around the world. that's how i get my inspiration!
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^^^ I've spent lots of time pondering architecture in terms of what it is that makes buildings seem interesting, and - furthermore - what it is that makes cities have their visual appeal and distinction.

When we're going down the road, or even walking around town, most of the fine details of a building are missed. The eye doesn't see as much as we imagine it does, and the memory doesn't retain as much as we presume. Thus, only the most basic architectural forms are retained in our memory.

The trick, and hard part with a city, is figuring out how to re-use them over and over again without appearing repetitive or redundant. Minimalism in achitectural design is important, I think.

Anyway, I always keep my eyes open for interesting fundamental shapes and patterns in architecture which appear in everything from big buildings downtown to the facades of shopping malls. Without a doubt, I highly advise any hobby city designer to seek inspiration by wandering around the city. It is amazing the things you notice when you take the time to proactively observe them.

Anyhoo... Good work, flamesrule. Enjoy your two week design break, and without a doubt, we'll be happy to see Howich City's future progress. Your work continues to improve, and in the wake of Sta Fee's completion, this is my favorite currently active project.

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