Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!



Happy 2007 and Happy New Year to all! Hope this year is filled with joy and happiness.
Stay tuned for more great updates in the year ahead because we're just getting started.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Midtown in the Making

Being one the most detail intensive area on the map to recreate the heart of Midtown is far from finished. Only the a handful of the recognizable buildings line the avenues and streets.

Some of which being W.R. Grace, Grand Central, the Chrysler Building and the Metlife Building. For the time being plazas serve as a placemark for where the real world buildings stand.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Christmas in New York


Billboards aren't the only thing lit up in Times Square. The Times Square Christmas Tree is lit up for the season.

Speaking of Christmas, I'll be taking a break from the project for the holiday's so have a great holiday and I'll see you in the New Year.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

New York in the Making: Long Island City


A progress shot of Long Island City, Queens with The Citibank Building (now the Citigroup Building.

Long Island City (often abbreviated L.I.C.) is the western-most neighborhood in Queens. It is bounded on the north and west by the East River; on the east by Hazen Street, 49th Street, and New Calvary Cemetery, and on the south by Newtown Creek.



Be on the look out for our trip to Long Island City in the future.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Haughwout Building



The beautiful Italianate Haughwout Building on Broadway at Broome Street in SoHo. It was built in 1857, designed by architect John Gaynor who was inspired by the San Sorvino Library located on the Piazetta in Venice. Robert Moses threatened to demolish it for his proposed Lower Manhattan Highway in the 1960's. Thankfully preservationist rallied to save this cast iron gem so it can be admired today.

Corcoran Real Estate, one of the largest real estate firms in the city currently occupy the building.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Touch Screens coming to a Taxi Near You


Some quick taxi talk from the streets of SimCity. Your cab may look a bit different inside next time you hop in. The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission announced it is putting in touch screen LCD screens. From NY1,

"Starting Monday touch screens will start showing up in taxicabs across the city.


The touch screen tells passengers where they are in the city, where the good restaurants are, and if their flight is delayed. The touch screen even allows riders to pick the music.

The commissioner of the city's Taxi & Limo Commission predicts the new features will be a hit with tourists and native New Yorkers alike.
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The touch screens will also allow passengers to pay for their cab fare with credit cards. You can read more at NY1.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Brooklyn Bridge



The majestic Brooklyn Bridge makes its way into SimCity.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Google Earth Project

I've gotten some emails from people wanting to see more of my Google Earth project. So here are a few more pictures of the project.

Trump World Tower


Federal Hall


Chrysler Building


As you can see the project is nowhere near finished. Most of my free time is going toward my SimCity project.

If anyone knows of more New York buildings at the 3D Warehouse let me know.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

"Here's David Leterman!"


The famed Ed Sullivan Theater on 53rd and Broadway near Times Square.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving


Last night's Thanksgiving rush on the FDR Drive near the Queensboro Bridge in Mahattan.


The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. One of the M&M guys (Yellow) makes his way down Central Park West as his handler's try to avoid getting the lines snagged on stoplights and street lamps.

Staten Island Preview

Here's a sneak peak of our up coming journey to Staten Island.

Downtown Staten Island, otherwise known as St. George.


A typical residential scene.


Be on the look out for our journey to Staten Island soon.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Taxis and Trains


A fleet of brand new (and some not so brand new)taxis lay dormant at the Long Island City taxi depot.


Corona Train Yard in Queens

We'll have more tomorrow.

Randall's, Wards and Riker's Island

We're wrapping up our tour of the lesser known island's by going to Randall's Ward's and Riker's Island. First up Randall's Island.

The island sat as natural land until they were purchased by Jonathan Randal and then the city of New York in 1855. Randall's island and Ward's Island are the same land
mass but a small inlet forms the boundary between the two islands. Even though the island's lay in between the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan they are technically part of Manhattan.

The island one of the better connected island and allows access to Manhattan via a pedestrian footbridge which lifts up to allow boats to pass under and of course the Triborough Bridge which connects Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens.

Most of Randall's Island serves as a city park with recreational and sports fatalities constructed by the Randall’s Island Sports Foundation. The RISF was founded in 1992 to enhance the island and bring extra revenue in for the city. The island has more than 500 acres are composed of baseball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis courts and other sports complexes.

During his infamous reign as New York City commissioner and planner, Robert Moses wanted to turn both islands into a giant sports complex. Though, his proposal was unpopular with residents who wanted to and it to make it a nature reserve. Seems Moses got his wish many years later.

Randall's and Ward's Island also are home to 1,386 residents according to the latest census data.

During the Summer many people flock to the island for picnics and sporting events.


Old Downing Stadium

Constructed in 1934 Downing Stadium served as a Football stadium for high school and college events. It was torn down in 2000 to make way for Icahn Stadium which now stands in it's place.

Icahn Stadium

Built in 2005, the new $42 million dollar Icahn Stadium. The complex hosts soccer, lacrosse, and track and field events. It is named after billionaire investor Carl Ichan who donated $10 million towards the construction.

The stadium is the island main attraction and a part of the RISF plan to develop the park into a major sports and recreation center, complete with a water park, expanded baseball and soccer fields, and a nature center.

Randall's Island Driving Range.

A rare site in the middle of New York City, a driving range. The driving range is part of the Randall's Island Golf Center which has a 80-station driving range, and two 18-hole miniature golf courses.

Sunken Meadows Baseball Fields

Built on old marshy land this Sunken Meadows Baseball Fields are one of many baseball fields around the island.

Ward's Island

One of the city's water treatment plant's


FDNY Training Academy


An eleven building complex, known to trainees as "The Rock" the fire academy boasts
a 200,000 gallon water supply tank, a suction pit for drafting tests, and a heavy-duty storm draining system to accommodate water runoff from fire simulations. There are also gasoline and diesel fuel pumps and a 300-car parking lot .


Triborough Bridge Authority Headquarters

The giant headquarters of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, is an affiliate agency of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It serves as the main office for the agency and houses all the patrol vehicles.


Manhattan Psychiatric Center

One of the nation's oldest and largest Psychiatric Center's. The multi story, multi building complex dominates the skyline of the island and can be seen prominently from Queens or Manhattan.

Manhattan Psychiatric Center Main Building


Riker's Island

Riker's Island is New York's version of Alcatraz and is operated by the New York City Department of Correction.

The island is named after Abraham Rycken, a Dutch settler who moved to the city in 1638 and whose descendants owned Rikers Island until 1884 has been used as a city jail ever since.
The only access to and from the island is by a single bridge connected to Queens.

A few years ago the jail was filled to th point of overflowing, and an 800-bed barge was installed on the East River to accommodate the extra inmates.

One of the many jail complexes on the island


Law & Order shoots an episode on location at Riker's Island

The New York based criminal drama TV series, Law and Order, frequently shoot scenes in and around Riker's Island which gives the show an added level of authenticity and character.

More jail fatalities at Riker's

Saturday, November 04, 2006

The Other New York Recreation Project

That's right, I have two New York recreation's going on simultaneously. This recreation project in SimCity 4; which this blog is about and the other recreation project using Google Earth. For those unaware, "Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips."

The program originally came with very general 3D massing models of major cities around the world, but these models were untextured and some were modeled inaccurately. While interesting, the 3D models of the cities could be improved upon to look more realistic.

Recently Google purchase Sketchup and launched the 3D Warehouse where Google Earth users can upload and download fully textured 3D models of anything and everything. Rather than trying to make the city models better, Google gave modeling power to millions of users around the world in the form of Google Sketchup and the 3D Warehouse. Enter Google New York.




Freedom Tower and Lower Manhattan (It would be nice to see Freedom Tower in SimCity 4)


The Woolworth Building

I'll have more pictures as the skyline develops.

Sim City 4 Downloads and Landmarks

SimCity custom content downloads for SimCity 4 and all things New York for SimCity. BAT's and landmarks are available for owners of SimCity 4. These creations enhance user gaming experience.

3ds/BAT Model File Instructions: Download to C:\gmax\gamepacks\BAT\scenes. Please place landmarks and other plugins in your SimCity 4 plugins folder.

Donation Downloads


Donate any amount and get 4 never before released NYC buildings for SimCity 4


Trinity Church
Tom's Restaurant
New York Walkup Apartment
Metropolitan Club




One Liberty Plaza

One Liberty Plaza finally makes its way into SimCity!

Despite being just over 40 years old One Liberty Plaza already has quite a history.

Formerly the headquarters for the US Steel Company the building was completed in 1968 and is 54 stories.

It replaced the grand and ornate Singer Building and was noted to be an eye sore, according to many critics due to its modernist style conflicting with the other buildings around it (at that time)

During the 9/11 attacks most of the western windows were blown out and the much of interior was damaged. The upscale Brooks Brother store in the lobby was even used as a temporary morgue in the days immediately following 9/11.

Today, it has become a recognizable building in the skyline of Lower Manhattan and the lobby has undergone an extensive renovation and is still one of the largest office buildings in Manhattan.



Sony Tower

This BAT has a minor LOD glitch and is released as is. I can't fix it due to the model being erased accidentally during a virus attack :( You will need WinRar to unzip the file.

After a long wait my BAT of Sony Tower is finally available. Sitting at 560 Madison Avenue Constructed in 1986 and designed by Philip Johnson this postmodern 37 story skyscraper is one of the most iconic buildings in the Midtown skyline.

The building is made of the same granite as the one used on Grand Central Station and is currently home to the Sony Corporation. It was used as the headquarters for AT&T until 1998 when AT&T became Verizon Wireless and moved to the Verizon Building on 6th Avenue.

The building became famous for its Chippendale tower, designed after 18th cabinet-maker, Thomas Chippendale signature style cabinets.

There is also an indoor 10 story glass atrium on the back of the building where tired office workers (and tourists) can sit and relax amongst the skyscrapers of Madison Avenue.

Dependencies: NY Street Props Pack 1 and 2 (found below)




Chinatown Shops

Download a piece of Chinatown for SimCity. This creation is a replica of 67 Mott Street.









Staten Island Borough Hall

A piece of Staten Island for your cities. Completed in 1906 the Staten Island Borough Hall is located on Stuyvesant Street and Borough Place. It houses the Borough President's Office, offices of the Department of Buildings and other civic offices.

This French Renaissance style brick building is three stories high with a massive two-story mansard roof. There is lavish limestone trim around the windows, a stone base, stone center entrance, and Doric columns separating the windows. The high clock tower in the center can be seen from the harbor and throughout the neighborhood of St. George.


Park Avenue Tower

Park Avenue Tower is located in Midtown and stands on 55th Street near Park Ave. It was completed in 1987 by Murphy & Jahn Inc. Architects. The postmodern building combines art deco and modern styling and the walls angle upward toward the rooftop pyramid.

Although, the ornamental pyramid is illuminated at night in an effort to stand out in the skyline the building gets upstaged by its taller neighbors like the IBM Building, Trump Tower and Sony Tower.








Lever House

Standing at 21 stories tall the Lever House was completed in 1952 and was the second glass curtain wall skyscraper in the city (The United Nations Building was the first).

The building was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and is located at 390 Park Avenue in between 53rd and 54th Street.


New York Street Props Pack 2


The second release of street props. These are required for some buildings or they won't appear on the lot. The set includes more street banners, various street signs and various pay phones.










Park Lane Hotel


The 70's chic Park Lane Hotel is now available for SimCity. Otherwise known as 35 Central Park South or the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel the building was constructed in 1971. Real estate tycoon Harry B. Helmsley gave parties in his penthouse on the 46 floor and now your sims can stay in style.






927 Fifth Avenue
Located on Museum Mile on the Upper East Side at the corner of 74th Street and Fifth Avenue and is one of the classic coop apartments located along Museum Mile.

Constructed in 1917 this fashionable address is the residence of celebrities and socialites including Mary Tyler Moore. In the past years it was the residence of New York's most famous bird's, Pale Male and his mate Lola.

You can find more about the building at nyc-architecture.com.


WR Grace Building


The WR Grace Building stands 198 meters Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan on 42nd Street in between 6th Avenue and Fifth Avenue.

It was built in 1971 by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The building has a sloping base similar to The Solow Building and is home to many Fortune 500 companies.

The lot can be found in the landmarks menu.





TKTS Times Square Booth

The TKTS (an acronym for tickets) Booth is located in Times Square wedged in between 7th Avenue Broadway and 46th Street on a traffic island.

Constructed in the 1970's the TKTS Booth offers discount tickets to Broadway shows to both tourists and New Yorker's alike.


Museum of the City of New York

Completed in 1928 the Museum of the City of New York is one of the most elegant museums in the city and looks like a Georgian- Colonial mansion sitting on Fifth Avenue between 103rd and 104th Streets.

The museum has five major exhibits all devoted to the history of New York from the days of Dutch settlement to the present day metropolis. On the fourth floor you can find a recreation of room from the Rockellefer's 5th Avenue mansion.




Brooklyn Heights Brownstone Prop

The famous stately New York brownstone comes to SimCity.

The BAT is based off of 104 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights where the director of the Landmarks Commission once lived. Two brownstone units are included as a prop.

Enjoy!





 


City Hall

One of New York's oldest and most beautiful buildings comes to SimCity for a special one year anniversary upload.

New York's City Hall was constructed from 1803 to 1812 and is the oldest City Hall in the nation.

The famous structure is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Give your city the gift of this historical landmark.



Washington Square Arch

The symbol of Washington Square Park comes to SimCity. Simtropolis BATter Jasoncw lent a helping hand with the New York recreation project and created this for me. Many thanks to Jason.

From the description at Simtropolis,

"In 1888, to celebrate the centennial of George Washington's presidential inauguration, a wooden and plaster arch was erected at Washington Square Park, in New York City. The temporary arch was so popular that in 1892, a permanent arch, made of marble, and designed by New York architect Standford White, was built. The two statues of President Washington were added to the North side of the arch in 1918.

Washington Square Arch (Landmark)
Contains: 2x1 & 3x1 lot.
Plop Cost: §35,200
BAT by: Jasoncw
Modding by: Jasoncw"




100 United Nations Plaza


100 United Nations Plaza is a pricey residential highrise located at 48th Street and 1st Avenue near the United Nations Building. The structure was built in 1986 and is 557 ft tall.

The postmodern triangular topped building was a prominent East Side highrise until it was overshadowed by its neighbor across the street, Trump World Tower in 2001.





New York Street Props Pack
1

Those ever present street corner newspaper dispensers and payphones make their way into SimCity.

This file contains all necessary dependent props for future (and current) works. Included are:
-Various street corner newspaper paper dispensers
-Street signs
-Streetlight banners
-Stone gates
-New York style pay phones



Two Times Square

It's finally here! The SimCity download you've been waiting for, 2 Times Square.

2 Times Square (also known as the Renaissance Times Square) was built in 1991 and rises to a height of 94 meters above Broadway and Seventh Avenue. Apart from being one of the most photographed hotels in New York the structure is also famous for the Coca Cola billboard.




Duke Mansion and 1001 Fifth Avenue


An Upper East Side 2 for 1 for SimCity! The Duke Mansion (located at 82nd and Fifth Avenue) and its modern next door neighbor 1001 Fifth Avenue come on one lot. The buildings come as ploppable landmarks and can be found in your landmark menu.

The Duke Mansion was built for the tobacco tycoon family, the Duke's, during the turn of the century.

The building was built in 1901 by the tag team architectural firms Alexander Welch and Smith & Provot. The beautiful mansion is located directly across the Fifth Avenue from the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. From nyc-architecture.com,

" This red-brick building has large curved bays on its avenue and side street frontages topped by balustrated balconies, a very handsome rusticated limestone one-story base, limestone quoins, a handsome fenced moat, and a delightful mansard roof capped with finials that were replaced in 1985 when the building was renovated and subdivided into apartments." To learn more visit nyc-architecture.com

Right next door is its tall neighbor, 1001 Fifth Avenue. It was built in 1979 by famous architect Philip Johnson and was disliked when it was constructed by residents in the area since it "disrupted the classical streetscape", according the AIA Guide to NY at least. The entire facade consists of limestone to mimic the surrounding neo- classical apartments it towers above. The apartment complex rises 22 stories above the Duke Mansion. To learn more visit nyc-architecture.com



New York Subway Station Pack


Now you can have the New York subway stations in SimCity. The two subway stations are modeled after Astor Place station and the New 72nd Street subway station on Broadway.


72nd Street 1, 2 and 3 train station at 72nd and Broadway






Astor Place 6 train Station located in Astor Square







St. Paul's Chapel


Located in Lower Manhattan on Broadway between Vessey and Fulton Streets,
St. Paul's Chapel is one of the New York's oldest churches located amongst the towering skyscraper's in the Financial District.

Completed in 1766, the original structure still stands today despite being threatened by destruction by several fires during the 18th century and the 9/11 attacks. Known for it's beautiful Federal style architecture inside and out St. Paul's is gem in amongst the Downtown streetscape.



New York Stoplights
Two props are included in the zip file: A straight, signal box unit and the more common diagonal double signal box unit. I have uploaded it as a gmax model file so you can change the style and textures in BAT if you want to.

In the future I plan on creating a New York Streetlight mod which will replace the in-game traffic lights. Until then, you can download the traffic light props.



New York Payphone Prop



A common sight on anywhere on the streets of Manhattan now comes to SimCity.



Little Italy Building

This is the first building in my Little Italy series. This specific BAT depicts 186 Mulberry Street or as it's know in the neighborhood, La Mela Restaurant.


Rockefeller Center Mercury Statue Prop

The Statue of Mercury was one major thing missing from Rockefeller Center which came with the game, now he's back. Place him above the Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink so your sim's can admire him when they visit 30 Rock.




Fansite Downloads


Plaza Hotel



One of the most famous and luxurious hotels in the world is finally available for SimCity- The Plaza Hotel created by mattb325! From Simtropolis: 

Plaza Hotel New York, by Mattb325.
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Like so many buildings in New York city, the Plaza Hotel can claim 'icon' status.
This 20-story landmark building opened in 1907 on Central Park South and the main entrance faces the Grand Army Plaza (from which the Plaza Hotel derives its name).

The building is in a French Renaissance Chateau style. It was extended in 1921 with the addition of a 300 room annex along W 58th St.

This is a complex building - indeed one of the more complex buildings I have batted - with no two elevations the same. 

While the BAT I have made is a fairly faithful interpretation of the real Plaza hotel, in order to get this into a game constrained by 16m 2 tiles, I have had to reinterpret some elements of the building.
The main areas that have been deliberately altered  to ensure that this is a good and useful game asset (rather than a strict recreation) are most evident along the W 58th St side, which in real life is longer than the Central Park Side. 

To that end I have taken off approx 10m along the W 58th St frontage which ensures that the building sits comfortably on 5 tiles and added a matching roof turret for symmetry. 

The front elevation is slightly narrower than the original to ensure that it sits within a 4 tile space. This is to ensure that other W2W buildings, which are typically 2 tiles deep can grow (or be plopped) adjacent to the building and neatly align (as per the screenshots).

Lastly, the roof junk has been deli
berately streamlined and simplified to avoid the very cluttered roof-top look of the original building.

All that said, if you believe that a recreation must be 100% accurate, then this BAT is not for you, as I have made the changes to the building in order to ensure that it is a good and useful game asset.
The building comes in a growable CS§§§ 4x5 lot, a ploppable CS§§§ 4x5 lot and a growable R§§§ 4x5 lot.
 
It grows on the New York tileset and given that is an oversized Chateau, in my opinion would work equally well in a Euro environment.
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STATS CS§§§ (Growable & Ploppable):
Lot size :                  4x5
Growth Stage:         8 (High Density Zoning; N/A for ploppable)
Bulldoze Cost:         § 1,255
Capacity Satisfied:  CS§ 8,999 CS§§ 2,252 CS§§§ 903
Pollution:                  45 (Air)/ 30 (Water)/ 60 (Garbage )
Pollution Radius:     6/7/0
Power Consumed:  188 Mwh
Water Consumed:   1,683 Gal/Month
Building Style:          New York (N/A for ploppable)
Occupant Group:     High Wealth Commercial Services Building

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STATS R§§§ :
Lot size :                  4x5
Growth Stage:         7 (High Density Zoning)
Bulldoze Cost:         § 1,255
Capacity Satisfied:  R§ 10,143 R§§ 5,600 R§§§ 2,448
Pollution:                  25 (Air)/ 8 (Water)/ 8 (Garbage )
Pollution Radius:    6/7/0
Power Consumed:  217 Mwh
Water Consumed:   288 Gal/Month
Building Style:          New York (N/A for ploppable)
Occupant Group:     High Wealth Commercial Services Building
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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. (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) 
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DEPENDENCIES:
* Dayopeace.dat
N.B: this is for the moving flag props and is one of the Maxis files that were available on the official exchange. Most users will have this. However, if you don't, it is available 

Scroll until you see the 'Day of Peace' and then click on the link. You do not need a drop-box account to download the file (you can dismiss the account creation request and download this as a guest).

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NOTE ABOUT PARKING TEXTURES:
There are none. Your driver circles the block while you and your guests dine inside at the Palm Court. If you don't understand this concept, then don't download *;)
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To install, simply unzip the contents of this file into your plugins folder.
Thanks.


Chrysler Building









Reddonquixote does it again and brings us a beautiful BAT of New York's most famous skyscraper, the Chrysler Building! More impressively it also comes with accurate lighting on the iconic art deco crown, which looks outstanding in the game at night. From the description on SC4 Devotion:




The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco style skyscraper located in Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. Completed in 1930, at 319m it is the tallest brick building in the world. The Chrysler Building is the 4th tallest building in New York, (tied equal height with The New York Times Building, 2007)

The Chrysler Building is a classic example of Art Deco architecture and considered by many contemporary architects to be one of the finest buildings in New York City.

Source: Wikipedia

This is my 33rd BAT.

There are 3 versions of the Chrysler Building, they are all available in Darknite and Maxis Night.
- CO-§§§ growable (Stage 8, CAMpatible - but CAM not required)
- Functional CO-§§§ Landmark
- EyeCandy Landmark

Instructions:
1) Place the downloaded file into your plug-ins folder. If you use Darknite, delete the folder RDQ_Chrysler_Building_MN. Otherwise, delete the folder RDQ_Chrysler_Building_DN.


Huge thanks and credit goes to CasperVg for all the modding on this BAT.



Enjoy!


 Statue of Liberty

A great BAT of the famous and iconic Statue of Liberty by reddonquixote. From the description on SC4 Devotion:

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City. It was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and dedicated 1886. The statue is of a robed female figure bearing a torch and tablet. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States, a welcoming signal to immigrants arriving from abroad.

Source: Wikipedia

This is my 31st BAT, and my very first BAT release for the LEX.

The Statue of Liberty is a Landmark overhanging prop that sits on 1x1 lot (Covers approx. 8x8 lot space). Costs §2500 to build and §150 per month. There are two versions of the model.
1) The familiar patina green version atop a tiered platform, as we see today.
2) A copper metal version on a grassy mound, as she first appeared in 1886.

There are no dependencies, but if you use Darknite you will need SimFox_Day_n_Nite_Modd

Download- 11,605 KB

City Hall Fountain

Another great NYC BAT by the master of neo-classical BAT Seraf! From Simtropolis: City Hall Park Fountain - Built it 1871 from the designs of Jacob Wrey Mould in the New York's City Hall Park. In 1920 the fountain was moved to Bronx, it was restored (along with original gas lamps) and returned to its original site in 1999.
The BAT is exported in HD and has a special version for winter.
Lot size: 1x1
Dependencies:
SimFox Day n Nite Modd (For DarkNite Version only)
NYBT Essentials
Thanks to all people who helped with this BAT.
Enjoy! 


University Club



One of New York's great social clubs makes its way into SimCity 4 in splendid fashion- and with seasonal effects :) From Simtropolis:


University Club Of New York - Italian Renaissance style palazzo designed by McKim, Mead & White and erected in 1899. Among lavish interiors worthy noting are lounging room on ground floor, library on the second floor and splendid dining room on third floor. Covered roof pavilion provides admirable resting place for hot summer days.
The BAT has two special versions, one for 4th of July and one for winter season as shown on screens.
Lot size: 3x2
Versions: 2
- Plop CS$$$
- Landmark

Dependencies:
SimFox Day n Nite Modd (For DarkNite Version only)
NYBT Essentials
Thanks to all people who helped with this BAT, special thanks goes to Vlasky, Darn42, Bipin, vortext, Girafe and Mike.
Enjoy!

780 Third Avenue

A surprise release of one of Midtown's skyscraper some architecture buffs might recognize: 780 3rd Avenue created by Darknono of the NYBAT Team! From the description on Simtropolis:

This folder contain several version of the building, as growable and plop / Darknite and Maxisnite. Please don't remove the "SC4_model" folder.

780 Third Avenue is a distinctive architectural accomplishment, soaring fifty stories and 570 feet into the east Midtown Manhattan Skyline.
The structure is clad in polished Finnish Balmoral granite and is set back from Third Avenue, 48th Street and 49th Street to accommodate a large Urban Plaza with trees.


The entire Plaza is constructed with red Hastings brick and flame-cut rose granite.

In-game settings:

GROWABLE:
Job capacity: 3751 CO$$
Pollution at center: Air=15 /Water=15 /Garbage=17 /Rad:0
Power consumed: 76
Water consumed: 760
Flammability: 40
Occupant group: Houston 1990
Grow stage: 8
Lot size: 4x2


LANDMARK:
Job capacity: 3751 CO$$
Plop cost: $34320


Deppendencies:
Simfox darknite link : http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/
NYBT essential link : http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/22916-nybt-essentials/

Thanks to Aaron for modding and icon

Thanks to NYBT Teams member for the test in-game:
Aaron
Anotn
And thanks all you supported me during building conception



2012 Ford Transit NYC Taxi

From Simtropolis: 

Another  Additional  UDI  Taxis  Cab

.3d model  &  skin  Simfanatik

2 versions  include    -   Hardware   -  software
*******  Please use only the version that suits your needs ********  , if  not  you  will  get  color  boxes
 
Also included is a Lot Editor  prop version .

Enloy! Please  report  any  bugs!

Created by Simfanatik 


General Motors Building

 From Simtropolis: 

"This folders contains darknite and maxisnite version of this building. Equally, one version in Growable and Landmark with jobs.
Please, the first version of GM bldg doesn't create any bug or conflict, you can keep the old version if you want. But the v2 is best ;)

The General Motors building is 50 floors, 216 meters tower in Manhattan Midtown, New York City. Built on the 59th Street and Fifth Avenue and the building occupies a full city block near the grand Army Plaza at the South East corner of central Park. The plaza, is occupied by the Apple Store cube . FAO Schwarz, the Toy stores are in the street level lobby."

Created by Darknono35 More here.



Tapscott Houses

A BAT from Brooklyn! This time from Aaron Graham, from the description on Simtropolis:

"Here’s the Tapscott Houses, these apartments are Wall to Wall (W2W) buildings, I have created Three bats (buildings), there are two lots for each building wealth type, so there should be a total of twelve lots and they are not a corner buildings. These apartments can be found in Brooklyn, New York City. Enjoy the upload!!

Please Download Maxis Nite or Dark nite, if you download both please install the nite verion you use for your cities at night. If you install both and using the default path settings that's appled in the installer the installed model file will replace the model file that's in the plugins folder.
Dependencies

NYBT Essentials

SimFox Day n Nite Modd- For Only Dark Nite Only.

Don't forget to visit the NYBT Team Room where all the NYBT member show off there buildings being built."


Kingsbridge Apartments

BAT's from the Bronx continue with more from Aaron Graham. From Simtropolis,

"Here’s the Kingsbridge Apartments, these apartments are Wall to Wall (W2W) buildings and is slope friendly, this building is not a corner building. These apartments can be found in South Bronx, New York City. 

This building is a updated version, it was once in Gmax now it’s in 3dmax, the original bat was upload on January 27, 2011 at 11:14 PM, with 4380 views and 2070 downloads. Enjoy the upload!!

 Importation Information

If you don't use Maxis Nite and you still want to download this building you can download Dark nite version of this building here.
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Dependencies

NYBT Essentials


Don't forget to visit the
NYBT Team Room where all the NYBT member show off there buildings being built.

If anything is wrong with the links in this description please PM (Private Message) Me.
"

 Download- 2.48MB

Bainbridge Row 

From the NY BAT team comes yet another BAT from the Bronx. From Simtropolis,

"Here’s the Bainbridge Row, these apartments are Wall to Wall (W2W) buildings and is slope friendly, I have created two bats (buildings), one’s a corner building and the other is not a corner building. These apartments can be found in South Bronx, New York City. Enjoy the upload!

 Importation Information

If you don't use Maxis Nite and you still want to download this building you can download Dark nite version of this building here.
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Dependencies

NYBT Essentials


Don't forget to visit the
NYBT Team Room where all the NYBT member show off there buildings being built.

If anything is wrong with the links in this description please PM (Private Message) Me.
" Created by Aaron Graham


Beck Arms

From the NYBAT team comes a BAT from the Bronx. From Simtropolis, 


"Here’s the Beck Arms, these apartments are Wall to Wall (W2W) buildings, I have created two bats (buildings), both are not a corner buildings. These apartments can be found in South Bronx, New York City. Enjoy the upload!!  

Importation Information

If you don't use Maxis Nite and you still want to download this building you can download Dark nite version of this building here.
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Dependencies


NYBT Essentials


Don't forget to visit the
NYBT Team Room where all the NYBT member show off there buildings being built.

If anything is wrong with the links in this description please PM (Private Message) Me.
" Created by Aaron Graham.


US Customs House

From Simtropolis: "Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House - designed by notable american architect Cass Gilbert in a very popular in nineteenth century Beaux-Arts style. 

Located at One Bowling Green on Manhattan, this builidng is one of the most prominent example of Beaux-Arts architecture pronciples in United States. In the front of the building there are four sculptures created by Daniel Chester French and representing four continents. 

The building was saved from demolition by senator Moynihan and completely renovated in 1980 by $29.4 million."

Created by Seraf







299 Park Avenue

Another Park Avenue creation from PGBV. This time 299 Park Avenue. Standing at the corner of 48th Street stands the 43 story skyscraper constructed during the 1960's office tower box fad. The building is most noted for serving as the headquarters of UBS PaineWebber. You can download it from PGBV's blog.








JP Morgan Chase Tower (270 Park Avenue)


PGBV has been working hard on this creation and has finally finished his rendition of this notable Midtown skyscraper. From Emporis, "The JPMorgan Chase Tower (formerly the Union Carbide Building) is a skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, designed by the office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. It was built in 1961, and served as the headquarters for Union Carbide before that company moved to Danbury, Connecticut and was bought by Dow Chemical. It is currently the world headquarters for JPMorgan Chase. The building is 52 stories high and is currently undergoing a full renovation in order to achieve a LEED Platinum certification." Check out PGBV's blog for more of his creations

4 World Financial Center

One of the buildings from the well known World Financial Center comes to SimCity from darknono35. For people who want the entire center a lot with all the buildings will become available soon. From Simtropolis:


"FOUR WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER

Located: Battery Park City, Lower Manhattan, New York City
The Four World Financial Center ( or " North Tower " ), completed in 1986 is located at 250 Vesey Street.
It's 152 meters in 34 floors, and 167.000 m² of offices are fully occupied by Merrill Lynch.
The building is recognizable by its square roof , and consists of several steps.

152 meters
34 floors
style: post modern
Plop Cost: 10239 $
Jobs: 2108 CO$$

No dependencies"



425 Lexington Avenue

From PGBV comes 425 Lexington Avenue, a small but notable skyscraper in amongst the Midtown streetscape. From Simtropolis:

"425 Lexington Avenue  

-Helmut Jahn, 1988
 

Jahn, the Chicago-based architect, designed this building to blend with and compliment its surroundings.  This was required in a neighborhood with so many architecturally rich and recognizable buildings such as the Chrysler Building, just next door, and the UN Secretariat down the street.  Jahn's Manhattan works also include Park Avenue Tower, 750 Lexington, and the CitySpire Center.  All are great examples of the architect's bizarre style and 80's opulence.

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About this BAT:

Type: Plopable CO$$$
Jobs: 2,828
Cost: $28,500

All credit for the excellent modding goes to Gwail.

Note: This is a DarkNite BAT.  There may or may not be a Maxis night version released in the future.

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Dependencies:

NYBT Essentials
SimFox Day'n'Nite Mod

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Other:

I've also updated 320 Park Avenue.  It is now NWM friendly and also has been turned into a CO$$$ plopable by Gwail.

This is my first BAT created using 3ds max so it's not perfect.

If you like this, please check out my other BATs."


Seagram Building

SimFox's wonderful BAT of the Seagram Building is available on the STEX. From Simtropolis,

"Less is More!"
L. Mies van der Rohe

Seagram Building by Ludwig Mies van der  Rohe built for Canadian booze peddler Seagram and Songs Plc is considered to be both finest example and originator of "corporate box" - or so called International Style.

Apparent simplicity is deceiving. By the time 38 storey tower on New York Park Avenue has been opened in 1958 it was the most expensive skyscraper ever built, and it curtain wall made out of solid bronze and bronze tinted glass still remains the most expensive facade to this day!


This download include:

  • Seagram building model file
  • 4x6 Ploppable Lot with Co$$$ jobs
  • 4x6 Growable Lot
  • 4x6 Landmark Lot

Installation Instructions:

Unzip content of the archive into your Plugin Folder.

Key Stats:

Grow Plop Landmark
Jobs 4328 Co$$$ / 6187 Co$$ 4328 Co$$$ / 6187 Co$$ N/A
Plop Cost N/A 36 408$ 232 800$
Monthly Cost N/A N/A 282$
Polution / radius:
air 23 / 6 23 / 6 6 / 1
water 23 / 7 23 / 7 5 / 2
garbage 9 / 0 9 / 0 25 / 0
Consumption:
water 1683 1683 0
power 156 156 170

Dependencies:

 NYBT Essentials 

SimFox Day'n'Nite mode

 Download- 4.24 MB


40 Wall Street
From Simtropolis:

"This is the second version of the awesome 40th Wall Street, one main symbol of New York City.
Built in only 11 months, it's an record and a pride for the New Yorkers !
 

In 1929 this building height of 283 meters and 70 floors was the tallest of the world, but was eclipsed by the Crysler Building the next year.

In the game:
Ploppable in landmark list with 5129 CO$$ of workers.
Dependencies:
American Flag.dat
BSC MEGA props - DEA vol01.dat
Taco Bell props.dat
Maxi Amill offset 22 m
Schwab Building ( inside )


PS: Schwab Building added to the lot.

Remove the old version before run the game for prevent all bug in SC4." Created by Darkono35




Cherry Hill Fountain

 Another great BAT from Seraf, Cherry Hill Fountain in Central Park. From Simtropolis, This time my new bat is lovely small fountain from New York's Central Park. It's called Cherry Hill Fountain and it was designed in 1860 by one of Central Park genius creators Jacob Wrey Mould. Fountain is located on the west side of famous Bethesda Fountain and it was originally used as watering trough for horses. Small, but beautyful. Enjoy ;)

Lot size: 3x3 tile.
Landmark
More information in readme.  


One Penn Plaza 

 From Simtropolis, "this bat is a collaboration between me and Heblem, Thanks to Heblem for this great Model ! This is my contribution for the New York Bat Team.

Description:

One Penn Plaza is a skyscraper near Pennsylvania Station in New York City, west of Seventh Avenue, between 33rd and 34th Streets. It was designed by Kahn & Jacobs and completed in 1972. It reaches 229 meters (750 feet) with 57 floors. The tower has setbacks at three places; 7th, 14th, and 55th floors. From its location on the West side of Manhattan, most South, West and North facing tenants have unobstructed views of the Hudson River.

Crédits:

BAT, LOT / configuration, READ ME, Installer by Heblem

Lot by Kelismatic
Special thanks to Ripplejet (Tage) for model configuration help." Created by Heblem and Kelismatic.
 

Joesph Pulitzer Fountain

A wonderful BAT from Seraf to add to the download section, the Pulitzer Fountain in front of the Plaza Hotel. From Simtropolis:

"Ok, next fountain. Bored? I hope not :D This nice fountain was designed by Thomas Hastings from Carrère and Hastings in 1916 as part of the plan for the Grand Army Plaza on Manhattan. It's called "Pulitzer Fountain" in memory of Joseph Pulitzer, founder of Pulitzer Prize, he also left $50,000 for building this fountain.

Lot size: 3x4 tile.
Landmark
More information in readme."



Wall Street Plaza (88 Pine Street)


NYBT Presents- Wall Street Plaza aka 88 Pine Street

Located in the Financial District of New York, Wall Street Plaza is a modern 33 story office building. The building stands out in the skyline with its white aluminum facade, despite being slightly hidden. Specifically, the building is behind the Continental Center along Wall and Pine Streets. An alternative name for Wall Street Plaza is Orient Overseas Building.

Included in the Zip file is 2 Versions, CO$$ and CO$$$ both are growable only. If you want to plop it, use the Extra Cheats Plugin DLL. In game, the CO$$ version is called Wall Street Plaza, while the CO$$$ version is called Orient Overseas Building.

Stats-
Lot Size- 5x3
Occupant Types- CO$$ and CO$$$
Occupant Size- CO$$ 3042 and CO$$$ 2890
Stage- 8

Dependencies
BSC Mega Prop Pack- CP Vol01
CP Prop Pack 2009a
PorkieProps Vol2

Please download this packages so there won't be missing props or brownboxes or Dependency fairies attacking you. Also, keep the Model File and the des. files.

Special Thanks to BSC and Porkie for their props and Special thanks to SimFox, and SimHoTToDDy for their suggestions(especially for the glass), as well as NYBT and TWrecks(for suggestion of the roof).

Enjoy!
Created by Sgt Pepper


Woolworth Building 


The famous Woolworth Building has finally been BATed in accurate beauty.

From Simtropolis, "the Woolworth Building is one of the oldest and most famous skyscrapers of Borough of Manhattan at New York. At 57 stories, is one of the oldest—and one of the most famous—skyscrapers in New York City. More than 95 years after its construction, it is still one of the fifty tallest buildings in the United States as well as one of the twenty tallest buildings in New York City. The building is a National Historic Landmark, having been listed in 1966.

Ploppable in Landmark file
Style: Neogothique
Construction Cost: 88520 $
Jobs: 5236

Architect: Cass Gilbert

Created by darknono35


St. Nicholas Church


A pre-9/11 New York structure for your cities. From Simtropolis, "NYBT presents S. Nicholas Orthodox Greek Church.

The ol' Greek Church I did for NYBT not too long ago(well...maybe about a half year) is back on the STEX! Modded and everything, thanks to Gwail for that and for keeping it safe.

The St. Nicholas Orthodox Greek Church was once located in the Financial District of New York right across the street from the World Trade Center. Despite its small size and odd location, the church had a good amount of members attending it always. It was unfortunately destroyed in the September 11th attacks.

Ploppable Landmark Only. Two Versions included.
W2W Version, and a non-W2W version with the size of the real one.
W2W Lot Size- 1x3
Real Life Version Lot Size- 3x3
Plop Cost-..........well I can't actually remember...I forgot to write it down...I think its about 10,000 or slightly higher...someone post a comment to confirm the plop cost please. Thanks...
"

Dependencies- NYBT Essentials for the Custom Queries. Created by Sgt Pepper (aka simcityfan12)


Home Insurance Plaza


Another wonderful creation from the New York BAT Team. From Simtropolis, "NYBT presents- Home Insurance Plaza

Home Insurance Plaza is finally back on the STEX! One of my interesting New York international styled skyscrapers.

Home Insurance Plaza was one of the first international-styled buildings to appear in the Financial District of New York after the completion of One Chase Manhattan Plaza. The real building is about 45 stories tall. The building is basically lost in the high-rise skyline of Lower Manhattan even though it is a tall structure.

Growable version only.

Occupant Type- CO$$
Occupant Size- 3637
                                          Lot size- 3x5

No dependencies. Enjoy the return of this BAT. Special thanks to NYBT member Aaron Graham for keeping it and taking the photos and reminding me of the stats."
Created by Sgt. Pepper


Federal Hall 

 From Simtropolis comes another creation from Lower Manhattan,  "NYBT Presents- Federal Hall





Now the once first official NYBT upload is back on the STEX.

Federal Hall is an old building located in the Financial District of New York City, right next to 40 Wall Street, or the Trump Building. The site(not the building itself) is famous for a few events like when George Washington was frist sworn in to be President. I believe this building once housed a Federal Reserve Bank branch once too.

Credits to Google Earth Modeler Mason Thrall for the basic shape(Hanson784 emailed me the file to finish it up) of the building(details and most of the textures were by me) and other Google Earth Modeler Anonymous(actual username from what I remember) for the 3d George Washington Statue that I re-textured and resized.

There are no dependencies for this file. It does not grow, its just a regular landmark without jobs.

LM Lot size- 2x4.

This was one of my early modeling attempts so it's probably not the best in textures or lighting...oh well :P"
Created by Sgt. Pepper


1552 Broadway (TGIF Friday's Times Square)

1552 Broadway, otherwise known as TGIF Friday's to tourists, adds a little bit of Times Square to your cities. Created by goofyguytpa
From Simtropolis, "Here is a 1x2 lot size of my rendition of TGIF in Times Square. It has been tweaked ever so slightly to fit in the design of my city.  There is a grow file and a plop file, each providing 67 CS$$ jobs"

  30 Hudson Street

 The bailout banker's come to SimCity with their headquarters at 30 Hudson Street in Jersey City, just across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan. 

 The building was completed in 2004 and at 42 floors is the tallest building in New Jersey. The building was designed by world renowned architect Cesar Pelli.  From Simtropolis, "First of all due a request by a friend I finally introduce this tower located in Jersey City, near to New York city, and part of New York metro.  

Goldman Sachs Tower (30 Hudson Street) is a Goldman Sachs office tower in Jersey City, New Jersey. It is the tallest building in New Jersey, and the tallest in the United States of any building not in its metropolitan area's largest city. The tower has 42 floors and is 238 m (781 feet) tall. In game heights are 410 meters. 6x4" Created by Heblem

Download- 5.92MB

345 Park Avenue

The much anticipated BAT from PBGV; 345 Park Avenue. It is located in Midtown between 51st and 52nd Street next to the Seagram Building and St. Bartholomew's Church. It was completed in 1969, is 44 stories tall and is home to the financial firm the Blackstone Group. 

From Simtropolis,  "Another building from Midtown Manhattan.

Plopable Commercial $38000 plop cost 5897 high wealth jobs"

U.S. Armed Forces Recruiting Station

The small recruiting station in Times Square comes to SimCity. Froms Simtropolis, "Here's the Armed Forces Station in Times Square. It's a jobless, plopable landmark and costs 1000 sim dollars. This honestly took ten minutes to BAT while I was waiting for laundry, and it really needs tru-nite to look right." Created by PBGV103




New York Supreme Courthouse



The NYC BAT Team brings famed courthouse from 1925 to the SIMing community thanks to the wonderful BATing skills of seraf. From the description on NYC.gov,

"The Supreme Courthouse (the New York County Courthouse) overlooks Foley Square and is located between Worth and Pearl Streets. The building houses the Supreme Court and the Office of the County Clerk.

'In 1927 the New York County Court moved from the old Tweed Courthouse to this spacious granite-faced building. The Boston architect Guy Lowell won a competition in 1913 with a design for a round building. Construction was delayed and the design altered to a hexagonal form; work finally began in 1919. The Roman classical style chosen was popular for courthouse architecture in the first decades of the 20th century.'

The courthouse was the first major New York commission for the well-known Boston architect Guy Lowell (1870-1927). He designed the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the building plan for Philips Academy at Andover, Massachusetts. He was also a landscape architect and designed formal gardens for Andrew Carnegie and J. Pierpont Morgan in New York. The courthouse rises above a 100-foot wide flight of steps to an imposing colonnade of 10 granite fluted Corinthian columns. Above the columns are engraved words attributed to George Washington: "The true administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good government." The lot is a 7x9



NYC MTA Bus - MCI D4500


Gwail of the NYC BAT team brings the MTA's fleet of livery buses comes to the streets of Sim New York.

From the description on Simtropolis,

"NYC BAT Team presents MCI D4500 / D4500CT, commuter coaches used by MTA New York City Transit. The model MCI D4500 (originally known as the 102-DL3), has being built by a canadian manufacturer Motor Coach Industries in 2001 - 2005. In 2006, MCI introduced the updated versions of the D4500, the "Classic" (CL) and "Contemporary" (CT) models.
NYC MTA bus - MCI D4500 Automata model by Gwail Textures by Gwail This is a pack of three NYC MTA MCI D4500 / D4500CT buses as additional automata vehicles:
  • MCI D4500 with standard NYC MTA livery.
  • MCI D4500 with special 9/11 NYC MTA livery, painted by the employees of MCI after the bus' damage during the 9/11 attack.
  • MCI D4500CF with standard NYC MTA livery.
The bus has fully functional realistic nightlight models for night-time running. Full details and installation instructions in the README file."




Bronx County Courthouse


The Bronx County Courthouse is one of the boroughs most recognizable landmarks and now it comes to SimCity thanks to nofunk.

From the description on Simtropolis, "The Bronx County Courthouse (now known as the Mario Merola Building) was built between 1931 and 1933 and designed by architects Max Hausel and Joseph Freedlander. After its completion, the Herald Tribune newspaper declared the mixed neoclassical and modern building a prime example of "Twentieth Century American style." This grand building was designated a New York City landmark in 1996. Now, there's also a trick. Such a stately and grandiose building can't just be plopped willy-nilly into any town; it requires an equally grand city. That is why this is only available as a reward! (Of course, if you know the trick, then I suppose you can still plop it.) A very special thanks to Andreas Roth for modding the reward lot and to JasonCW for help texturing.

Files included: nofunk_Bronx_County_Courthouse.dat This is the full reward lot. This is REQUIRED. Features TruNite. Lot size: 6x6 Occupants: 0 Plop cost: $84,000 Landmark effect: 80,30 (A readme and two screen shots are also included; these are not required for game play.)

Installation instructions: Simply unzip the contents of this folder into your Plugins folder." Enjoy


Swellfront Rowhomes


Marcszar is back with some new urban creations. Despite his latest work being based off of row houses from Troy, NY these row homes are very similar to other row homes in Brooklyn.

From SC4 Devotion, "Troy, New York is a gritty industrial city located on the Hudson River just north of Albany, the state capital. The east end of the Erie Canal terminates in Troy and the city is the seat of Rensselaer County.

Troy has a rich industrial history- the US steel industry was born in Troy in the early 1800s before gradually moving on and expanding to the midwest later in the 19th century. At one time the city manufactured most of the men's shirts and collars made in the US. Numerous precision instrument firms were located in Troy and a few still call the city home. The Emma Willard School, one of the first girls' boarding schools in the US, was established in Troy.

The country's first polytechnic university, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was also founded in the city.
Troy is well-known for being the home of "Uncle Sam." Legend has it that soldiers stationed at the Watervliet Arsenal across the Hudson River during the War of 1812 received food shipments from a Samuel Wilson in Troy who stamped his barrels with the initials "U.S." The initials actually stood for "United States [Army]" but soldiers familiar with Samuel Wilson assumed they stood for his nickname "Uncle Sam". Over many years, the "Uncle Sam" moniker evolved into the personification we are familiar with today. As in many other northeastern US cities, rowhouses were built throughout Troy in the 19th and early 20th centuries as the city grew.

Likewise, a trend towards suburban housing construction and deindustrialization led to the gradual depopulation of the city in the postwar era, an unfortunate process which is still ongoing today. As in many other aging cities in the US, parts of the city were demolished in the postwar era to make way for "urban renewal"- many historic buildings were demolished to make way for parking lots and housing projects, but examples of fine 19th century architecture still fill the city.


The rowhouse BATs in this set are based on two real "swell front" rowhouses in the North Central neighborhood of Troy though similar "swell front" rowhouses can be found in many other northeastern US cities. Each of the ten different rowhouses in this set sit on their own lot and have been paired with a random rowhouse prop for variety. All the lots are CAMpatible but do not require the CAM to function correctly. The lots will only grow on medium and high-density residential zones.
See the readme for stats and other details. You can view thumbnail images of all the rowhouses in this set here.

Dependencies:
(1) BSC Essentials - for the lot queries

Credits:
Many thanks to Diggis for creating the people props in these models and to BarbyW for modding assistance. As always my thanks also go to the BSC team for their constant support, advice, testing, and feedback as well as to everyone who offered advice and comments on this project in my SC4D BAT thread." Enjoy



599 Lexington Avenue


An architecturally angular skyscraper from 1986 makes it way into SimCity.

From Simtropolis, "Evening gents [and ladies], This is 599 lexington avenue, one this island on the Hudson River that you may or may not have heard of [Manhattan].

Said tower was constructed within the last millenium out of various manmade or natural materials and consists of an undefined amount of windows and stories arranged in such a manner so that it appears pleasing to the eye. For a more informative descriptive description, try wikipedia.
In all seriousness, the aforementioned scraper of the sky is located along Lexington Avenue next to the Citicorp Center and near the Lipstick Building.

It stands around 200m tall [approximation] and is most recognizable for its unique shade of teal and its triangular roof. The building is also host to a subway station which can be seen in the movie "the Taking of Pelham 123" [the new one].
Thats pretty much all I have to say. Enjoy -Kryptowhite Consists of: Landmark [Static] 4x4 CO$$ Growable 4x4

Dependencies: Subway Station:KW NYBT Subway Station-599 Lexington Avenue (available below) Lot Props:BSC MEGA Props - CP Vol01 Base Texture:BSC Textures Vol 2 Overlay Textures: NDEX Base Texture Set 1 PEG CDK3 Small Ferry Landing [? don't know how that happened]. Complaining about dependencies will lead to a gypsy curse on your soul.
Created by Kryptowhite


599 Lexington Avenue Subway Station


The brand new subway station located in the plaza of 599 Lexington Avenue makes its way into SimCity.

From Simtropolis, "This here concoction is a dual purpose upload. It contains a prop I made for my 599 Lexington Avenue upload as a dependency, but also an individual lot for those of you who wish to use just the station. It also has an invisible building for the subway which i needed for the functional station [as the station itself is a prop]. So this is what you get, a little small side upload to go along with the big boy upload [which should come in a few minutes].

Take it or leave it, its not my best effort so i won't be offended if you tell me I'm a loser :P
Contains: 1x1 functional subway station lot -Prop file: 599 Lexington Avenue subway station -Building file: Functional invisible subway station No dependencies!" Created by Kryptowhite


885 Third Avenue


Completed in 1986 and designed by Philip Johnson standing 885 Third Avenue stands 36 stories above Midtown.

From Simtropolis, "53 at Third or the "Lipstick Building" is located at 885 3rd Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. It was named for its appearance (similar to a lipstick container). It's façade is made of stainless steel and red and salmon polished granite. There are no dependencies." Created by PBVG


40 Wall Street

40 Wall Street is stands 70 stories above Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan. Originally known as the Bank of Manhattan Trust building, it was later known by its street address and today is known as the The Trump Building after it was purchased by Donald Trump in 2006.

The building, located on Wall Street between Nassau Street and William Street.

It was completed in 1930 after only 11 months of construction after a race to get completed before the Chrysler Building could claim the title of the "world tallest building" though that title was short lived as the Empire State Building took it in 1931.
From Simtropolis, "The most due update was finaly come in ! This is the second version of the awesome 40th Wall Street, one main symbol of New York City.
Built in only 11 months, it's an record and a pride for the New Yorkers !
In 1929 this building hight of 283 meters and 70 floors was the tallest of the world, but was eclipsed by the Crysler Building the next year.
In the game: Ploppable in landmark list with 5129 CO$$ of workers.
Dependencies:
American Flag.dat BSC MEGA props - DEA vol01.dat Taco Bell props.dat Maxi Amill offset 22 Schwab Building ( inside)" Created by darknono35



Apple Store (Fifth Avenue)

The famous Apple Store on Fifth Avenue comes to SimCity. The flagship NYC Apple Store is located on Fifth Avenue in the plaza of the General Motors Building (5th and 59th Street) and is a glass cube completed in 2006. A glass elevator and spiral staircase transports customers to the store underneath the plaza.


FDNY Ladder 10 Fire Engine

Some great FDNY automata from Gwail as a dedicated to the hero's of 9/11. From Simtropolis:

"Both units are from Ten House at 124 Liberty Street, NYC. Both units have been destroyed on September 11, 2001 due to WTC Towers collapsion and replaced within couple of months.

Engine 10 is a 2002 1000/500 HP Seagrave High Pressure Pumper. Ladder 10 is a rear-mount aerial fire truck designed by Seagrave Fire Apparatus to FDNY specifications. It's one of twenty-five 2001 Seagrave 100 foot rearmounts, delivered in late 2001 and early 2002. The Ladder Company 10 re-entered service on February 19, 2002, the new apparatus has been delivered on March 28, 2002. This particular rearmount is the only one in the FDNY fleet, with the distinctive murals painted on its sides. The 23-foot illustrated mural, designed and donated by Seagrave employees, and similar to the 911 memorial flag-raising image, was applied to both sides of the body to depict a front view of the flag raising on the driver side, and the back view on the officer side (source: www.fdnytenhouse.com).

Both models have fully function flashing / realistic blinking lights and nightlight models for nighttime running.
Important: if you use any light mods, such as Gizmo's day and night mods, be sure that any model is loaded AFTER the mods, for proper lighting. Don't forget to download SimGoober's Ten House fire station. Full details and installation instructions in the README file. If you have any question or bug report, please visit my development thread at SC4Dev." Created by the NY BAT Team.

17 State Street

From Simtropolis, "This is a quick tower recreation of 17 State Street in Lower Manhattan for the New York BAT Team. Honestly it took about 3 hours tops. A very simple building, although it did provide one challenge in that the base was literally impossible to find pictures of because it is hidden so well beneath the building.

However, i was able to get it, I exaggerated the size a bit so that it is slightly visible from some views so you know it is there. I also chose to make it a diagonal lot rather than a NAM curve as I planned because it takes forever to figure out those dimensions and tonight was really my last chance to get this thing done for a few weeks.
Anyway, I think it turned out well, in RL the building is fairly noticeable due to it's proximity to the waterfront and its well-known glass curved wall facing the water. A simple yet pretty tower, its 165 meters in RL, scaled up 133% for a realistic looking BAT here. 43 stories tall, and obviously located at 17 state street next to Battery Park. I'd like to dedicate this one to Simcity4fan12 for his excellent job in getting together a great group to BAT New York. Anyways: Comes as a Static Landmark and a Growable CO$$. No Dependencies. Growable is stage 8 and not diagonal because growing diagonals is pointless." Created by Kryptowhite

Download-2.54 MB

One Brooklyn Bridge Plaza (375 Pearl Street)

Built in 1976 One Brooklyn Bridge Plaza is one of the most well known ugly building in the Manhattan skyline and has been captured in many movies and TV shows. Now it's in SimCity.

This building serves as a data center housing NY Telephone and Co telecom equipment (which was purchased by Verizon Wireless) and rises 32 stories above the streets. It also built out of concrete to protect it from potential attacks. Interestingly enough the leftover funds were used to build Murray Bergtraum High School which is right next to the building.

In 2006 the building owner (Verizon) planned to sell the building to developers and convert it into an office building in hopes of updating the buildings facade with glass and redoing the interior for office space but plans fell through due to the current financial crisis. Though had the plan gone through One Brooklyn Bridge would look like the new glassy version of 1095 Avenue of the Americas as which is now owned by MetLife.

From Simtropolis, "The infamous "eye sore" finally comes to Simcity. This building is based on 375 Pearl Street in New York. This lot contains the high-rise part only. The low-rise building will come soon as a seperate prop or maybe a lot. The building is a growable High Tech skyscraper with 1152 jobs and sits on a 5x4 lot. Sorry no ploppable version. If you have the extra cheats plugin, then you could plop it.
Enjoy." Created by simcity4fan12.



130 Liberty Street (Deutsche Bank Building)

130 Liberty in Lower Manhattan was only became well known recently due to 9/11 which it was heavily damaged in. The building had a multistory gash in it, deemed structurally unsound and as a result is in the process of being (very slowly) torn down.

A new building will be constructed some time in the future called 5 Word Trade Center. From Simtropolis, "
Based on 130 Liberty Street in New York, or the Deutsche Bank Building. The real building currently is being demolished do to being damaged beyond repair in the September 11, 2001 attacks. The lot will be the future site of the new 5 WTC.

The Building is a growable 4x5 lot and is Medium Wealth Commercial Office with 5335 jobs.

Enjoy." Created by simcity4fan12


MTA/NJ Transit RTS Bus


Even more NYC buses for to take a spin around your city in. This time GMC RTS buses from Glenni who modded his props into drivable buses. He even included an NJ Transit version because Jersey is the 6th borough afterall ;)

From Simtropolis: "This is the GMC RTS, one of the most common buses across North America, the buses operate in many cities and states, these particular buses i made are based on MTA (New York City transit) and NJ Transit ( New jersey Transit). I don't plan on doing any reskins to this, but if you want to make one, feel free to do so. Just give me credit. Now, these buses would never work without the help of Simfanatik. I made the models, but the modding, lightning and simply the functionality of these were made possible by Simfanatik, big kudos to him! Important: Bus 1 is (MTA) New york Bus 2 is (Nj Transit) New jersey Both files come as additionals. and replacements.  

Remember that you can only have one replacement file, if you install both the only one bus will appear, in addition it might appear rather screwy. Keep your eyes peeled for more buses coming from me and Simfanatik in the future. Models: Glenni Modding & Nightlighting: Simfanatik"


MTA Bus- Orion VII

Another great bus by Gwail for your sim streets, this time a hybrid buses to reduce emission. From Simtropolis, "I'm presenting another bus of my NYC MTA recreation project. It's an Orion VII (first generation), a low-floor bus used by MTA New York City Transit, being built by a canadian manufacturer Orion International in 2001 - 2007, replaced by Orion VII NG (next generation). NYC MTA bus - Orion VII Automata model by Gwail Textures by Gwail This is a set of buses - both as a replacement of Maxis' standard bus and as an additional automata. There are 3 different versions:
  • Orion VII CNG propelled with the NYC MTA livery,
  • Orion VII Hybrid-electric wit the NYC MTA livery,
  • Orion VII Hybrid-electric - with the Port Authority of NY & NJ livery.
All the buses have fully functional nightlight models for nighttime running. Full details and installation instructions in the README file." Created by Gwail



MTA Bus- Orion V
More NYC automata for your Sim streets. From Simtropolis, "Here comes Orion V, a suburban highway coach used by MTA New York City Transit, being built by a canadian manufacturer Orion International in 1989 - 2008. It's the first automata from my NYC MTA recreation project - I'm going to make most buses used by NYC MTA.

NYC MTA bus - Orion V

Automata model by Gwail
Textures by Gwail
This is a set of two NYC MTA buses Orion V - both as replacement of Maxis' standard bus and as an additional automata. There are 2 different versions of bus propelling - conventional and CNG.
All the buses have fully functional, advanced nightlight models for nighttime running.
Full details and installation instructions in the README file." Enjoy.


New York Marriot World Financial Center (85 West Street)

Built in 1991 this building is a short and gets lost in the skyline of Lower Manhattan. To try to make it stand the architect designed the facade in orange bricks. Even though it was damaged in 9/11 it was restored and reopen for guests.

From Simtropolis, "I finally updated the original by changing textures and adding or removing certain details. I'm not sure if any one remembers the old one I uploaded(The Resident hotel), but this one is much improved and (if you downloaded the old one) you shouldn't have to delete the original. This time it is Medium wealth Commercial with 1555 jobs. There is no ploppable available, it developes like the other maxis buildings. This building is based on 85 West Street or The Marriott Financial Center(proper title?) in New York, though IT IS NOT INTENDED TO BE ACCURATE." Created by simcity4fan12


AT&T Long Lines Building (33 Thomas Street)


Not one of New York's most beautiful buildings but still necessary if you're recreating NYC. It is located in Tribeca and serves as a data center in real life and was built in 1974 in the Brutalist architectural think anyone wants to see if those claims are true.

From Simtropolis, "*Updated * I fixed some stats. The real building has no windows(except for the entrance) so it does not light up at night.(I've seen a pic of it at night, it's one of the darkest buildings in Lower Manhattan) This BAT is based on the AT&T Long Lines Building in New York. It is not intended to be accurate though. Since its a telephone switching building(or something like that), I wasn't completely sure if it should be commercial or industrial(like high tech?) so I made it a High Tech Industry Growable with 1305 jobs. It sits on a 6 by 4 lot. Hope you like it. If you want it to be commercial or ploppable, I'm sorry you have to do that yourself." Created by simcity4fan12

42-44 Bond Street


Another great SoHo (this BAT is from NoHo actually) creation hits the STEX brought to by beutelschurf, 42-44 Bond Street. From Simtropolis, "This building is originaly located in 42-44 Bond Street. The rebuild is a growable and/or a functional landmark and comes as a commercial office building with 84 jobs. Its on a lot of 1x2 tiles and is good for W2W cities."




NYPD ESU Police Truck

From Simtropolis, "Here comes the NYPD ESU police truck as a replacement of Maxis' standard police truck. I've found first pic of this truck while looking for good photos of some NYC buildings and couldn't resist not to do it. The model has fully function flashing / realistic blinking lights and nightlight models for nighttime running.
Base automata model created by Swamper77
Automata modifications by Gwail
Textures and flashing lights created by Gwail
Important: if you use any light mods, such as Gizmo's day and night mods, be sure that NYPD ESS model is loaded AFTER the mods, for proper lighting.
Full details and installation instructions in the README file. If you have any question or bug report, please visit my development thread at SC4Dev." Created by Gwail


Freedom Tower (One World Trade Tower)

Freedom Tower (now called One World Trade) has finally been brought to SimCity by nycc06 after highly anticipated attempts by several BATer's.

As a last BAT for
nycc06 this is possibly his finest work and is sure to become one of the most popular downloads on various fansites. From the description at Simtopolis:


"Ok, here’s the one we have all been waiting for, it is my great honour to present the second part of my new WTC project, OneWorldTradeCenter, aka the FreedomTower. The tower has taken the best of this year to create and is my last gmax project that I will be making because I will soon be moving onto 3ds max.
The tower is 541m high and occupies a lot size of 7x5tiles. The lot is a partial diagonal lot although a non-diagonal version will soon be availabe from the sc4devotion LEX. The building provides 9100 CO$$$ jobs. Hope you all like my newest BAT project. Thanks again for all the support with making this tower.
Files Included
CO$$$ Plopable version
Landmark Version

Dependencies:
None

Credits:
Kd5rax for use of tree models in the bat.
Special Thanks:
This goes to SimFox and Bixel in particular for all their help and advice with this project. Also very big thanks to all you at Simtropolis for helping and supporting me with this project."







New Goldman Sachs Headquarters

The unscrupulous investment firm Goldman Sachs is constructing a new 44 story headquarters in Battery Park City, even though they have the headquarters the have at 30 Hudson Street in Jersey City right across the river that is only 5 years old...

Despite this nycc06 has BATed a wonderful rendition of what the building will look like when it it completed later this year.

"
In celebration of my 19th birthday, I present to you the first phase of my New World trade Centre development project, The Goldman Sachs New World HQ (NWTC6). The tower is currently under construction in lower Manhattan and will be due for opening later this year. The tower stands at 228.3m high and provides 4450 CO$$$ jobs. Anyway, sorry for being away from the stex for the past few months, check out my thread for updates on the development of phase 2, the Freedom Tower (NWTC1). Hope you all enjoy the new BAT.

Files Included

CO$$$ Plopable version
CO$$$ Growable version
Landmark Version

Dependencies:
None

Credits:
Kd5rax for use of tree models in the bat."

Enjoy! Bailout not included.


72 Fifth Avenue

A new creation from beutelschlurf, 72 Fifth Avenue located the neighborhood North of Houston Street; NoHo for short.

From the description on Simtropolis:

"This building is originaly located in 72 5th Avenue in New York. The rebuild is a growable and/or a functional landmark and comes as a commercial office building with 160 jobs. Its on a lot of 1x2 tiles and is good for W2W cities."


96 Spring Street

A bit of SoHo in Simcity. From Simtropolis, "This building is originally located in 96 Spring Street in New York. The rebuild is a functional landmark and comes as a commercial offices building with 175 jobs. Its on a lot of 1x2 tiles and is good for W2W cities. Ploppable Version: Lot size: 1 x 2 tiles" Created by beutelschurf





Sears Department Store

From SimCity 4 Devotion, "This is a fictional BAT of an urban Sears Department Store. The design of this BAT was inspired by the architecture of the many W2W commercial/residential buildings found in New York City and other cities in the northeastern US. Before the 1960s one could find many similar urban department stores in cities throughout the US. Most cities lost their department stores in the postwar era as the suburbs and their accompanying shopping malls siphoned commercial activity away from city centers. Only a few of the largest cities (New York, Chicago, etc.) have managed to retain department stores and other commercial activity in their downtown cores.

In real life such a building would contain shops and stores on the ground floor and offices or apartments on the upper floors. Since such mixing of zones is not currently possible in SimCity 4, two lots for this BAT have been included: a CS§§ lot and an R§§ lot. The lots are CAMpatible but do not require the CAM to grow. They will only grow on medium or high-density commercial/residential zones next to street corners.

See the readme for stats and other details.

Dependencies:

(1) BSC Essentials - for the lot queries" Created by marcszar.


New York City Highrise Public Housing Set 3

From SimCity 4 Devotion, "There are six growable residential lots included in this set- each lot is named after (but does not necessarily resemble) a real housing project in New York City. Each lot has a different arrangement of housing blocks. The lots are CAMpatible but do not require the CAM to grow. They will only grow on high-density residential zones- it helps to hold down the CTRL key when zoning areas large enough for these lots. All six lots will be installed into your plugins folder when you run the installer; simply delete any lots you don't want after running the installer. This is the last of the three NYC public housing sets released on the LEX- for now. ;-)

See the readme for stats and other details."

Dependencies:

(1) BSC Essentials - for the lot queries

(2) BSC Textures Vol. 1 - for the base and overlay textures

(3) BSC Textures Vol. 2 - for the base and overlay textures

(4) BSC Textures Vol. 3 - for the base and overlay textures

(5) BSC Mega Props SG Vol. 1 - for the lampposts

(6) BSC Mega Props CP Vol. 1 - for the hedges, fences, and other props

(7) BSC Mega Props Misc. Vol. 2 - for the lamppost light cones

(8) Colossus Addon Mod - recommended for better gameplay (optional)

Created by marcszar.



New York City Highrise Public Housing Set 2

From SimCity 4 Devotion, "There are six growable residential lots included in this set- each lot is named after (but does not necessarily resemble) a real housing project in New York City. Each lot has a different arrangement of housing blocks. The lots are CAMpatible but do not require the CAM to grow. They will only grow on high-density residential zones- it helps to hold down the CTRL key when zoning areas large enough for these lots. All six lots will be installed into your plugins folder when you run the installer; simply delete any lots you don't want after running the installer. This is the last of the three NYC public housing sets released on the LEX- for now. ;-)

See the readme for stats and other details."

Dependencies:

(1) BSC Essentials - for the lot queries

(2) BSC Textures Vol. 1 - for the base and overlay textures

(3) BSC Textures Vol. 2 - for the base and overlay textures

(4) BSC Textures Vol. 3 - for the base and overlay textures

(5) BSC Mega Props SG Vol. 1 - for the lampposts

(6) BSC Mega Props CP Vol. 1 - for the hedges, fences, and other props

(7) BSC Mega Props Misc. Vol. 2 - for the lamppost light cones

(8) Colossus Addon Mod - recommended for better gameplay (optional)

Created by marcszar.


New York City Highrise Public Housing Set 1

From SimCity 4 Devotion, "The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) was created in 1934 in the midst of the Great Depression to provide badly-needed housing to New York City's many working families. At first the NYCHA focused on rehabilitating and remodeling existing tenements in the Lower East Side to transform them into public housing. Many of these early rebuilds - such as the "First Houses" - still survive and function as public housing today. By the late 1930s it was clear that large developments with new buildings would need to be built to keep up with demand.

In the 1930s and early 1940s, the NYCHA began construction of housing projects on a massive scale. These first few projects were actually low-rise apartment blocks, not the drab high-rise towers we associate with public housing today. It was only in the postwar era when the Corbusian "tower in the park" concept was adopted for most public housing in New York and the rest of the US.

Beginning in the 1970s and accelerating through the 1990s to today, most American cities have demolished their high-rise housing projects as politics and social and economic realities have changed the government's approach to public housing. Focus has shifted from the construction of high-rise towers to the provision of housing vouchers for private housing units instead. Some cities such as Baltimore, Chicago, and Detroit have demolished their high-rise housing projects and have begun replacing them with modern rowhouses, detached houses, or low-rise apartment blocks to provide a mix of subsidized and market-rate housing. So far, New York City has resisted this trend. It has experimented with the construction of smaller-scale mixed income housing, but the city has no plans to demolish its existing public housing for the foreseeable future.

There are fifteen growable residential lots included in this set- each lot is named after a real housing project in New York City. Each lot has a different arrangement of housing blocks; thus all the lots have different stats. The stage 6, 7, and 8 lots are CAMpatible (but do not require the CAM) and the stage 9 and 10 lots are CAMeLOTs (they require the CAM). The lots will only grow on high-density residential zones- it helps to hold down the CTRL key when zoning areas large enough for these lots. All fifteen lots will be installed into your plugins folder when you run the installer; simply delete any lots you don't want after running the installer. For example, you may wish to keep only the 5x2 and 5x5 lots if you want to grow these housing towers within small city blocks or you may wish to keep only the larger 5x10, 10x10, and 15x15 lots if you want to grow these housing towers on large expanses of land.

This is the second of three NYC housing project sets. Keep an eye on the LEX for the next set in the series! " Created by marcszar.



Macy's Department Store

The world famous Macy's comes to SimCity. From the description on Simtropolis,

"Macy's Department Store built in 1902 in New York. This beautiful Beaux-Arts style building was the source of my distress and frustration in the last four months. But now I know it's worthwhile and I hope that Macy's will look nice in your cities :)

This is the original building, without the part that was built later.

Archive contains 2 versions of the building, the first one with contemporary roof, the second one is inspired with the original roof. Each version contains holiday edition.
Lot size is 5x11, each edition available as grow and landmark.

More information in readme :)" Created by seraf.


The World Trade Center

From master BATer Rubrik3 comes a download of one of the most recognizable and historical places in Manhattan, the World Trade Center. From Simtropolis,

"Updated Jan. 29th. This update includes many tweaks by Vlakhaas to make the lot run a little smoother and have less dilapidation. The lot should have less of an effect on region and citywide demand, and now has double the subway capacity.
A BSC approved and reviewed release. The long wait is finally over. It's been a year in the making but the World Trade Center is finally coming to SimCity. This download includes the reward version of the complex and will give you another goal to try and accomplish. This lot is basically the same as the landmark lot with a few bonus features rewarded to you once you meet all of the requirements. PLEASE refer to the provided readme for all dependacy listings as well as the stats and reward requirements for the lot. If you're missing a prop or texture the solution is located within the included .htm file. Simply unzip the folder (making sure to read the readme) into your my documents/SC4/plugins folder. Much thanks to everyone at Simtropolis and the BSC Team for the support and the expertise needed for a lot of this scale. And thanks to SimGoober for use of his fabulous fauna props. Please refer to the readme for the extensive list of prop and texture packs used along with links to all of them." Don't forget to download the other dependencies.

Citigroup Building 3DS


Many thanks to jc84144 of Wired New York for sharing his excellent 3d work with the community. From Turbosquid, "This is a detailed 3D model of One Liberty Plaza, a 52 story office building in lower Manhattan, located behind the World Trade Center site. The model includes a core with elevator shafts. The model is very detailed, and was modelled from floor plans and photos."

One Liberty Plaza 3DS


"This model is free for non-comercail use. If you would like to use this model for comercail use, please email me at jc84144@googlemail.com to discuss the use. This model must not be resold. Enjoyed this model? Please donate :) Over 100 hours of hard work was spent creating this 3D model, if you would like to thank me please donate using Paypal. To donate, please go here: www.skyhigh3d.com/donate.html (copy and past link into the address bar on your browser) Any amount if very much appreciated!"

Thanks again jc84144. Enjoy all!


Bronx Rowhouse Set

More BAT's from the Bronx for SimCity. From the description at SC4 Devotion: "Here are some rowhouse BATs based on several real apartment buildings along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx. These large W2W apartment buildings can be found throughout the Bronx and in parts of upper Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, as well as in many other cities throughout the northeastern USA. Many of these rowhouses along the Grand Concourse were abandoned up until the early 1990s, when they were restored and reocuppied in the midst of a gentrification wave that spread from upper Manhattan into the lower parts of the Bronx."

There are 6 different versions of this BAT available- all the BATs sit on 2x3 lots. Three of the lots are low-wealth residential and three of the lots are medium-wealth residential. These lots are CAMpatible but do not require the CAM to grow. See the readme for stats and other details."

Created by
marcszar.


Bronx Apartment Building

More BAT's from the Bronx from marcszar. From SC4 Devotion:

"Lot Description:
This is a BAT of a small brick apartment building from the Bronx. These types of apartment buildings can be found in upper Manhattan and Brooklyn as well. This BAT, like many other apartment buildings along major streets in New York, contains several small shops on the ground level.

Four 3 x 3 corner lots have been included with this BAT. There are two low-wealth residential lots and two medium-wealth residential lots. These lots are CAMpatible but do not require the CAM to grow. See the readme for stats and other details.

Dependencies:

There are no external dependencies.

Credits:

My thanks go to the BSC team for their constant support, advice, testing, and feedback as well as to everyone who offered advice and comments on this project in my SC4D BAT thread. "


Lever House

From SC4 Devotion comes another Lever House for SimCity created by New York BATer marcszar. From the description;

"This is a new version of the Lever House BAT I released some time ago on the LEX. This new version has more realistic textures, better nightlights, and a few modeling tweaks. This BAT can be safely used alongside the older version, but a Cleanitol remove list has been included in the zip archive for those wishing to remove the older BAT before installing this one. This BAT sits on a 6 x 4 lot. Five lots have been included- growable CS and CO lots, ploppable CS and CO lots, and a LM lot. All five lots will be installed into your plugins folder; simply delete any lots you don't want after running the installer. The growable lots are CAMpatible but do not require the CAM to function correctly. See the readme for stats and other details.

The Lever House was built in 1952 by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill for the Lever Brothers soap company. It stands on Park Avenue in New York City, and like Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's famous Seagram Building right across the street, Lever House is a pioneering example of Modernist high-rise architecture. Lever House was only the second building in New York to be built using glass curtain wall construction. (Le Corbusier's Secretariat Building for the UN was the first.) The green-tinted glass used in the curtain wall was heat resistant and designed to reduce air conditioning loads within the building. The stainless steel mullions and window and spandrel glass of the curtain wall were designed with the intention of reducing maintenance costs, but they did not fare well under harsh weather. By the early 1990s, the curtain wall of the Lever House had deteriorated severely- water had leaked in behind the window mullions, corroding the supporting framing and allowing the mullions to bow and snap many of the spandrel panels. Varyingly-tinted green glass was used to replace broken spandrels and windows, giving the facade of the building a patchworked, neglected appearance. The building was renovated in 1998, and the patchworked curtain wall was completely replaced with modern weatherproof windows almost identical to the original ones in appearance.

Dependencies:

(1) BSC Mega Props D66 Volume 1- for the hedges and flower beds

(2) BSC Mega Props D66 Volume 2- for the hedges and flower beds

Credits:

My thanks go to the BSC team for their constant support, advice, testing, and feedback as well as to everyone who offered advice and comments on this project in my SC4D BAT thread."


IBM Building

Built in 1983 and designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes Associates the IBM Building stands above in Midtown on Madison Avenue in between 56th and 57th Street and is one Manhattan's iconic examples of postmodern architecture. The building also has an enclosed atrium with Bamboo trees and sculptures. From Simtropolis,

"IBM Building New York City


The building is located on 590 Madison avenue between 57th Street and 56th Street, IBM owned the building in the past but it has moved out of the building at the present.
The glass enclosed public gallery connects with the next door trump tower. Type: CO$$$ Jobs: 4688 Lot size: 4 by 4 tiles Growable and ploppable lots included." Created by desimciti.


FDNY Fire Truck Mod

More New York automata. This time FDNY fire engines created by Triborough. The description from Simtropolis, "This is a FDNY reskin based on the Swamper77 fire trucks and will replace the default ones in the game. They are reasonably accurate representations of FDNY apparatus.

Also of interest may our FDNY EMS ambulance for more of a New York experience." Created by Triborough



NYPD Police Car Mod

New York's finest come to the streets of SimCity. From Simtropolis, "BLaM nerdly_projects Cop Cars by nerdly_dood

This mod changes the in-game police car to a more realistic model than both the default one and the one that comes with the PEG cop car mod (which I used to create this; I have Pegasus' permission to release this update). It has your choice of standard bar-style red lights, or red and white lights in a V shape like real NYPD cars (Peg's mod has red and blue lights in a bar style rarely found in the US), and I also removed the numbers from the trunklid because every single cop car in your city (presumably a recreation of New York) had the same number.

This mod also replaces the police car props in your police station lots with a car that is identical to the ones driving on your streets. I intend to make and release a prop pack in the future so that you can have, if you want, a lot with every single one of my police cars in it (but I expect you would prefer several of the same kind)

Installation:

Just copy the dat file (ONLY ONE) to your SimCity plugins folder and play the game!

Dependencies:
A desire to have more realistic cop cars in your city; nothing that actually goes in your plugins folder... ;)

Help and Support:
Go to http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=4904.msg155448;topicseen#msg155448
to report EVEN THE SLIGHTEST PROBLEM except to report that the lights on top seem bent, I cannot help that." Created by nerdly_dood and the BLaM Team.



Parkside Apartments


From SC4 Devotion: "This BAT is not based off of any specific building in New York City, but its Art Deco design echoes that of many apartment buildings found throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. By the beginning of the 20th century, there was a gradual shift away from rowhouse construction in denser, newly-developed parts of Manhattan and the Bronx. Earlier in the 19th century, rowhouses were rapidly constructed all across New York. But by the turn of the century, developers and architects needed to design even larger buildings for the city's booming population. Their solution was the apartment block- large buildings with interior steel or wood framing (or occasionally masonry bearing-wall construction) with an exterior brick, tile, or stone veneer designed in the popular architectural styles of the day- Tudor Revival, Romanesque Revival, Art Deco, and Gothic Revival, for example. Like the rowhouses they evolved from, these brick apartment buildings were often W2W and contained large air/light shafts between blocks of buildings- these were often used as laundry-drying areas, playgrounds, and gardens by local residents. These large brick apartment blocks were built up till and throughout the interwar era. After WWII, there was a trend towards high rise construction instead. Such high rise "projects" were often clad with similar brick veneer but they usually were not embellished with the rich brick ornamentation of earlier buildings.

This BAT sits on a 4 x 4 low-wealth lot. Since the stats were generated with the PIM-X, this BAT is CAMpatible but it does not require the CAM to function properly. This lot will only grow on high-density residential zones.

See the readme for stats and other details.

Dependencies:

(1) BSC Textures Volume 2 - for several grass overlay textures

Credits:

My thanks go to the BSC team for their constant support, advice, testing, and feedback as well as to everyone who offered advice and comments on this project in my SC4D BAT thread." Created by marcszar





New York BAT Pack: Chanin Building and One Liberty Plaza

Completed in 1929 the art deco Chanin Building stands on 42nd Street across from the Chrysler Building. The base is decorated in art deco metalwork above the entrances and motifs. Learn more about the Chanin Building.

Formerly called the US Steel Building and completed in 1973 One Liberty Plaza is located in Lower Manhattan across Church Street from the World Trade Center site. It suffered moderate damage during the 9/11 attacks but has since been repaired. Learn more about One Liberty Plaza.

From Simtropolis;

"Chanin Building:
Lot: 5x3
Height: 198m
Adress: 122 East 42nd Street (southwest corner of Lexington Ave)
Landmark without jobs

One Liberty Plaza (former U.S. Steel Building):
Lot: 7x5
Height: 226m
Adress: 165 Broadway at Liberty, bet. Church and Cortlandt Streets
Landmark without jobs"




New York BAT Pack: Radio City Music Hall and the Associated Press Building

World famous Radio City Music Hall comes to SimCity accompanied by Rockefeller Center's Associated Press Building. Radio City Music Hall is most well known for being the home of the Radio City Rockette's and the birthplace of RCA Records.

The
Associated Press Building is known for being the headquarters of AP news agency.



From Simtropolis:


"Radio City Music Hall:
Lot: 4x5
Height: 125m
Adress: 6th Ave at West 50th Street
Landmark without jobs

Associated Press Building:
Lot: 4x4
Height: ? m
Adress: Rockefeller Plaza at West 50th Street
Landmark without jobs "

Created by ah123ah123



The pack includes:

Radio City Music Hall:
Lot: 4x5
Height: 125m
Adress: 6th Ave at West 50th Street
Landmark without jobs

Associated Press Building:
Lot: 4x4
Height: ??m
Adress: Rockefeller Plaza at West 50th Street
Landmark without jobs

New York Townhouses

The stately townhouses from the Upper East Side come to SimCity. From Simtropolis;

"As requested by many, here comes my old "Lexington Homes" in a new updated pack with four colour variation to create more variety in the row-homes areas of your cities.
Those houses are inaugurally modelled after two buildings opposite the MoMa on 53rd Street in New York, the style is typical for the richer one-family houses that are built on the narrow lots on Manhattans Upper East and Upper West.
The buildings are R$$ and grow on 1 x 1 or 1 x 2 lots. In the real world, those buildings are of course R$$$, but they make up lots of trouble for people in the game by "cancer-spreading" around the town followed by mass-abandonment when they build as $$$.
The names on the different houses are Lexington, Madison, Roosevelt and Garcia Homes. The Lexongton and Madison are named after the avenues in the neighbourhood where you can see a lot of those houses. Roosevelt is named after Roosevelt Island (and of course president Roosevelt who named the Island). The Garcia might be less obvious in its New York connection, it is named after New Yorks Joel Garcia, one of the best BAT architects back in the SC3000 days. So this building is my honour to anice fellow in the Sim City communityand also a honour to one of the survivors of the 9/11 attack.
Install tips:
If you already have some old Lexington Homes version (either R$$ or R$$$) installed, you can keep it along with the new set. If you delete the old one, all your old Lexingtons will be gone. If you install the new set straight off while keeping the old lots, of course the Lexingtons will grow more often than the others because they are doubled in the plugins folder. To avoid this, simply delete the Lexingtons from the new set." Created by Odd from Sweden.

Times Square Toy R Us

Constructed in 2001 the Times Square Toys R Us flagship store is located on Broadway between 44th and 45th Streets. The store boasts some impressive displays such as a 20 foot tall animatronic replica of the T-Rex from Jurassic Park, a two story Barbie doll house and a working 60 foot ferris wheel that you can ride on. From the description at Simtropolis;

"Did this thing a while ago but never uploaded cause it's not 100% accurate but awful close. It was something I needed for a section in my city. thought a few might like it though so here it is. It sits on an 8x4 lot and is a ploppable landmark and costs 18,000 to plop. No jobs but I thought the night lighting looked kinda cool."

Created by
goofyguytpa.



Brooklyn Rowhouse Set

From SC4 Devotion; "Here is an addon to my previously-released New York City Rowhouse Set: another set featuring rowhouses commonly seen in Brooklyn, New York. Many of these rowhouses can also been found in the Bronx as well as in Queens. These rowhouses are typically located in residential neighborhoods of lower density than my previous rowhouse set. While the types of rowhouses from my previous set can often contain shops on the ground level, this is not very common in solidly-residential rowhouses like those in this set.

A total of five R$$ lots are included in this set, with each lot featuring two completely-unique buildings. Each of the 2 x 2 lots feature paired rowhouses slightly offset from each other. When grown in a row, this slight offset between rowhouse pairs will allow a zig-zagged line of rowhouses to line your city streets. These rowhouses are fully CAMpatible as their stats have been generated with the X-Tool, but the CAM is not required for them to grow.

Such rowhouses were built throughout New York City and other large northeastern American cities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. You'll notice many small gaps between the rowhouses- these were barely legal air shafts designed by the rowhouse developers so that they could fit as many tenants as possible into a building that used up as much of the lot as possible without drawing the attention of New York's Council of Hygiene and Public Health. You can read more about the history of New York City's tenements here.

Up until the 1950s, these rowhouses were home to a variety of tenants- blue collar workers, immigrants, the newly-emerging white collar office class, and a myriad of minority populations as well. However, with racial tensions and white flight, deindustrialization, and suburbanization fueled by the new Interstate Highway System, the city lost roughly a million residents from the 1960s to the 1980s before rebounding in the early 1990s. As the upper classes were moving out, blacks from the South and other minorities moved in. Even with the influx of minorities, population density in rowhouse neighborhoods fell sharply and much of New York City's housing stock began deteriorating rapidly.

By the 1980s, riots, looting, arson, and widespread abandonment were responsible for the destruction of many of these rowhouses, and some parts of the city (Bronx in particular) were filled with vacant, burned-out shells and empty lots reminiscent of WWII ruins in Europe. Many residents were convinced New York City was in a permanent decline, but beginning in the early 1990s, a resurgent economy, new policing tactics, and a new city government led New York City into a renaissance. Many rowhouses have been repaired and rents have soared as the city's rising population demands more and more housing.

See the readme for stats and other details. "

Created by marcszar.





Pinehurst Apartments


The tudor style apartments which can be found all over the city, specifically Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, make their way into SimCity. From SimCity Devotion;

"This BAT is based off of an early 20th century Tudor Revival style apartment building in New York City's Washington Heights neighborhood. As Manhattan swelled in population in the late 19th century, high density brick apartments spread to the northern tip of Manhattan and continued to spread into the Bronx in the early 20th century. As such apartments began to house the middle and upper classes, developers and local architects sought to break up the monotonous pattern of brick rowhouses by cladding individual apartment buildings in varying styles. Tudor Revival, Romanesque Revivial, Art Deco, and Gothic Revival were just a few styles out of many employed to "dress up" the many new apartment buildings.

This BAT sits on a 2 x 2 medium-wealth lot. Since the stats were generated with the PIM-X, this BAT is CAMpatible but it does not require the CAM to function properly.

This BAT was previously available at the STEX. If you already have this BAT, you do not need to redownload it. Nevertheless, if you still want to download it, please remove any older versions first.

See the readme for stats and other details."

Created by marcszar.




Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

The world class and world famous art deco hotel comes to the streets of Sim New York. From Simtropolis;

"It is one of the most luxurious hotels in New York and was constructed in 1931, it was the tallest hotel in the world for over 20 years after completion. the upper floors of the tower part of the building has housed many VIPs, the rich and famous, heads of states and presidents."

Created by desimciti.









New York City Rowhouse Set

The ubiquitous New York rowhomes come to SimCity! From the Bronx to Brooklyn this style of housing can be found in every borough. Dot you city today with these classic rowhomes. From SimCity Devotion;
"To celebrate SimCity4 Devotion's first anniversary, I've made a NYC-themed rowhouse set for you to include in your downtowns! Now you can recreate the Bronx, Manhattan's Washington Heights, or realistic urban neighborhoods from any other northeastern American city.

A total of ten growable lots are included in this set. Eight of the lots are 1 x 2 rowhouses, including one abandoned rowhouse! Two of the lots are 2 x 2 corner rowhouses with stores on ground level. These rowhouses are fully CAMpatible as their stats have been generated with the X-Tool, but the CAM is not required for them to grow.

Such rowhouses were built throughout New York City and other large northeastern American cities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. You'll notice many small gaps between the rowhouses- these were barely legal air shafts designed by the rowhouse developers so that they could fit as many tenants as possible into a building that used up as much of the lot as possible without drawing the attention of New York's Council of Hygiene and Public Health.

Up until the 1950s, these rowhouses were home to a variety of tenants- blue collar workers, immigrants, the newly-emerging white collar office class, and a myriad of minority populations as well. However, with racial tensions and white flight, deindustrialization, and suburbanization fueled by the new Interstate Highway System, the city lost roughly a million residents from the 1960s to the 1980s before rebounding in the early 1990s. As the upper classes were moving out, blacks from the South and other minorities moved in. Even with the influx of minorities, population density in rowhouse neighborhoods fell sharply and much of New York City's housing stock began deteriorating rapidly.

By the 1980s, riots, looting, arson, and widespread abandonment were responsible for the destruction of many of these tenements, and some parts of the city (Bronx in particular) were filled with vacant, burned-out shells and empty lots reminiscent of WWII ruins in Europe. Many residents were convinced New York City was in a permanent decline, but beginning in the early 1990s, a resurgent economy, new policing tactics, and a new city government led New York City into a renaissance. Many rowhouses have been repaired and rents have soared as the city's rising population demands more and more housing.

See the readme for stats and other details."
Created by marcszar.
Celanese Building



From Simropolis;

"Celanese Building
1211 Avenue of the Americas also known as Z building
New York City.


It was completed in 1973 as Rockefeller Center extension project and the last building to be erected for the project.

It is the headquarters of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation which owns many media related businesses including FOX entertainment.
There is a News ticker at the base of the building behind the plaza. Ploppable Wealth and type:CO$$$ Floor numbers: 45 Lot size: 4 by 9 Jobs: 6340 cost: $100000."

Created by desimciti.


1221 Avenue of the Americas (McGraw-Hill Building)

From Simtropolis; "The McGraw-Hill building (1221 Avenue of the Americas) also known as Y building, New York city. It was built in 1969 as the 3rd building to rise in the Rockefeller center extension.

Ploppable
Wealth and type: CO$$$
Floor numbers: 51

Lot size:4 x 8

Jobs: 6847
Plop cost: $110000."

Created by desimciti.


1251 Avenue of the Americas (Exxon Building)

From Simtropolis; "1251 Avenue of the Americas also known as Exxon building or X building, New York City. It was built as a second building inone of therockefeller center extension buildings after Time & Life building. At shorter side of the building facing the base, there are plaza with the fountain and flower garden as well. It is the tallest building out of the Rockefeller Center extension buildings.

Ploppable version
Wealth and type: CO$$$ number of floors: 54 Lot size: 4 by 10 Jobs: 8057 plop cost: $120000 Landmark version plop cost $120000"
Created by desimciti.




Time-Life Building

From Simtropolis; "Time & Life Building, New York City. The building was the first to be built east of Rockefeller Center as part of the project for expansion of the center. It was built in 1958, which at the time, had the most office floorspace for a single building in the world. Ploppable Wealth and type: CO$$ Numbe of floors: 48 Lot size: 4 by 8 Jobs: 5905."

Created by desimciti.





One Astor Plaza

Rising 54 stories above Times Square One Astor Plaza serves as the headquarters of Viacom Communications. It also houses a theater and the studios of MTV. The building was completed in 1972 and is known for its "shark fin" crown.

From Simtropols:

One Astor plaza in New York City, the theater part of the building faces the road and the tower rises behind the theater building.


Lot size: 4 by 6 tiles


Plop Cost: $100000


CO$$ with 6,798 jobs.


Created by desimciti.


Bear Sterns Building

The octagonal world headquarters for the brokerage firm, Bear Sterns comes to SimCity. Completed in 2001 by the famous architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the Bear Sterns Building occupies an entire city block in Midtown Manhattan in between 46th and 47th Street on Madison and Vanderbilt Avenues. The glass crown is illuminated at night making the building visible from quite a distance.

From Simtroplis:

Bear Stearns world headquarters in New York city.

Lot size: 4 by 4

Plop cost: $170000

CO$$$ with 7021 jobs
Created by desimciti.



Dakota Park Place (Liberty Tower)

Modeled after the Liberty Tower in the Financial District of Manhattan, Dakota Park Place makes a fine addition to any skyline. From the description at Simtropolis,

"The Dakota Park Place is a traditional New York-style building that fits in very well with any city's surrounding buildings. It is midsized - not too tall, but not a lowrise either - and is quite an attractive place to live. It is a high-wealth residence (and/or a high-wealth hotel, depending on what version you use).

This lot is provided as a growable Rァァァ and a ploppable CSァァァ hotel.
More details are available in the readme.
GROWABLE
Lot Size: 3x3 tiles
Rァァァ Residents: 670 (1,504ァァ when dilapidated)
Building Worth: ァ1,920 (ァ160.00/month at 7% tax)
Building Value: ァ29,875
Bulldoze Cost: ァ1,960
Tileset(s): New York
Growth Stage: 7
Zoning: High-Density Residential
Construction Time: 170 days
Flammability: 32 at stage 5
Power Used: 140 MWh/month
Water Consumed: 885 gallons/month
Air Pollution Generated: 5 over 6 tiles
Water Pollution Generated: 5 over 7 tiles
Garbage Per Month: 8 tons
PLOPPABLE
Lot Size: 3x3 tiles
Plop Cost: ァ89,000
CSァァァ Jobs Provided: 408
Monthly Maintenance Cost: ァ0
Bulldoze Cost: ァ2,040
Landmark Effect: +18 over 42 tiles
Mayor Rating Effect: N/A
Construction Time: 45 days
Flammability: 30 at stage 4
Power Used: 240 MWh/month
Water Consumed: 1100 gallons/month
Pollution Effects: N/A
Garbage Per Month: 6 tons
Menu Placement: Landmarks, at the bottom

External downloads required for use of this lot (2):
Custom Textures: none!
Custom Props: none!
LUA Script: BSC Essentials Package
Query: NDEX Global Essentials
The BSC Essentials download provides the functionality necessary for features of the NDEX
custom queries. You must install this if you wish to see these custom queries. The file
bsc_Essentials_OG.dat is no longer distributed with NDEX downloads and the above link
should be used instead. Same goes for the NDEX Essentials file.

BAT Model and Lot by Oneil_1.
Update to ver. 1.1 (13/06/2005): fixed conflict causing problems with the growable lot, added CSァァァ jobs as per the request of Kefka, removed essentials file."
Created by Oneil_1




One Worldwide Plaza

One Worldwide Plaza is located near the Theater District and was constructed in 1989 and is a 50 story office building on 8th Avenue between 49th and 50th Street. The post-modern building is part of the Worldwide Plaza complex which covers two city blocks is comprised of residential buildings, a movie theater, and various shops. The complex was designed by David Childs of SOM . The building is the tallest masonry clad building in the world and is the 15th tallest building in New York.

Created by ks_JPN.


Create your own version of New York in SimCity with this map. An extremely accurate, large map you can build the Big Apple on. Includes all five boroughs and areas of New Jersey. From the description at Simtropolis,

"New York City is the largest city in the United States and one of the world's major global cities. Located in the state of New York, the city has a population of over 8.2 million within an area of 321 square miles (approximately 830 km²) making it the most densely populated major city in North America. With a population of 18.7 million, the New York Metropolitan Area is one of the largest urban areas in the world.

However, in SC4, it will be up to you to decide whether or not to replicate this giant, or to simply create something new.

This map was created using new 16bit technology that makes maps 100% accurate. Created entirely from 16bit PNG greyscale (JPEG is 8bit), the map never drops below 16bits of data. It is spaced for 16m per pixel, 1:1 in the SC4 world. The elevations are 100% accurate as per DEM data. This is an exact replica!

The map measures 7 large tiles wide by 10 large tiles long (1793x2561). A config is included in the package, however don’t limit yourself creatively, as it is all large tiles.

The various harbors and landings in the city were represented in the DEM data, and therefore are still present. They only take a few seconds to remove, however. Do so at your own risk!!

The Columbus Terrain Textures were used when opening/saving the city tiles in game, but any terrain mod can used to do the same.

The PEG Brigantine Water Mod was used when opening/saving the city tiles in game, but any terrain mod can used to do the same."


Created by beskhu3epnm member of the New Horizons Productions. Enjoy!



New York Co-ops



A common sight all over the five boroughs. From the description, "This was a lot that I did a long time ago and never released. It is actually two lots, Seaview Apartments and Del Rio aparments. They grow on corners and are 3 tiles wide and 2 tiles deep. They are Co-Op aparments and house 150 R$$ sims." Created by Don Miguel.



One Chase Manhattan Plaza

The famous One Chase Manhattan Plaza is located in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan. The International style building was completed in 1961 and rises 813 feet above the streets below. It was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore Owings and Merrill who also designed the Lever House in Midtown on Park Avenue and the Inland Steel Building in Chicago.





Audubon Building


Built in 1891 and located near Cooper Union on Broadway and 4th Street, the Audubon Building is the headquarters for the New York Audubon Society, a group devoted to conserving and maintaining the natural habitat of birds.

The building's description from Simtropolis, "Originally called the Shermerhorn Building, the Audubon Building was built in 1891 in Manhattan, and was designed by George Post in the Romanesque Revival style. In 1989, the National Audubon Society purchased the building, and renovations were completed in 1992.

The National Audubon Society renovated the building with the environment and their money in mind. The building is an outstanding example, and a pioneer of green architecture. The cost of the building (per square foot) is in the same range as similar non-green buildings in the neighborhood, and it uses 62% less energy than New York's building codes require. This saves the Audubon Society 100,000 dollars a year.

This BAT was made by both me and Don Miguel. He started this building, and nearly finished it, and I completed it from where he left off. Most of the work on this building was done by him. Afterwards, lotting and modding was done by T Wrecks.

Please read the readme for more information.

The Audubon Building (growable)
CO§§§ 625 jobs.
Contains: 2x3 (corner), lot.
The Audubon Building (ploppable)
CO§§§ 625 jobs.
Contains: 2x3 (corner) lot.
Plop cost: §65,000
BAT by: Don Miguel and Jasoncw
Modding by: T Wrecks
"


Hunters Warehouse

A BAT from Brooklyn based of the Warrenmark Warehouse in Fort Greene. From the description at Simtropolis,

“Huge warehouses can be found in almost all of the industrial districts in my city. However Wilmott Widgets is still pretty small comparatively. This lot is based on a building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Here is an image of the building it was based on:
http://www.pbase.com/warrenmark/image/34221810”

Created by don miguel.

Insurance Plaza

A blast from the past via SimCity 3000. Insurance Plaza returns to SimCity! From the description at Simtropolis,

Building - Co$$ Growable
Lot Size - 3 x 3 tiles
Lot Wealth - Medium Wealth
Tileset(s) - New York
Jobs - Co$$ 3080
Bulldoze Cost - $1260
Max. Fire Stage - 4
Flammability - 40
Power Cons. - 42
Water Cons. - 803
Air Pollution - 10 over 5 tiles
Water Poll. - 10 over 6 tiles
Garbage Poll. - 4 over 0 tiles
Dependencies - None


Created by don miguel.


New 7 World Trade Center


Replacing the old 7 WTC destroyed by the 9/11 attacks the newly constructed gleaming glass 7 World Trade Center stands at the corner of Barclay and Vessey Street in Lower Manhattan and towering to a height of 231 meters tall the newly constructed (2006) Seven World Trade Center makes its way into SimCity. Made by Skyscraper.




888 7th Avenue


Located near the Theater District in Midtown Manhattan 888 7th stands at 191 meters tall. Created by Skyscraper.







Park Avenue Plaza



Completed in 1983 the postmodern skyscraper towers 175 meters over the historical Racquet Club on Park Avenue in Midtown. created by Skyscraper.









Tower 49



Located at 12 East 49th Street between 5th and Madison Avenue Tower 49 rises to a height of 619 feet (187 meters) above Midtown. Created by Skyscraper.







Broad Financial Center




Located in the Financial District in Lower Manhattan Broad Financial stands 130 meters above Whitehall Street. Created by Skyscraper.








MetLife Building


Located in Midtown Manhattan the MetLife Building (formerly known as the PanAm Building) stands 246.6 meters above Park Avenue, Grand Central Station and the surrounding area.

Originally, architects proposed it be constructed on top of Grand Central Station as an addition. Historical preservationist quickly rallied against those plans and discouraged architects from implementing them. When completed in 1963 many residents complained about the building blocking the views up and down Park Avenue and criticized it for being too cold and monolithic.

Nonetheless, the building stands today as a landmark and symbol of New York. The file comes as a landmark with CO$$ jobs. Created by vanderveenre.


Helmsley Building

Built in 1929 as the headquarters of th New York Central Railroad, the Helmsley Building is located at 230 Park Avenue, just north of the MetLife Building. At night the top is illuminated making it a prominent Park Avenue structure. The file comes as a landmark with 2516 CO$$ jobs. Created by vanderveenre.




Frogface's Subway Pack



Now you can have New York subway trains riding the rails of your elevated lines. Pack includes the new R143's, R142's, R68's, R44's, and the R30 Redbird cars.







Cast Iron Lofts


A bit of SoHo in SimCity. It's refreshing to see Manhattan residential BATs for SimCity 4 because there aren't that many. The lot comes with 3 growable wall to wall loft with a capacity of 56 R$$. Comes with four variations of the building. Created by Don Miguel.



St. Johns Church




From the description at Simtropolis, "This is a small church meant to be placed in semi-urban settings such as brownstone neighborhoods and medium density residential areas. It is based on a real church in Brooklyn, NY and looks best on a corner lot. Thanks goes to DebussyMan, who converted this into a reward building and made the custom icon."




Golden Bank (Bankers Trust Company Building)




From the description at Simtropolis, "My latest building! another New York style building! to complete the all set. plopable and growable have 2000 jobs, CO$$$. Hope you enjoy it like I did. and don't forget to rate!" The building is based off of the Bankers Trust Company (16 Wall Street) Building in the Financial District of Manhattan. The building was completed in 1912 and is 37 stories tall. Created by Oneil_1.


One Exchange Plaza

From the description, "Based on "20 Exchange Place" in New York, the building is part one of the complex, part two will be out today or the day after. Plopable: 2500 jobs Growable: 3933 jobs both CO$$$ new york style Hope you will like it! and don't forget to vote!"


The model is a bit taller than 20 Exchange Place (originally called Farmers Trust Company Building). In real life 20 Exchange Place is located at the triangular intersection of Beaver, William Streets and Exchange Place. The building was completed in 1933 in the signature Art Deco style of the time and rises 54 floors above the Financial District. Created by Oneil_1



Old Marathon Checker Taxi Mod

From the description at Simtropolis,
"As promised, Checker cabs for your big cities. Replaces original taxis in the game: taxi yellow checker a taxi yellow checker b taxi yellow checker c Additional instances of checker taxis: taxi extra checker a taxi extra checker b taxi extra checker c taxi extra checker d taxi extra checker e taxi extra checker f taxi extra checker g taxi extra checker h Note: you can only replace the originals with either the checkers or the crown vics. you can however use all of the extra checkers and extra crown victorias at the same time."
A bit of old New York for the streets of SimCity. The famous old marathon checker cabs which were in service from the 60's to 1998. The cabs are driveable in My Sims mode.

Created and modded by mikeseith. Flag one down today.



Modern New York Taxi Mod


From the description at Simtropolis,"2 sets of cabs. 1 set to replace the game default cabs and 1 set of additional taxis. All are of ford crown victoria's, except 1 taxi is a windstar van. Now all of the cabs in your city can be that familiar yellow color. Unfortunately until I can figure out how to import new 3d models into the game I won't be able to make any of those London cabs. the taxis to replace the default are named: taxi yellow crown vic a taxi yellow crown vic b taxi yellow crown vic c the extra instance taxis are named: taxi extra crown vic a taxi extra crown vic b taxi extra crown vic c taxi extra crown vic d taxi van as always place the files you want in the plugins folder coming soon to a city near you...Checker cabs."

Created and modded by mikeseith

The taxis are driveable in My Sims mode. Have fun and don't forget to exit on the passenger side.



Madison Square Garden


Madison Square Garden (“The Garden” as its known to New Yorkers) is an indoor sports arena playing host to numerous sporting events, musical concerts and shows. It is located on 7th Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets, and was completed in 1968. Prior to the construction of Madison Square Garden the original Pennsylvania Station was located on the site. The Garden is one of New York’s most famous and notorious buildings.

The lot is 8x15 tiles and comes as a functional landmark with 2,400 jobs. The building comes with its own custom icon, custom query and custom query sound made by andisart. The building also comes with neighboring 2 Penn Plaza. The lot also comes with in different editions so be sure to check them out.

Created by andisart.

JP Stevens Company Tower


Located on the Avenue of the Americas at 46th Street the lesser known JP Stevens Company Tower designed by Emery Roth & Sons makes it way to the streets of SimCity. From the description on Simtropolis,

"The Tower is 177 meters tall and has 40 Floors. The Location is Midtown Manhattan and the tower was build in 1971.

Lot Sizes: Ploppable and Landmark 3x3 &
Growable 3x3

Landmark Version
Job-Version with 2700 CS$$$ Jobs.
Growable-Version with 2500 CO$$$ Jobs.
" Created by skyscraper. Enjoy.


3 World Financial Center

The World Financial Center was designed by Cesar Pelli and completed in 1986. Also known as the American Express Building the building stands 252.2 meters tall and is part of the World Financial Center complex in Downtown Manhattan.

From Simtropolis,

"CO$$$ Growable & Ploppable
Building value: 92.000 $
LOT size: 4x4
Stage: 8" (Growth Stage)


Created by the X Design Team


2 World Financial Center

The World Financial Center was designed by Cesar Pelli and completed in 1987. Also known as the American Express Building the building stands 196.5 meters above the streets below and is part of the World Financial Center complex in Downtown Manhattan.

From Simtropolis,

"CO$$$ Growable & Ploppable
Building value: 92.000 $
LOT size: 4x4
Stage: 8" (Growth Stage)


Created by the X Design Team.