Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sim New York Update

It's been a while since I've done a proper update on my Sim NYC project. Due to the great contributions by the NY BAT team there are more buildings dotting the sim skyline. We'll look at how Midtown and Lower Manhattan are coming along. Progress photos after the jump.

First up an overview of the map. Midtown and Lower Manhattan are starting to take shape. Despite being inaccurate in scale the wider map of Manhattan worked out in the end to accommodate the lot sizes of the skyscrapers.

Taking a closer look at Midtown and Lower Manhhatan

Midtown had to completely redone after running into some complications with inaccuracies with the street grid. Some buildings are temporary place holder (the buildings standing in for 500 Fifth Avenue for instance)
Lower Manhattan is more complete.

As usual some of my usual close ups: SoHo

The Ed Sullivan Building home of the Late Show with David Letterman

And finally the Queensboro Bridge.

More next time.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Remembering 9/11: A Look Back and a Look Forward

Today marks the 8th anniversary of 9/11. We'll have a Sim tribute by looking back...

And looking forward...

More next time.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

BAT's in Progress

 Today we'll take a behind the scenes look at the New York BAT's being made for the SimCity downloads section. The New York BAT team (which was formally and finally created a few months ago) has been cooking up some goodies in their BAT oven. They've been hard at work and have a lot of creations on the horizon for download. First up one of my projects; the Flatiron Building. Still a lot of work to be done.

134 Eldridge Street
140 Eldridge Street
Next is JumtheFence's model of 134 and 140 Eldridge Street on the Lower East Side

The Empire State Building's cousin is also in the works, 500 Fifth Avenue. One of the quintessential points of the Manhattan skyline.

SimFox is creating a stunning rendition of Barclay Tower in Lower Manhattan

And PGBV is creating JP Morgan Chase Building in Midtown

Be on the lookout for these BAT as they hit the SimCity downloads section in over the coming weeks.