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BigMac
December 12th, 2006, 12:44 PM
Gothamist
December 12, 2006

The Big (Simulated) Apple

The New York City Journal (http://nycj.blogspot.com/) is a blog about New York... in Sim City. It's author has spent many months laboriously recreating every detail of the five boroughs, from Times Square, to MSG, to Governors Island, to Roosevelt Island, and beyond. It's amazing stuff-- page through his monthly archives for reenactments of major New York events like September 11th (http://nycj.blogspot.com/2006/09/rembering-911-five-years-later.html) and the Upper East Side plane crash (http://nycj.blogspot.com/2006/10/small-plane-crashes-into-apartment.html).

http://www.gothamist.com/attachments/jake/2006_12_simcity0.jpg

http://www.gothamist.com/attachments/jake/2006_12_simcity1.jpg

http://www.gothamist.com/attachments/jake/2006_12_simcity2.jpg

http://www.gothamist.com/attachments/jake/2006_12_simcity3.jpg

If you like this stuff, you should check out the Lego New Yorks in The Brick Apple (http://www.seankenney.com/portfolio/new_york_city_models/) and New York Miniland (http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=102673)-- not to mention the New York Panorama (http://www.queensmuseum.org/panorama/) at the Queens Museum.

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millertime83
December 12th, 2006, 12:59 PM
wow, I need to download those buildings for my cities.

Ninjahedge
December 12th, 2006, 01:40 PM
I always liked SimCity.... It just got boring after a while...

And some of the scenarios were just plain IMPOSSIBLE!!!! ;)

SilentPandaesq
December 12th, 2006, 02:09 PM
Hedge - clearly you did not cheat enough. Nothing was impossible when you could keep giving yourself 500k in cash every month. (Also starting out with 1 mil never hurt)

But alas that was Sim City 2000. A long time ago....

BigMac
December 12th, 2006, 02:56 PM
World Trade Center in SimCity 4 (http://www.redmoonimagery.com/wtc.htm)

OmegaNYC
December 12th, 2006, 03:00 PM
There is only one true NYC simulated city. Liberty City:




http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/76/GTAIII_PC_City_View_Bedford_Point_Times_Square.jpg


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/57/GTAIII_Portland.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/07/GTAIII_Staunton.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c7/GTAIII_Shoreside_Vale.jpg


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/08/Gta3-pc-stealing.jpeg/250px-Gta3-pc-stealing.jpeg


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b8/Gta3-pc-police.jpeg/250px-Gta3-pc-police.jpeg


GTA, BABY!!!!! :D

HansonNY
December 17th, 2006, 05:58 PM
Thanks BigMac for posting it and thanks for the support everyone!

Always good to see fellow SimCity player's here. BTW I'm the creator behind SimCity in New York if you haven't already figured it out.;)

millertime83, you can download some of the buildings from the downloads section on the blog and also from Simtropolis.com.