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Certainly is a ridiculous scale! Good stuff, always guaranteed of looking at some unique designs on this thread.
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Damn that Worldgate Arch looks gigantic! From how far out on the sea you think it can be seen?
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The Worldgate Arch would be visible, assuming perfect visibility, from up to 86 miles away before it would become concealed by the earth's curvature. The real world Burj Khalifa is visible from sixty miles away. Worldgate would stand 1,300 feet taller than today's tallest building.

I've been building a city based on World Capitol Project in SimCity to get a better feel for what the street layout, transportation requirements, and zoning demands for such a city might be.

Ultimately, the outskirts of the city are going to be filled with sprawling industrial areas. High rise residential complexes will mingle with high density commerce to provide an inner city which stretches for miles. When the model gets down to finer details, concepts like elevated railways will have to be considered for the heart of the federal and government districts.

This SimCity map (depicting approximately 16 square miles) provides a bit of an idea of what the urban zone and street layout for the inner city will probably look like:



Note the low density industrial areas (farmland). Since this city's history is based partly off of a mixture of Nazi and Soviet cultural ideas (Think Proletariat, Blood and Soil), it seems appropriate that in the inner city, an agricultural/agrarian atmosphere would contrast dense urbanization. Think of big city open spaces like Central park devoted to use as community gardens.
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Another Municipal Building:



Some new undeveloped street grid:


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Massive road network!
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The orange color of the road markings really fits the atmosphere. Good job on the Ministry of enlightment! The lowrises compliment the tower quite nicely.
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If you add up just the money I've spent on tickets to the Opera and the Symphony this year, they would easily have paid for the cost of a new computer; and yet, I still feel that I can't justify the cost necessary to get that new system. Thus, World Capitol Project remains, as it has been for a long while now, on hiatus. Life's demands and priorities have changed a lot over the last two years. This project has reflected that. Every so often I do like to pop in here and remind folks that I haven't given up on it.

Below: The Department of Economic Logistics appears directly behind the Ministry of Enlightenment HQ. In theory, that agency would house a data center which could link the retail logistics of all major corporations in the world, providing a seamless interface that would encompass all buying and selling in the world. Essentially all businesses in the world would work in tandem to process their business transactions through a shared logistics, inventory, and monetary system.

The background depicts a new flag of the world, as it is in this alternative historical timeline.

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very nice pic
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The "Jaliva Freebund" - a macro-government agency which presides as the banner over all of the other factions and elements of government in the world, it is essentially a corporate fascist-type entity which is divided into an operations division and two divisions of social services.

We see generic city blocks in the foreground. The Jaliva Seat being designed in the background is comprised of Primary Services Divisional Wing (on Left) and Secondary Services Wing (on Right) with the Operations Division occupying the Germania-Style Dome.

When this project is done, it will be replete with no shortage of megalomaniacal domed structures. This dome as it appears below, however, is the one in my project which is most closely modeled after the "great hall" which Albert Speer designed.

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Loved, very nice modern representation what Hitler would like to do in Berlin. I approved the building design but not Hitler at all.
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The new World Headquarters of the Communist Party of China as it will appear in World Capitol Project:


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Good to see you're still working on this. That's a massive building. It also looks quite Chinese.
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I purchased a new computer - an AMD FX8300 3.3 Ghz 8 Core. It's got 16 Gigs of RAM and a Radeon 7770 1 Gb Video Card... but unfortunately, Sketchup doesn't seem to be able to benefit from multiple core technology.

Sketchup jams while utilizing only 13% of my CPU... which leaves me facing the prospect of either cancelling this project or researching a different program to continue it in.

Advice would be appreciated. I've been looking into Blender, though it appears to have a rather steep learning curve.
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Sketch up like most programs only run on one processor. So you need a pc with a strong single processor obviously.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vellu View Post
Good to see you're still working on this. That's a massive building. It also looks quite Chinese.
Notice the spires, it looks a specific cultural style for sure, but not Chinese.
clue: Autoctonous North American .......

Very cool Howard. The high contrast pics are terrifying. You should totally change your empire's religion to Tengriism. It fits the script and flag.
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