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Old Posted Feb 16, 2009, 6:28 PM
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The 54-story Market Street Place is a mixed use building containing offices, a hotel and condominiums. It is 755 feet (230 m) tall and was constructed in 1974. It was the third tallest building in Rocane at that time.



The ABA Building was completed as Midwest headquarters for Allied Bank America Corporation in 1975. It has 38 stories and is 568 feet (173 m) tall.



The records of the National Archive of France claimed that a there was a French outpost on the Rocane River in the 18th century. No physical evidence of this was found until work on the last undeveloped lot of the Riverfront Renewal Project began in 1974. Soon the remains of a French fort were discovered and the work was halted. Historians argued that the remains should be preserved. The developer wanted the building to be built. A compromise was made, when the base of the building was rented to the Rocane City Museum, and the remains of the fort were preserved as a permanent part of the exhibition. The building was named Sentry Point Center.

Sentry Point Center was completed in 1977 and it was the first building in Rocane to break away from the boxy shapes of the International Style. It is 538 feet (164 m) tall and has 37 stories.

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Old Posted Feb 16, 2009, 6:32 PM
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I still think you need to make a ton of those older buildings into parking lots to make it more accurate but its a great job.

Your ABA building reminds me of that red building in Chicago. I think its called the RCA building or RNA building or something like that.
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I am flabbergasted! In fact, even flabbergasted isn't a big enough word!

I was dinking around on photoshop, and found a technique to consider when editing your photos (that is, if you do it on photoshop). This is just my personal taste, so just an idea to throw out there.

On photoshop I went Image>Adjust>Auto Contrast and Image>Adjust>Auto Levels and lastly Image>Adjust>Color Balance and I went +15 blue. Here were the results.





Again, you totally don't have to, I was just throwing out an idea. It's all personal taste.

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Old Posted Feb 17, 2009, 5:23 AM
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Another Great Batch of buildings, the Market Street Place seems to resemble the Water Tower Place in Chi-town and the ABA Building seems to resemble the Wells Fargo Towers in LA.
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Another Great Batch of buildings, the Market Street Place seems to resemble the Water Tower Place in Chi-town and the ABA Building seems to resemble the Wells Fargo Towers in LA.
Yeah, the Market Street Place is pretty much based on the Water Tower Place and I guess the ABA Building has its roots in the Wells Fargo building of LA (the picture of Los Angeles that inspired me didn't show the name of the building).

Anthony, thanks for the tips! I kinda like the clarity they produce, but on the other hand that foggyness is intentional and I don't wan't to lose it.

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Old Posted Feb 22, 2009, 9:16 AM
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ABA looks hardly like the WF-LA tower, more CNA plaza(chicago)than anything...

I actually like anthonies shots, there much brighter and contrasted.
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In the 70's the major industries in Rocane were energy and banking, the latter being the leader. Coming into the 80's Rocane was actually the banking capital of the Midwest as most large banks had their Midwest headquarters there. The major banks had their own buildings, but the Rocane Financial Center was constructed to house numerous smaller banking and financing companies. The 62-story building was completed in 1978 and with its height of 919 feet (280 m) it was the second tallest building in Rocane at that time.



Main Street looking south in 1980.



Downtown seen from the Sullivan Memorial Bridge.



Rocane's skyline in 1980.

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Here's the unphotoshopped, unofficial shot of the Sullivan Memorial Bridge.

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I'll bet the government is covering it up and saying of didn't happen and now thell assassinate you and blame it on a hippie That looks really good, it's a pretty nice angle of the skyline aswell. Very Nice, good vibe to it.
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Just wanted to say that this looks great, a very enjoyable thread!
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I love your skyline its so realistic, it seems very unplanned which is great, like you just put buildings wherever, like in real life. Like when I make Staunton I group buildings together for the sake of the skyline. Do you know what I mean? Thats why I stared Staunton over again. JUST great job, one of the best sketchup cities, ever.
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Question

like all the other ppl said are you going to destroy all the old buildings or what will you do about them?:
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Looks awesome! I love the skyline and that you don't rush through the city. It is indeed one of the best SU cities I've ever seen
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this is amazing! I love the fact that you're doing it historically. Congratulations!

Just so many new and updated cities!
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plz go on and show us the 90s!!
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great city but dont know about the round tower,aint sittin pretty there
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"One of the best sketchup cities ever"?! Thanks guys, I'm really flattered! I guess that the random skyline is Rocane's biggest asset.

Let's move on to the 80's:

Here's the 31-story Eccron Accounting Building on 2nd Avenue (in the middle). It is 453 feet (138 m) tall and was constructed in 1983.



Rocane continued to attract financing corporations in the 80's. Even many European banks had their Midwest or even North American headquarters there. One of such banks was the British Foster Group International. This building was constructed as their North American headquarters. The 44-story Foster Tower is 630 feet (192 m) tall and was constructed in 1985.

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first one is nice but the sec is a bit bulky for me...like the BofA in NYC.
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Well I really like this, where do you find these wonderful window textures? Do you make them?
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YOU STOLED MY FOUNTAIN PLACE!!!
Kiddin'. Ecron looks great. based of Enron ? its an all texan update! (or it appears)

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