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Old Posted Oct 28, 2013, 9:58 AM
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The cities tallest has that iconic design feel to it. Are you planning any taller buildings to eclipse it?
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Old Posted Oct 28, 2013, 2:47 PM
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The layout of North Bay

For now, I will be using generic terms that are descriptive of places.

Highpoint Park is at the top of this map. The Cove is just below. The Drive goes around the Cove and Highpoint Park. The Boulevard starts in the lower left. It runs on a slight angle relative to the general grid and connects to the drive at the cove.


My next post will be part 1 of a two part tour of The Boulevard.
Part 1 will start in the lower left of this map at University Circle and proceed north towards The Cove and Highpoint Park.
Part 2 will feature shots of the city from Highpoint Park before heading south down the Boulevard.
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Thats really cool that you made a map like this!
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2013, 2:40 PM
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Boulevard/Highpoint Park part 1

The Boulevard is a primary gateway into the city from the southwest.


One of the city’s major universities is located just west of University Circle.



University Circle



University Circle



The 2 mile stretch between University Circle and the Cove is primarily residential mixed with hotels, cafes and a few other businesses.



The Boulevard is situated on an escarpment just above the western side of the city center.



The Boulevard lends itself to being a popular strolling circuit.



Only a few of the streets from the downtown grid connect directly to the boulevard, due to the sudden elevation change. Thru lanes (2 in each direction) pass some of the intersections by going under.



Monument Park



Monument Park is on the left. Museum Park is on the right. A promenade under the boulevard connects the 2 parks.



The observatory and communication tower atop Highpoint Park can be seen in the distance. Note the lower town on the right.



The northern part of the Boulevard with Highpoint Park in the background.



The Cove is 2 miles north of University Circle. Veer to the left and the drive will take you around the cove towards Highpoint Park.



Approaching Highpoint Park. Part 2 will feature views of the city from the park before heading back down the Boulevard.
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Old Posted Oct 30, 2013, 1:18 AM
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Your city is looking good!
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Old Posted Oct 30, 2013, 2:07 PM
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I like the foggy atmoshere, it gives a lot of realism to the already realistic skyline.
Thanks Greg! It also conceals the edge of the model!

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The cities tallest has that iconic design feel to it. Are you planning any taller buildings to eclipse it?
I'll probably do more filling in. If I was to do a new tallest, it would most likely be in another area.

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Thats really cool that you made a map like this!
I like that you can get an instant map by using Top view in parallel projection. The 2D trees that I use disappear with this setting.

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Old Posted Oct 30, 2013, 8:57 PM
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I didn't realize how hilly North Bay was, fantastic work with the terrain it really does add a realistic effect!

Is there anything significant about the building with the sphere attached to it?
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Lovely tour! Really a great way to present your city. I really admire how well-thought-out this city is. Looking forward to seeing the next tour.
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Is there anything significant about the building with the sphere attached to it?
I originally thought that would be a good location for a weather beacon. It has great visibility. The sphere could also be a symbol. The building itself is primarily residential.
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2013, 2:45 PM
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Highpoint Park, the Drive, the Boulevard: part 2


Aerial view looking south toward Highpoint Park and the North Bay skyline. The Communication tower and observatory are visible on the right.
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Finally started adding sidewalks to the “Drive”. Like the “Boulevard”, the drive creates a string of parks; it is optimized for biking, jogging and walking.
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The drive is a primary gateway from the north.
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Approaching the roundabout at the point. This is where a bridge connects the Drive to the other side of the river.
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This road in Highpoint Park leads to the observatory.
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View from the observatory
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In the cove. We need some sailboats.
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This is where the Drive meets Inner Harbor road and the Boulevard. Inner Harbor road is straight ahead; it eventually runs along the Inner Harbor area and Marina District. The Drive/Boulevard greenway veers to the right.
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Looking south down the northern stretch of the Boulevard.
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The Boulevard
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Monument Park
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Museum Park is on the left; Monument Park is on the right.
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One of the bypasses for through traffic.
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The Boulevard
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This Hotel at University Circle features a revolving rooftop restaurant.
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You have managed to implement terrain extremely well. I don't think another city on here uses this so successfully. The terrain helps to define the character of the city more and creates a degree of realism much more than if the model was flat.
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Your city is looking great But how did you make those hills so nicely? When I tried to make a hill in my city it looked terrible, so I deleted it!
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Another great tour! I agree, that the terrain looks great and it really helps in making this city very realistic. Another thing is the realistic massing of those buildings. Hopefully we'll see more tours soon!
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That's one beautiful skyline! I love the amount of low rises in the city, really adds to the realism! I've always wanted to do that with Staunton but I never manage to get past the CBD!
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I am surprised how good even the open spaces look, that must indeed be the terrain.
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Here are some updates for North Bay.


Skyline aerial looking north


skyline aerial looking west


Skyline looking south from observatory


Skyline aerial looking southeast


Aerial of Boulevard/Drive area


Boulevard/Drive along river


Boulevard/Drive area tunnel


looking west towards Boulevard/drive


looking north towards Boulevard/Drive


street scene looking east


street aerial


Park Terrace


from Park terrace hotel


Boulevard looking north northeast towards university circle


Aerial view of boulevard


Boulevard between museum and monument parks looking south southwest
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Impressive as ever, terrain complexity is very successful.
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Wow - very impressive! For some reason the grid reminds me of Halifax.
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You have managed to implement terrain extremely well. I don't think another city on here uses this so successfully. The terrain helps to define the character of the city more and creates a degree of realism much more than if the model was flat.
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Another great tour! I agree, that the terrain looks great and it really helps in making this city very realistic. Another thing is the realistic massing of those buildings. Hopefully we'll see more tours soon!
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I am surprised how good even the open spaces look, that must indeed be the terrain.
Thanks Pingyao, Vellu, Greg,
I love when cities are terraced on hills; it really adds a new dimension.

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That's one beautiful skyline! I love the amount of low rises in the city, really adds to the realism! I've always wanted to do that with Staunton but I never manage to get past the CBD!
Thanks Patrick,
Now that you have neighborhoods surrounding the CBD of Staunton earmarked......


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Your city is looking great But how did you make those hills so nicely? When I tried to make a hill in my city it looked terrible, so I deleted it!
Thanks Skydragon,
What approach did you take in making hills?
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Wow - very impressive! For some reason the grid reminds me of Halifax.
Thanks Dac,
There is a little Halifax influence in there; The Citadel area and water. A suspension bridge in view doesn't hurt. I think Halifax has a great natural setting.
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The realistic layout and skyline and the huge size take my breath away every time I look at this. Wonderful!
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