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Old Posted Mar 14, 2010, 3:04 AM
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Friends George Wright and Eugene Wellington arrived from Louisville, Kentucky, in 1836 in search of new opportunities. They started a hardware store, and being the first hardware store in the newly founded Rocane, the business was very good, and Wright and Wellington got wealthy. In 1840 they decided to expand to banking and with a few other succesful Rocane entrepreneurs they formed the Wright Wellington & Company, Banking and Financing.

By 1960's Wright Wellington was one of the wealthiest banks in North America. They had moved their headquarters to Chicago in 1925, but now they wanted to return to the city where they were born. Well, that was one reason, the other, the more important but less advertised one, was that they smelled the beginning of a real estate boom and wanted to be a part of it.

Their new headquarters, the Wright Wellington Building was finished in 1967 and stands at 830 feet (253 m), being the first building in Rocane to crack the 200 meter mark. It has 56 stories and was Rocane's tallest building from 1967 to 1973.



This building at 240 North Main Street was named Thomas Morgan Building after its main tenant, Thomas Morgan Advertising. The company was founded in 1954 and in the 60's they grew fast with the with the rest of Rocane's advertising industry. The Thomas Morgan Building was completed in 1969, has 36 stories and is 495 feet (151 m) tall.

thomas morgan building looks like one shell plaza in houston texas and the wright wellington tower looks like the MetLife building in new york
Vellu I edited the Shore that looks towards Rocane's skyline with some houses

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Old Posted Mar 14, 2010, 8:35 PM
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Impressive, really impressive. I love the overall detail you put in the city. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for the comments!

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thomas morgan building looks like one shell plaza in houston texas and the wright wellington tower looks like the MetLife building in new york
Yes, they do.

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Vellu I edited the Shore that looks towards Rocane's skyline with some houses
Interesting! I would like to see that, if that's possible.
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Old Posted Apr 3, 2010, 11:28 PM
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the houses i used were from your Mattesburgh model and i used some of the skyscrapers as well as the supermarket CWI Center looks like the bok tower in tulsa

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Old Posted Jun 28, 2010, 6:17 PM
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the rocane needle reminds me of the chicago needle!
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2010, 8:06 AM
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the rocane needle reminds me of the chicago needle!
I guess it was somewhat inspired by the Chicago Spire. I think there's other sources of inspiration there as well, I just don't remember anymore.
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2010, 1:12 AM
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truthfuly, this city is what made me decide to make my city, Howich...(heck, it even convinced me just to download sketchup in the first place!) it really is a great city!
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2010, 2:48 PM
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So, are you ever going to make a city like this again?

One of your best works here. Yet I always say that with everything you do on sketchup becuase everything you do is outstanding!
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truthfuly, this city is what made me decide to make my city, Howich...(heck, it even convinced me just to download sketchup in the first place!) it really is a great city!
Glad to hear it! There's never too many city builders here.

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So, are you ever going to make a city like this again?

One of your best works here. Yet I always say that with everything you do on sketchup becuase everything you do is outstanding!
Thanks! I've been thinking about making a timeline model of a Finnish city (but with highrises), but I want to finish Bourne first - and with this speed I probably won't finish it this year or the next.
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