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CJ Bay City

City Of No Limits

  1. Inan
    Population:
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    Map:
    NYC
    Game Version:
    • Cities XL Platinum
    Hello folks!

    This time i may present you Bay City! It's a huge city in american style.

    The Metropolis is located in the gigantic delta area of River Pretego right at the coast of Pretego Bay in the country called Northern Union Republic. The metropolitan area is the home of 18,5 million people.

    Bay City (colloquial "B.C." or "The Big One") is the most important economic city and trading center in the world (my world ;)). Here are located many international companies, corporations and organizations. It's also one of the significantliest seaport cities. The metropolis has a high amount of very interesting sights and cultural offers and has a worldwide very big reputation of art and tourism. Each year about 50 million people are visiting Bay City. The city has the highest cost of living in the world and is also one of the most expensive places.

    The mayor is Michael HAMP. A election campaign for the new mayor is coming soon, HAMP has a strong opponent: Daniel MORRISON, a economy man, a successful entrepreneur and big employer. He plans to revalue the vulnerable areas and reduce the corporate taxes.

    This is the history of Bay City from first steps till now.
    The first native settlers presumably lived at todays harbour area of Bay City in 13th century. Discovery voyages took place in 1511 by Giovanni Pretego and James Theodore Milton in 1519, who was first foreigner going ashore at East Madison Island. At that time only forests were to find on land. Six years later first houses have been built, the village was called "Blue Bay" after the wonderful, untouched bay out to the sea.
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    Hopeful new families came for a better life, but were badly dissapointed in first years. The conditions in the town were chaotic, crimerate was high. The authorities from overseas handled the problem and sent some highranking official to solve the situation. 1532 about 600 citizens called Blue Bay their home. Due to a free trade agreement with the old continent the things got better. Urgently needed goods were available now, the city grew.

    Until 1600 the city had already 25.000 inhabitants, the town extended from East Madison to West and South Madison, more freight ships arrived, also more citizens as well as slaves came to Blue Bay. First attacks within the population between black and white happened, arsons caused damage to the town. Due to corruption the politics didn't handle the problem. The highlight of the riots was in 1666, when during heavy fights between warring gangs over several days more than 3,500 people died. The Royal Army took care about the warlike conditions and hanged up the gangleaders and their followers in public. This day is known as "Dark Monday".

    After beginning of the industrial era Blue Bay got a new governor in 1705. In that year the name of the city changed. Narrated version says the first words of the new governor Charles Glendale after arriving were: "So that's the famous Bay City people are talking about." Glendale liked the designation Bay City that much he decided to take that as the new name of the city.

    Increasingly the british empire focused on Bay City to get the rising city the center of all actions in the new world. In 1743 the city exceeded 200,000 population, new benefits also helped the city to grow. At that time Bay City was the most industrailized place in the new world. Other cities under british flag were neglected at that time, St. Elisabeth fell to the dutch in 1770, the british didn't made any efforts to reconquer that city again. 1789 Bay City became the unofficial capital city of the colonies and remained center of all political and economic decisions until the new independent country of the Northern Union Republic (N.U.R.) was founded in 1873. Since then the capital city is South Point. The phosphate wars (1868 - 1870) didn't actually affect the development of the city directly. So Bay City was actually the first capital of the new continent, previously the colonies have been governed from overseas.
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    Bay City, about 1830 *2

    At the beginning of the 20th century the city grew immensely and was the hub of industry and trade. Turbulent times began: Bay City went through golden, prosperous years with stock exchange noises and bad times with economic crises, high rates of unemployment, corruption and indebtedness.

    In 1935 mayor Charles Apparo did some turn bringing regulations, the city recovered and people came back to property. The first skyscrapers arised, for example Bronan-Building (1936), Anderson-Tower (1937), Friedberg Inc. Headquarters (1939), Central Building (1941) or Bayview Tower (1941). Meanwhile railways, Bay City International Airport (since 1965 Charles Apparo International Airport), Bay City Harbour, several highways and Pretego Canal were already built, indeed favorable developments for the city.
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    Charles Apparo, 1882 - 1964 *3

    Due to further crises the city had to face bancrupt companies, falling landprices and criminality until 1970s years. But since economic boom of 80s and 90s Bay City became the worlds top adress in economy, trade and finance.

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    Bay City, District Madison

    Location:
    Country: Northern Union Republic
    State: Pretego

    Government:
    Mayor: Michael Hamp (LP)
    Vice Mayor: Chris van Treyn (CFP)

    Area:
    Total: 1,116.4 km²
    Metro Region: 18,468,1 km²
    Water: 441.0 km²

    Population:
    Total: 6,614,302
    Density: 9,793.2/km²
    Bay City Delta Area: ca. 18,544,000
    Ethnicity: 60.5 % N.U.R., 39.5 % Other

    Economy (without Bay City Delta Area):
    GDP: $ 416,6 billion
    GDP per capita: $ 62,979
    GDP per sector: agricult. 0,3%, industry 25,6%, services 74,1%
    Poverty: 9,8%
    Unemployment: 4,0 %
    crime rate: 6,2 %
    Main Industries: machinery, chemicals, vehicles and parts, hightech, construction, tourism, banking, insurance

    Others:
    Vehicle Registration: BAY
    Elevation: 0m - 80m
    WWW: www.baycity.bc
    ZIP-code: 300xx-306xx, 310xx-314xx, 30100-30199, 317xx

    A map of the fictional country: Northern Union Republic
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    If you are interested in the statistics of the NUR, please check out the CJ of New Hastings or Cuva Cavelio. The text is too long to add it here.
    :)

    Here are a few introducing pictures:

    The main city, located on Madison Island
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    Suburbian district Elmond
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    The seaport and suburbian district Bakersburg
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    Elmond with Charles-Apparo-International-Airport
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    Bay City from above, 6 am
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    12 noon
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    3 pm
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    Street layout
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    Satellite Nightview
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    James McCoy Golf Course
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    Overlooking Elmond
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    South Madison Island
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    Eastview
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    Bakersburg, Milton Sound
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    Bakersburg with Kimble National Airport on the right
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    Seaport of Bay City
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    Elmond, view to downtown
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    This is the other side of the city, off the gloss and bustling life of Bay City: The Slums of East Town. Hopelessness and unemployment rule this dangerous area. Bad investments and real estate speculations prevented the enhancement of the region. Meanwhile the old, disused freight railstation and abandoned industrial buildings was put in use again to create jobs - but only with minor success. Mayoral candidate Daniel Morrison plans to get East Town in property of the City council. He is criticized (Costs) and praised for that equally.

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    For this time i show you some aerials. I switched off traffic, but nevertheless had to start the game 3 times to do those screenshots.

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    Bakersburg Industrial Harbour Area
    The elevated road is a Freight Truck Lane only
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    Tilden Marina
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    Station South Elmond
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    View to skyline
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    Cargo Center Elmond
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    Typical suburbian areas of Bay City
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    Milton Sound, used by cargo ships and passenger ships
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    Old, small cargo mooring
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    Bennett museum
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    Bakersburg, view from north
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    Peter-Sampson-Passenger-Port
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    Chinatown is located on Madison Island.

    The Cityland Stadium is also part of the district. It is home of the Bay City Builders, a successful American Football Club in the Top Division A.
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    The stadium has its own train- and underground station.
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    Madison Island is the financial district of Bay City and the most dense populated area in the city as also the largest commercial center of N.U.R. For example here are located Northern Union Bank, the Commercial Bank, the Diversified Bank, the Empire Bank, the Federal State Bank, the Bay City General Bank & Trust, the Heritage First National Bank & Trust, the Bay City National Bank and the Madison Citybank.

    The Business area contains the CBD on the East right beside Milton Sound and the ultramodern CBD right in the center of the island.
    The geographical borders of North Madison are not precisely defined.
    View to East
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    Lowe Street in the middle
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    East Avenue on the left
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    View to North Madison with CBD
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    The dome-like building is the Whitepark-Congresscenter
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    City Hall in Madison Park
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    Overview
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    The famous Parker Square
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    *1 (C) wikipedia, unknown picture
    *2 (C) wikipedia, New York 19th century
    *3 (C) wikipedia, Engelbert Broda
    *4 (C) industriemagazin.at

Recent Updates

  1. North Madison and CBD
  2. Chinatown
  3. Suburbian Aerials Part 1

Recent Reviews

  1. Israel
    Israel
    5/5,
    Superb....I am in awe
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you very much for your nice words! :-)
  2. Luiz Fernando
    Luiz Fernando
    5/5,
    Top 10 in the game.
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you very much! One of my older cities :-)
  3. lennon77
    lennon77
    5/5,
    Excelente trabajo
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Gracias again! :-)
  4. Josephlonde
    Josephlonde
    5/5,
    Love the city, Hate you. :P
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Love the city and hate the mayor? :O
      Everything is allowed in NUR :P :D
  5. Lokentaz
    Lokentaz
    5/5,
    Impressive work. I particularly like the golf course.
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you! The golf course indeed took a while to create. I appreciate you like it :-)
  6. ObelicS
    ObelicS
    5/5,
    Personally im not fan of american style cities but this is amazing work. Keep it up with great creations !
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you! Always appreciated when someone who actually doesn't like a type of city likes the work. :-)
  7. kikimasterwastaken
    kikimasterwastaken
    5/5,
    The best city I have seen!Cheers
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Oh thank you very much for this nice words :-)
  8. heonetsung
    heonetsung
    5/5,
    This BigApple is so rich in various contents! Industry together with commerce makes her realistic!
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you! I tried to mix all kind of buildings to make the city look american indeed. Nice you see it too :-)
  9. OvidiuDm
    OvidiuDm
    5/5,
    perfect city, very realistic
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you! :-)
  10. AKHA
    AKHA
    5/5,
    Impressive, very close to reality, I like the history and the build up, thank you for brilliant ideas.
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Oh, thank you very much! Nice you got some ideas :-)