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I’m glad to finally present you this project, my biggest city so far and the first CJ since 2015 (that time using the profile of President of Echa as a part of CoXL). I started with this in March 2018 and after more than 400 hours invested, the city is not even close to be finished, and only God knows when/if I will complete it, so I made this first stage which comprends the city center north of the river.
But before beginning, I want to thank you all, administrators or the site, modders and those who with their comments have helped me to improve the city.
There were many changes from the conception of the idea to the final result, and even during the process I have redesigned some area from scratch, demolishing entire blocks to open an avenue and so on.
But in essence, Ferriere is a mid-size city with mainly Spanish and Italian influences ((though I've use the German pack for the modern areas due it size and roof colour), especially from Barcelona and Turin, following the scheme of a typical walled city with a later planned expansion in the XIX century, where boulevards, tree-lined streets and compact blocks are the common rule.
There are also a good number of French buildings, which could be explained by the closeness and influence of this country, and a brief period of occupation.
Finally, I decided to locate the city in Italy, specifically in the Piedmont region, and name it after Ferriere in Piacenza, the town where my bisnono was born and lived before he moved to Argentina.
And now, the city...
Remember, this isn't a finished city. This stage comprends the area between the river and the highway, the train track on the West and that avenue on the East where the mall is.
The city (a comune) is divided into districts (municipi) for both electoral and administrative purposes and these are made up of neighborhoods (quartieri).
Centro - Nord, Est & Ovest
PARKS, LEISURE & LANDMARKS
Santa Maria's basilica and the old town hall
San Giovanni's cathedral and a section of the old wall
San Pietro's church
L'Anfiteatro Mall and the teather. Crossing the street from the mall, there's the Hotel Imperiale.
Galleria Floresta, built to resemble the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milano, is still the largest mall in the city after more than a hundred years.
A recycled 19th century prison. The five blocks were destined for shops, offices and departments, the latter very popular among the students due to the proximity to the University, while other annex buildings were demolished to make way for green spaces.
Street & Night pictures
As you can see, I'm really bad at creating stories for the city and specific buildings, but I'll try to add more descriptions on the next days. If there's something you want to know about it you can ask me in the comments.
One last picture...
Ok, that's all for now. Thanks for you visit.
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A hilly city under development in the Northern Italy