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CJ Glādriēna

A peaceful small town (CXL 2011)

  1. raulv87
    Population:
    48000
    Map:
    TheGreatLake
    Around a year ago I posted one of my cities here. Although it was made in CXL 2011, I got nice feedback. So I'm brave enough to upload another town with old graphics and just a few mods.

    The city is called Glādriēna (It's difficult to explain, how to pronounce it. If any latvian or lithuanian happens to read it, I'm sure they can say the name perfectly). I experimented a long time with different maps and finally The Great Lake was perfect for me.

    At current state with the population of 48 000 the city looks like this:

    Sunrise viewed from the lake
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    I don't like too many skyscrapers in a city. Glādriēna's are here.
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    Lakeside
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    Central square
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    There's my city hall
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    Old town and city center
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    Few aerial views:
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    Map of Glādriēna
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    As you can see from the map, I have built two bridges over the lake. One to the north and the other to the west. An airport would be nice in the west and I'm thinking about expanding the town to the north: more low-density housing and some appartment houses (using Lithuanian residences http://xlnation.city/resources/soviet-lithuanian-5-storey-apartments-vol_1.271/ if it works in CXL2011). The city could grow to 75 000 perhaps. I think, my slow laptop would just crash after that :D.

Recent Reviews

  1. SOUL Productions
    SOUL Productions
    5/5,
    I looked through your cj and I have to say that this one is my favorite. The city flows very naturally with the waterway and has a very smooth and realistic look to it. No complaints!
  2. Steven H. Endermann
    Steven H. Endermann
    5/5,
    Your city has quite the skyline for 48,000 people! Your city is very realistic. Thank you for using this map. I have several city ideas, now. By the way, keep up the good work. I cannot wait to see more pictures and read more information about your city.
    1. raulv87
      Author's Response
      Thank you! I am surprised, that many of you find my city realistic, although it's made in the older version of CXL and with lowest graphic settings. Great, that you got ideas from me. I'm sorry to dissapoint you, though... I'm creating a new city right now, but afrer I've finished that, I'll maybe return to Gladriena :)
  3. MauricioRP
    MauricioRP
    5/5,
    Where did you get that white and tall building? Seems residencial
    1. raulv87
      Author's Response
      It's a high density office. Aston building, if I remember correctly. Thanks for 5 stars
  4. wildii
    wildii
    5/5,
    Yeah, I really like this city :) The street-layout and the skyline look great!
    1. raulv87
      Author's Response
      Thanks! I love to make realistic street layouts
  5. pauliaxz
    pauliaxz
    5/5,
    Nice town, you got there, but I think it's too small for skyscrappers as a Baltic city.
    1. raulv87
      Author's Response
      Thanks. Of course, a Baltic city with 48000 people wouldn't have such skyline, but in my mind it's located somewhere in my imaginary land :)
  6. Rodyna
    Rodyna
    5/5,
    One of the best important thing: REALISM!
    1. raulv87
      Author's Response
      Thanks. It's probably my style. I'm not good at making futuristic cities though
  7. Kurtis Edwards
    Kurtis Edwards
    5/5,
    This is a wonderful city. Simple yet thoughtful.
    1. raulv87
      Author's Response
      Thank you :) I like to keep it simple