Hey everyone! Well it's been a long time... no need to explain, I guess
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- Cities XL 2012
I was asked to show you my latest and actually finished city. So here we go... Welcome to
This japanese styled city has about 2,560,000 inhabitants, including the surroundings on the map, of course. For this first overview of the name giving part of the city, the river island (kawa 川 shima 島 city 市), I'll keep the story short and let the pictures do most of the work however, a little introduction might be useful:
This city is situated on an eastern shore of a big island, at the estuary of the Ogawa River. It has been a trading post for centuries, ruled from an ancient castle by a famous Daimyo family. From the late 19th century on, the city started to grow quickly and the port has become one of the biggest of the nation.
This is what I call a "finished map"
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Most of the city as seen in western direction:
Here is the river island more clearly:
...and a top view: The island streches approximately 3 kilometers from east to west and its western tip is actually in the ocean.
The old river arm of Ogawa, that separates the island from the rest of the city. Some old fishermen houses can still be seen and they are protected as a national landmark.
In the late 1920's the first highrises were built on the island, giving it the nickname of little Manhattan:
There's also a last bit of natural river banks left in the lower part of the island:
The island is a little town by itself. Some industry can be found in the western parts:
The northern banks of the island are dominated by the big Ogawa River:
The eastern tip is occupied by the Sunrise Shrine 日の出神社:
The main part of the island consists of housing. Mainly low buildings, but some medium high ones can be found as well:
The river arm:
And finally, little Manhattan by night
I hope you like this little introduction. I have prepared some updates already, so keep tuned
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