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- Cities XL Platinum
I think i'm too dumb for accepting the games' lag with bigger cities. It's about 50% finished and the game starts to burn my condo. However i present you my latest project. More picture will follow when the city grows and completes (i hope so).
New Hastings is an important industrial logistics center of the N.U.R. It is located at the estuary of river Nautil in river Pretego about in the middle of the country, both rivers are navigable quite well. Also (larger) river Pretego represents the border between the states Pretego and New Humbria. On the other river bank you see Haroldsburg, a suburban, flat town. The harbor is highly frequented due to its location and characteristic as distribution place and its proximity to Pretego Canal. Lots of important highways and railway lines meet in New Hastings and its metropolitan area.
The city has about 2,4 million inhabitants, Greater New Hastings - the metropolitan area - has a population of about 8 million. Also New Hastings offers a busy commercial area and an indispensable business and financial district. New Hastings - Halka International Airport (located in Haroldsburg) opens the gate for many tourists and business people as well.
The city was founded in 1875 - just 2 years after the independence of the country - by Peter Casey, settler from Hastings, UK. The phosphat wars had affected the infrastructure of the area markedly, but due to its location in the countrys middle, at the Pretego river and the close Pretego Canal New Hastings was developing fast. Also other favorable circumstances like the growing economy of the country and the beginning industrialization had influenced the growth positively.
In 1900 a huge flooding destroyed big areas of the town. The incident took place in the early morning (about 5 am) of August, 29th. Many citizens were still sleeping during the disaster. 21,000 people lost their lifes in the water, after Pretego bursted its banks rapidly after a breach in the dike in northern New Humbria. The situation was aggravated due to the low banks of the river. After that disaster the city council was taking flood protection measures along the coast. This had a nice side effect, because the low, miry and marshy ground got elevated and stabilized and allowed new and more effective ways of building ports. The freight handling rised, rails have been installed aligning the city.
Until 1950 the population has grown up to 1,400,000. The role as a logistics center of the country was already established. New Hastings suffered from 1970s financial crisis, many corrupt politicians (Rourke, Sinnerman) and businessmans (Ellen, Garrison) from that time damaged the reputation of the city as business location.
It took until 1988 to detect all the schemings and criminal actions from that time. Today New Hastings is a hub for industry (Lleyton chemicals, Cangan Pharmacy Ltd.., Pancoya Systems Corp.) and finance (Takahashi Trading Corp., KDL Insurance Group, Morrison Real Estate Investmens Corp. Ltd.).
Some overview and aerial pictures. They show the expansion, density and transistion of the city. Close ups and streetlevel pictures will follow later.
Haroldsburg is a city located on the other side of Pretego river in the state of New Humbria. It has a population of 106,000. Of course many inhabitants work in New Hastings and in other towns and cities in Greater New Hastings. But nevertheless the city can boast with an airport, a cargo center and a growing industrial area as employers.
This is New Hastings - Halka International Airport in Haroldsburg, finished in 1993. It is an very important hub for national and international air traffic with an amount of passengers of 48,000,000 a year.
*1 Flooding of Austin, Texas, 1935