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Creator: mattb325 Upload Date: 2021-04-06
Last Update: Never File Type: Realistic
Views: 1555 Category: Commercial - MEGA
Last Downloaded: 2021-07-24 Downloads: 333

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Description

Harrods MAXIS NITE, by Mattb325.

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Inspired by the iconic department store on Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, Harrods is presented as a CS$$$ growable and ploppable lot for your cities.

Please be aware that the present day Harrods has been extended and remodelled a number of times since the main building on Brompton Rd was completed in 1905, so this is NOT a strict recreation, but what I present is faithful to the original facade as designed by Charles Stephens, albeit with modifications to make it more game-ready.

I have only modelled the front portion of the building.

It must be noted that the present building has completely over-run the old streets of 'Queens Gardens' and 'New Place' and wrapped its way around what used to be known as Queen Street and Lower North St (since renamed Hans Rd and Basil St respectively), consuming the old Hans Mansion block and other buildings in the process. 

Because these streets run at odd angles and curves, even with the FAR roads and other NAM advances, I felt that modelling all of this would make the building almost completely unusable for the average player.

Additionally the original building, aligned to Brompton Rd, was slightly wedged shaped - the old line is still somewhat visible under all of the present day roof additions from google earth along the Hans Rd facade. Naturally I have squared this off to get this into game, which means that the rear of the building is completely fictitious.

The present roof junk and extension of the Mansard roof along all facades is modelled - with slight variations by me - on the most up-to-date renovations: you can compare the differences by using the google earth program (up-to-date) vs Bing birds-eye/google maps (out-of-date) to see the remarkable difference to the roof-top in recent years.

Lastly, in order to fit the building on a maximum of 8 tiles (which will give it at least some chance of growing), I have removed one set of windows near the turret. Given the lag on my computer, I have also avoided modelling the hundreds of bulbs on the Hans Cres and Hans Roads sides.

With all of that said, if you are strictly puritanical about recreations being 100% accurate, then please do not download this.

The lot comes in two flavours: a growable Commercial Services and a ploppable, functional C$$$ lot, which is found in the Landmarks Menu. Both have the same stats.

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STATS CS$$$ & Ploppable CS$$$:

Lot size : 8 x 4

Growth Stage: 8 (Medium and High Density Zoning)/Ploppable

Bulldoze Cost: $631

Capacity Satisfied: CS$ 11,140, CS$$ 2,787, CS$$$ 1,117

Pollution: 50 (Air)/ 33 (Water)/ 67 (Garbage )

Pollution Radius: 6/7/0

Power Consumed: 209 Mwh

Water Consumed: 1871 Gal/Month

Building Style: Chicago/NY/Houston/Euro (N/A for Ploppable)

Occupant Group: Commercial Services Building

NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE:

This download is the Maxis nite version.

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DEPENDENCIES:

Apart from the Christmas Tree from the Maxis DLC (Rockefeller Center) This lot does not require external dependencies.

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To install, simply unzip the contents of this file into your plugins folder.

Comments

sejr99999 thank you for this beautiful and functional recreation of an iconic building 2021-06-14
Gwyain Wow! That's gorgeous. I can't wait to place this in my old town. 2021-06-05
SimNation Great work on this, the night lights look as good as the building does during the day. 2021-05-26
sejr99999 thank you for this essential building for a London style city incredible amount of detail, beautiful textures and of course the intricate lighting 2021-04-08