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Old 02-08-2018, 10:13 AM   #4421
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http://store.steampowered.com/app/25...ties_Skylines/

Free to Play for a few days, but you'll probably end up buying it.
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Old 02-08-2018, 12:37 PM   #4422
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http://store.steampowered.com/app/25...ties_Skylines/

Free to Play for a few days, but you'll probably end up buying it.
I have it, and I also have a few expansion packs. It's honestly the best city builder since SimCity 4, in large part due to the sheer volume of custom content out there. The sheer variety of transportation infrastructure included in the game is staggering, as is the size of the maps and the freeform nature of placing it (think: curved roads with development that hugs it, irregular street grits, etc).

The "building styles" feature is something SC4 dabbled with, but CS has perfected. This gives you the ability to create super unique and distinct neighborhoods. I have a city with dense, low-rise Brooklyn style buildings interspersed with some high-rise commie blocks, and an "Old Town" with a dense, irregular street grid full of Baroque residences and retail centered around a cobblestone square in front of the Parish Church of St. Anne (Busdapest). Of course, the maps can be huge, so I also have classic American suburbs and even farmland well outside of the city center. It's the most realistic city builder I've played (if you want it to be). I just wish I could get my regional rail network to be a bit more efficient.

Definitely checkout the Cities Skylines Reddit for inspiration: https://www.reddit.com/r/CitiesSkylines/
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:00 AM   #4423
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I haven't seen the show but I can't imagine that the people of Chicago got their panties in a bunch like this with Shameless.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/20...3IL/story.html
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:08 PM   #4424
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Here is an airplane for sale with some local history:

http://www.platinumfighters.com/fg1dn72nw

It flew out of Squantum NAS, now known as Marina Bay.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:59 PM   #4425
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^ Badass! My favorite warbird of WWII. Dad and I built the model when I was a kid.
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:19 PM   #4426
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http://www.businessinsider.com/trump...re-plan-2018-2

I hate to bring national politics back to this forum, but since I believe it directly affects urban planning and infrastructure that it's relevant.

Looks like Trump is planning to increase the gas tax to pay for the infrastructure plan.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:23 AM   #4427
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I hate to bring national politics back to this forum, but since I believe it directly affects urban planning and infrastructure that it's relevant.

Looks like Trump is planning to increase the gas tax to pay for the infrastructure plan.
It would be great if it happens but Trump has a habit of saying he is "open to something" and then backtracking when his base gets pissed off.
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:30 PM   #4428
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It would be great if it happens but Trump has a habit of saying he is "open to something" and then backtracking when his base gets pissed off.
He'd be sticking it to his most ardent supporters in flyover country who have to drive thirty miles to Wal-Mart so I'm all in favor of it. Tax the shit out of them!
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:36 PM   #4429
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It's a use tax, which in most cases ends up being a regressive tax. It makes sense in urban areas, but much of america does not live in an urban area.

Before this century republicans were always in favor of use taxes.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:50 PM   #4430
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Nice 1930's pictures of Manhattan.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ging-city.html
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:01 AM   #4431
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Back when Manhattan had a soul
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Old 02-23-2018, 12:57 PM   #4432
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nIce Baltisa pictura: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...buildings.html
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Old 02-24-2018, 11:51 AM   #4433
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Welp... didja get the job done or not??

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Old 02-28-2018, 08:36 AM   #4434
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This should be of interest to more than a few people here.

Suffolk Constructionís high-tech nerve center lets it monitor projects nationwide

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The newly opened Smart Lab is the cornerstone of a $60 million renovation underway at Suffolk Constructionís headquarters, a block off Massachusetts Avenue in Roxbury. This high-tech nerve center gives Fish and his executives updates and financial data on key construction sites, from an apartment development in Los Angeles to a rail, retail, amd residential complex in Miami to the Wynn casino rising near the Mystic River in Everett.
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:22 PM   #4435
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I've driven past that Suffolk office before and its pretty impressive especially given its surroundings. Its a really blighted area and then boom there's this shiny building in the middle of it. Not sure if that'd be my first choice for a headquarters but its cool
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Old 03-01-2018, 06:04 AM   #4436
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I've driven past that Suffolk office before and its pretty impressive especially given its surroundings. Its a really blighted area and then boom there's this shiny building in the middle of it. Not sure if that'd be my first choice for a headquarters but its cool
It wasn't their first choice either. They were trying to build a new HQ in the seaport and for whatever reason it didn't happen, So they just decided to add on to their existing building.
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Old 03-01-2018, 02:56 PM   #4437
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https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/01/polit...aos/index.html

It will be interesting when the steel tariffs goes into effect, whether it would up the cost of construction and whether it may slow down any development projects.
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:38 AM   #4438
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Apple Park: Transcript of 911 calls about injuries from walking into glass
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:05 PM   #4439
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Question on some residential architecture...my wife an I were driving through Worcester when I noticed this house, and wondered why the roof overhangs so much. I've driven by it a hundred times but never picked up on it: https://goo.gl/maps/oMNRygKHoCr
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:46 PM   #4440
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Only a guess, but it was probably a triple decker with three front porches, the porches rotted and/or collapsed and the owner didn't want to pay to replace them. That was probably the cheapest option.
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