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Creator: marcszar Upload Date: 2008/06/02
Last Update: Never File Type: W2W
Views: 67 Category: Residential - Medium
Last Downloaded: 2017/10/16 Downloads: 6285

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This BAT is not based off of any specific building in New York City, but its Art Deco design echoes that of many apartment buildings found throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. By the beginning of the 20th century, there was a gradual shift away from rowhouse construction in denser, newly-developed parts of Manhattan and the Bronx. Earlier in the 19th century, rowhouses were rapidly constructed all across New York. But by the turn of the century, developers and architects needed to design even larger buildings for the city's booming population. Their solution was the apartment block- large buildings with interior steel or wood framing (or occasionally masonry bearing-wall construction) with an exterior brick, tile, or stone veneer designed in the popular architectural styles of the day- Tudor Revival, Romanesque Revival, Art Deco, and Gothic Revival, for example. Like the rowhouses they evolved from, these brick apartment buildings were often W2W and contained large air/light shafts between blocks of buildings- these were often used as laundry-drying areas, playgrounds, and gardens by local residents. These large brick apartment blocks were built up till and throughout the interwar era. After WWII, there was a trend towards high rise construction instead. Such high rise "projects" were often clad with similar brick veneer but they usually were not embellished with the rich brick ornamentation of earlier buildings.

This BAT sits on a 4 x 4 low-wealth lot. Since the stats were generated with the PIM-X, this BAT is CAMpatible but it does not require the CAM to function properly. This lot will only grow on high-density residential zones.

See the readme for stats and other details.

Dependencies:

(1) BSC Textures Volume 2 - for several grass overlay textures

Credits:

My thanks go to the BSC team for their constant support, advice, testing, and feedback as well as to everyone who offered advice and comments on this project in my SC4D BAT thread.

Comments

Amyclan One of these buildings looks just like a building I used to live in until I was 5 or 6. Instant nostalgia. Very nicely done. 2017/09/13
thenesh74 perfect fit for my slums 2012/05/28
Szeppi112 When your wonderful designs appear as Plopplable versions? Regards 2011/04/18
sejr99999 thank you classic hi density low wealth with the laundry hung out to dry! I love this 2010/11/09
palmtown thank you very much !! :D 2009/12/26
hogs29 Ugly, and dirty. Perfect! 2008/08/24
sebes Thank you Marc - nice and ugly... I'm loving it! 2008/07/11
Hydra This is huge thanks. 2008/06/10
skyjuice thanks alot! 2008/06/08
gfv1974 This is great!! Thank you! 2008/06/06
SimNation You have done it again my friend. My low wealth sims raise there 40s to toast to you. 2008/06/04
Sim Shady wow it looks amazing! and the history/ discription was fascinating :) 2008/06/03
Godzillasam I was randomly just thinking about the bronx...:P 2008/06/02
snickm3081 This is an incredible building. 2008/06/02
ems-swat I usually dont comment, but this is simply amazing! 2008/06/02
caspervg Looks great, great modelling and superb textures used. 2008/06/02
ehanson A great BAT that adds some NY style to any city. 2008/06/02