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