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Creator: marcszar Upload Date: 2009-06-09
Last Update: Never File Type: W2W
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This is a fictional BAT of an urban Sears Department Store. The design of this BAT was inspired by the architecture of the many W2W commercial/residential buildings found in New York City and other cities in the northeastern US. Before the 1960s one could find many similar urban department stores in cities throughout the US. Most cities lost their department stores in the postwar era as the suburbs and their accompanying shopping malls siphoned commercial activity away from city centers. Only a few of the largest cities (New York, Chicago, etc.) have managed to retain department stores and other commercial activity in their downtown cores.

In real life such a building would contain shops and stores on the ground floor and offices or apartments on the upper floors. Since such mixing of zones is not currently possible in SimCity 4, two lots for this BAT have been included: a CS lot and an R lot. The lots are CAMpatible but do not require the CAM to grow. They will only grow on medium or high-density commercial/residential zones next to street corners.

See the readme for stats and other details.


(1) BSC Essentials - for the lot queries


Many thanks 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.


Homie Lamar Thanks a lot for this. 2016-03-10
Szeppi112 When your wonderful designs appear as Plopplable versions? Regards 2011-04-18
sejr99999 thank you fantastic lighting love the Sears sign and the whole look of it 2010-11-11
mallow Wow a realy nice store sims to shop awsome. I imagine it has tons and tons of merchandice. From Clothes to Vacuum Cleaners and washers/dryers including tools etc... 2010-04-27
dwelln8hss32 Wonderful building, and love the architecture! Thanks! 2010-01-31
Ssean Thank you great work 2009-10-06
hmm I feel like I never left Queens! great upload marcszar 2009-07-28
marcszar Jim- Actually, the opposite is true. ;) The whole purpose of \"corners\" is to control where growable buildings can grow. There\'s no need to make a ploppable building a corner lot because- as per the definition- you can plop a ploppable building wherever you want. In LE there are options to make growable buildings grow in specific ways- on a left corner, on a right corner, or on a straight street (no corners required). 2009-06-16
Jim No plop? Corners are less useful in grow because the game doesn\'t know if the building is on a corner or not... 2009-06-14
Krigsforbryter11 wonderful piece of art 2009-06-11
jcmpaz Great BAT!!! But I was wondering if its proppable if not I wish it was.. 2009-06-11
clearlypowa The night lighting of the buildings and the building are great.... Good job and thanks for sharing 2009-06-11
Nasri this store is perfect!! I like the neon a lot!!! 2009-06-10
Mas71 I\'m always admire for a quality of yours, Thank you for sharing Mascszar :) 2009-06-10
Cockatoo-210893 This especially is fantastic, I love that night lighting. 2009-06-09
mattb325 Great job! 2009-06-09
mike3775 Thanks for this lot 2009-06-09
SimNation So lovely your work is. I wish you were a machine so you could produce tons of them in a short period of time :-) 2009-06-09
Aleking lovely 2009-06-09
ikhwan niceeeeeeeeeeeeeee 2009-06-09
SimGoober Nicely done! 2009-06-09