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Old January 10th, 2012, 05:11 AM   #1
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Horizons: A City for Tomorrow

Horizons: A city planned in the mid-20th century by a successful entrepreneur, along with a complex that included a theme park and several other entertainment venues. Unfortunately, the visionary passed away before the project could be completed, and only the theme park opened on time. Over the years, the project's financial and creative sources waned until Horizons finally fell by the wayside. Decades later, with the company the visionary founded having extreme success in the theme park ad film businesses, the heads of the company decided to brush the dust off of the Horizons project and build the city. The name Horizons symbolized growth and prosperity. They started off with a few small buildings, with many more on the drawing board. Plans for expansion included several "supertall" skyscrapers of more than 300 meters. It also included plans for future hotels which met the top-notch standards of their theme park hotels. Using experience from designing theme parks, the city layout called for the city to be centered around a city green and a World Trade Center, which serves as a central "hub". The retail center of the city is in "the grid" section of the city, where most of the city's shopping venues are. Across the Amer River is most of the residential towers and high-density housing complexes. The entire city is on the drawing board, being planned week by week. Their vision ended up in an amazing plan for an amazing city.

At the moment there is not a big version of the city map that the buildings can be placed on; therefore, the paper models are on "platforms". The paper models are conceptual and therefore and not perfectly made, please bear with it for now.

Monitor Building
280 feet tall
21 floors
21 office floors
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Monitor Building and sketches by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Monitor Building by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Monitor Building aerial shot by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Monitor Building on platform by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Sideways shot by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Monitor Building in shadow by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Monitor Building aerial view by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Monitor Building street view by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Monitor Building with Monitor Building sketch by imagineer100, on Flickr

Crown Tower
300 feet tall
Built 1919
17 floors
2 retail floors
10 office floors
4 clock/mechanical floors
1 observatory
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Crown Tower by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Crown Tower aerial shot by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Crown Tower overview by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Crown Tower by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Crown Tower close up by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Monitor and Crown by imagineer100, on Flickr

Bank of Horizons Building
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Bank of Horizons layout by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Banks of Horizons Building by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Banks of Horizons Building aerial shot by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Banks of Horizons Building by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Banks of Horizons Building street view by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Banks of Horizons Building roof by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Monitor Building, Crown Tower, Banks of Horizons Building by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Monitor Building, Crown Tower, Banks of Horizons Building street view by imagineer100, on Flickr

Horizons old street map
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Horizons street map by imagineer100, on Flickr

Concept sketches (pre-model/rendering)
Each grid square=20 feet
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"Waterfall" tower sketch/Pipeway by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Keystone Tower/spinning tower sketch by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Keystone Tower top sketch by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Monitor Building/Grand Alaeriian sketch by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Horizons Library/Pipeway sketch by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Horizons Wireless sketch by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Coffee House/Horizons WTC/Crown Tower by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Crown Tower sketch by imagineer100, on Flickr
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The Coffee House sketch by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Untitled by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Pilot Tower pinnacle by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Bank of Horizons Building sketch by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Untitled by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Untitled by imagineer100, on Flickr
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The Loft/Horizons WTC 3, 4, 5 sketch by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Untitled by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Untitled by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Untitled by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Hartford WTC 1 and 2 sketch by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Untitled by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Horizons WTC layout by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Untitled by imagineer100, on Flickr
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WTC PeopleMover Station by imagineer100, on Flickr
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Saunders Building sketch by imagineer100, on Flickr


More building sketches and better-made models coming soon!
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:02 AM   #2
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Cool. It looks like you figured it out.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:05 AM   #3
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Cool. It looks like you figured it out.
Still a work in progress. I'm waiting for computer access to make them on the computer and print them out. I've been using SkyscraperCity on my iPhone for weeks and JUST found out they have an app!
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Old January 11th, 2012, 04:05 AM   #4
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wow, you have a pretty cool looking city in the making!
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wow, you have a pretty cool looking city in the making!
Thanks!
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