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 Post subject: Buildings in Glasgow
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:24 pm 
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I was up in Glasgow last weekend for the first time in about 20 years and couldn't resist geeking out a bit by visiting some of the real life Transport Tycoon buildings! :P It should be fairly obvious which buildings in the game were inspired by these locations...


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 Post subject: Re: Buildings in Glasgow
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More buildings...


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 Post subject: Re: Buildings in Glasgow
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Spectacular ! If you find the tube office building IRL...

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 Post subject: Re: Buildings in Glasgow
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Nice pictures!

The tube office building acs121 is referring to might have roots in the design of the Shizuoka Press and Broadcasting Center in Tokyo, the Sony Tower in Osaka, or Lloyd’s Building in London.

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 Post subject: Re: Buildings in Glasgow
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I was at a conference at Strathclyde university last year...the campus is on a steep hill, which gives it a certain OTTD feel in conjunction with that building...

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 Post subject: Re: Buildings in Glasgow
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Roman wrote:
Nice pictures!

The tube office building acs121 is referring to might have roots in the design of the Shizuoka Press and Broadcasting Center in Tokyo, the Sony Tower in Osaka, or Lloyd’s Building in London.


I'm talking about the horizontal tube office building. I don't think it even exists IRL.

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 Post subject: Re: Buildings in Glasgow
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acs121 wrote:
I'm talking about the horizontal tube office building. I don't think it even exists IRL.


Can you post an image? I can't think of a horizontal tubular office building in TT right now.

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 Post subject: Re: Buildings in Glasgow
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Roman wrote:
Can you post an image? I can't think of a horizontal tubular office building in TT right now.

Vertical, not horizontal. I don't know if it exists in real life, I'm sure I read somewhere that a few of the TT buildings were based on concepts rather than actual buildings.

Of course, if I ever go to Tokyo I'll be sure to visit the Nakagin Capsuple Tower: https://www.archdaily.com/110745/ad-cla ... o-kurokawa

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 Post subject: Re: Buildings in Glasgow
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PaulC wrote:
Roman wrote:
Can you post an image? I can't think of a horizontal tubular office building in TT right now.

Vertical, not horizontal. I don't know if it exists in real life, I'm sure I read somewhere that a few of the TT buildings were based on concepts rather than actual buildings.

Of course, if I ever go to Tokyo I'll be sure to visit the Nakagin Capsuple Tower: https://www.archdaily.com/110745/ad-cla ... o-kurokawa


Yes, i was talking about this capsule tower or somewhat.
Roman, you wanted a picture, here it is, in OpenGFX of course. It's from my very first game ever :wink:
They are the buildings with yellow/green/blue top.


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 Post subject: Re: Buildings in Glasgow
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I never really liked most of the TTD buildings, so now I don't know if this makes me less inclined to go to Glasgow! :shock: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Buildings in Glasgow
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kamnet wrote:
I never really liked most of the TTD buildings, so now I don't know if this makes me less inclined to go to Glasgow! :shock: :lol:


Oh, i don't like them either in the TTD graphics, though OpenGFX made the buildings look way better than before.

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 Post subject: Re: Buildings in Glasgow
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Very interesting to see, thanks for sharing! I wasn't aware the influence for some of the TT buildings were still standing.

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 Post subject: Re: Buildings in Glasgow
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acs121 wrote:
Oh, i don't like them either in the TTD graphics, though OpenGFX made the buildings look way better than before.

On the other hand, I'm rather fond of the TTD graphics but I don't care at all for much of OpenGFX. It's all subjective though.

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 Post subject: Re: Buildings in Glasgow
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PaulC wrote:
acs121 wrote:
Oh, i don't like them either in the TTD graphics, though OpenGFX made the buildings look way better than before.

On the other hand, I'm rather fond of the TTD graphics but I don't care at all for much of OpenGFX. It's all subjective though.


Oh, i'm fond of OpenGFX, but TTD graphics look really old, and it's graphics don't fit with post-2008 (release of OpenGFX) NewGRFs, like NARS, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Buildings in Glasgow
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TTD graphics are fine. OpenGFX graphics are fine. The buildings themselves just look awful! Like, who would live or work in these places? Now I know!

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 Post subject: Re: Buildings in Glasgow
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kamnet wrote:
TTD graphics are fine. OpenGFX graphics are fine. The buildings themselves just look awful! Like, who would live or work in these places? Now I know!


Oh, i don't know who would live or work here. I don't really like the buildings either. It would be great to have more buildings right now, like haussmannian buildings which are internationally known and built.

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 Post subject: Re: Buildings in Glasgow
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Blimey folks, they're just regular buildings, same as anywhere else...

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Redirect Left wrote:
Very interesting to see, thanks for sharing! I wasn't aware the influence for some of the TT buildings were still standing.

http://www.tt-ms.de/backgrounds/ <-- here's a list, if you're interested. It's been out there since ages.

Also, here's a photograph of the Nakagin Capsule Tower I took 3 weeks ago. It's not in a great shape...

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 Post subject: Re: Buildings in Glasgow
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Redirect Left wrote:
I wasn't aware the influence for some of the TT buildings were still standing.
What is truly amazing is that some of the longtime TTD players (such as myself) are still standing. :mrgreen:

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...It's not in a great shape...
Those cables remind me of some of the older apartment buildings here in Saint John. When they were originally built, they accommodated the communications providers with "inside the walls" channels for running the cables. Then, later on, whenever a cable failed, rather than pulling a replacement through the channels, they would simply drill a hole in the wall and drape a new cable down the outside. :P Greedy greedy ISP. :lol:

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