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中心 ZhongXin - Skyscraper Town Based On Travel Pics

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McB35chty avatar McB35chty
Level 27 : Expert Miner
Hey Folks,

When I play Minecraft I usually spend a good amount of time in building skyscrapers and highrises which are mostly based of my travel pictures. I used to travel to China and other Asian countries a lot so I have insane amounts of pictures to take inspiration from. Especially modern Chinese skyscrapers fascinate me. And the sheer number of under construction super-tall structures is mind-blowing.

2012 after coming back from a long travel to China I decided to look up some skyline pictures I took during the trip. I found a particular tower from the city know by the name "GuangZhou" It was a perfect black box so I decided to build it. The result made me very happy and so my first server town called "SkyScraperCity" was born. At this point I enjoyed the basic minecraft and build a whole city in survival. This city remains until today, but I wanted more.

The idea of building a whole new town connected to SkyScraperCity was born. this time with no limitation of material and therefore in creative mode. The city was Named "ZhongXin" and until today it is growing.

Whenever I have time to build and update this site I will. It is possibly an ongoing and never ending project since I won't loose my fun in building and I never get bored with it.

Here is some details about skyscrapers I created in this city (some of them will have a step by step tutorial video of how I built them):

Renders (some impression from different progress stages)
  1. Random Chinese Skyscraper from a second tier city (Image, Step by Step Video)
  2. Bank of GuangZhou Tower (image)
  3. Chinese Triplets (image)
  4. Bridge from SSC to ZhongXin (image)
  5. Backstreet of the growing Hong Kong district (image)
  6. Park View (image)
  7. Bird View Night Render of all Skyscrapers (image)
  8. Survival Part of the Neighbouring town "SSC" (image)
  9. Birds view of a modern Chinese Twin Tower (image)
  10. China Merchants Tower Shanghai (image)
  11. Lake/Park Render comapred to an in-game screenshot (image)
  12. Cityscape black&white (image)

In Depth Video Shocase (with lots of background information about the builds)

  1. Video Showcase Part 1 (video link)
  2. Video Showcase Part 2 (video link)
  3. Video Showcase Part 3 (video link)

Step by Step Tutorials (showing how I normally build)

  1. Random Chinese Skyscraper from a second tier city (Image, Step by Step Video)
  2. HongKong Style Apartment Building (Step by Step Video)
  3. Hong Kong Apartment Building 2 (Step by Step Video)
  4. Chinese Style Apartment Highrise from China richest Village called "HuaXiCun" near WuXi (Step by Step Video)

  • A big thanks to you who cared what this project is about. I hope you like what you saw and keep yourself informed about future progress
  • Also kudos to the owner of the server I play on. It has been an amazing environment to build and also a save place to store the data
  • All the awesome architects out there who had a vision to conquer the sky and trusted their ideals of what a good skyscraper should look like

Thanks and cheers~

Additional Notes

Please don't hesitate with your critical feedback. Post a comment and I will be happy =)
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Update #18 : by McB35chty 06/19/2014 6:58:32 amJun 19th, 2014


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05/20/2015 5:50 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Architect
Dennie Mok
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Hi i am from hong kong.
It is really aweaome to see those familiar skyscrapers. You have done a great job out of expectation.
Keep it up
06/26/2014 7:22 pm
Level 68 : High Grandmaster Architect
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Is this your map or you server?
06/26/2014 7:31 pm
Level 27 : Expert Miner
McB35chty avatar
It was on a public server once. Now I run the map on my test server
06/26/2014 7:33 pm
Level 68 : High Grandmaster Architect
Xoyjaz avatar
Many skyscrapers, looks good =)
06/19/2014 1:52 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Architect
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Very nice build. Love the buildings. Keep up the good work!
06/19/2014 8:33 am
Level 66 : High Grandmaster Crafter
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thats a lot of buildings.. nicely done though dem renders are top notch man :)
06/13/2014 3:07 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Miner
mSTtb8s7wFL7trpsB9btW avatar
Really nice, I like it.
06/13/2014 3:59 pm
Level 27 : Expert Miner
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Thanks, its so much fun to work on it but sometimes a bit lonely :D
06/13/2014 2:22 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Architect
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10/14/2013 5:23 pm
Level 25 : Expert Engineer
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From the looks of it this can rival Greenfield!Hopefully it will be up for download one day.
Nice work.
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