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Brandtford City (Early 20th Century U.S. City Build)

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Level 5 : Apprentice Architect

My first Planet Minecraft project, Brandtford City, is an early 20th century city build project inspired by New York City in the 1910s. This project started as a survival project on a server with a friend (he built a medieval city on a nearby island). We've since started a new survival map, and thus this map has become a creative builds project.


Thus far, the neighborhoods of Market Street, Newspaper row, and the Riverfront have seen construction. Soon work will begin on the 'uptown' government plaza and the docklands. Architecture of the city will be (and is) dominated by large imposing skyscrapers to reflect lack of significant zoning regulation in NYC at the inception of the skyscraper boom. Many skyscrapers will feature neo-gothic, neo-classical, and revival architecture, with ornate detailed 'toppers' and lobbies.


The city features a elevated train line, with elevated stations above roads and open spaces. Eventually, I plan on making a limited underground train network and a Penn Station-esc building that will connect to long distance lines. All train lines will be functional with vanilla minecarts, but appear as realistic as possible. Street trolleys, early automobiles, and horse carriages will be the mainstay of above street-level transit. Other long distance transit will include large steam liner ships in the docklands.


This is work in progress city with high aspirations, and thus has a lot of unused, undeveloped space left to build. Quite frankly, this city will likely never reach full completion, as there always seems to be more detail to add. However, I look forward to sharing the progression of this city as development continues! If you have any suggestions, questions, or have interest in mcedit schematics/stand-alone builds let me know! Or if you are a builder that would like to help or could use my help let me know!
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  • GregVdD
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Engineer
  • March 11, 2019, 12:05 pm
  • jbl_
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • February 15, 2019, 10:00 am
Really Nice ! Good luck for the next !
  • Boss Youtuber
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Network
  • February 15, 2019, 5:41 am
What version is this map for?
  • Repvail
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Architect
  • February 17, 2019, 9:30 am
Currently Update Aquatic, however it will be updated when the new update come out so I'll have more blocks to build with!
Great job, keep up the good work :)
  • LES-Perrin
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Architect
  • February 15, 2019, 4:01 am
love the turtle in the street :D
  • Royal Red
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Architect
  • February 15, 2019, 1:11 am
It's got a lot of potential. I would like to see where this project goes in a year.
  • Coltair
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 14, 2019, 6:44 pm
Love the Build, would really love schematics for the city and or individual buildings!

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