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Chicago, Illinois - 1:2 Scale

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Koodoo25 avatar Koodoo25
Level 43 : Master Architect
I am recreating the city of Chicago, Illinois in roughly 1:2 scale (56% of the original size). This project will cover all of downtown Chicago. I am recreating the city based off images and 3D models provided by Google Maps, Google images, and the Sketchup 3D Warehouse. Data about the heights of buildings are provided by Skyscraperpage and Emporis.

I started this project in July of 2013, but around 80%+ of the progress made has been within the last year.

Please note that there are currently only a couple of interior spaces created (the lobby of the Rookery on LaSalle St and the observatory near the top of the Hancock Center). I will be adding more notable interior spaces over time, but this project's primary focus is on creating a detailed replica of Chicago's streets and skyscrapers, not so much the insides of buildings.
I am creating this using my personal creative Bukkit server with WorldEdit running on Minecraft version 1.10.2.

All renderings are made in Chunky.
A custom resource pack is included in the zip folder with the world save.
Progress70% complete

6 Update Logs

Update #6 : by Koodoo25 10/24/2017 5:04:44 pmOct 24th, 2017

I haven't been working on this very much recently... I'm probably done working on this for the foreseeable future. Most of downtown is complete (minus Navy Pier), so there's a lot less to work on anyways. Who knows anything could happen.

P.S. I updated the download link

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06/18/2019 12:46 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Drivt avatar
I'm moving to chicago in a month and I've been there once. This is amazing!!!
02/04/2019 10:06 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
jakrivvo avatar
OMG i have to say out of all the chicago builds ive seen this is the most accurate and realistic build ive ever seen keep up the great work
06/13/2018 2:35 pm
Level 27 : Expert Architect
Ahdahmah avatar
HOly shit the renders are awesome! Good job
04/02/2018 12:08 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
roeejo4d avatar
Did you build Richard J Daley center?
03/17/2018 3:12 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Ryan9263 avatar
How do I download this
01/17/2018 1:58 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Crafter
Titoo8899 avatar
cool world make more updates with other areas.
09/12/2017 6:47 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
citygirl13 avatar
I have a son that wants me to download this to play. I have no idea what to do - but I am computer savvy - just not Minecraft savvy. I have a Mac desktop and MacBook Air laptop. Is this compatible with Apple or do we need to purchase a PC? And how do we get to play this Chicago city? Help please!
06/18/2019 12:53 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Drivt avatar
You can definitely play Minecraft on Mac. If you got to Minecraft.net you can make an account and buy the game for $20.00. After this is done you can click the download button of chicago. Download Winzip on the website. I recon you use Safari, so go to the top right corner and click on the downloads button. Download Winzip on the website. After downloaded put the .zip file onto you're desktop, right click on the file and click extract files. When done you got to make sure all the files like: region, playerdata, etc. is in it. If that in it go to files, go to minecraft and search for the saves folder. Drag the file into the saves folder. You can delete the .zip file if you want to. And you are ready to play.
10/01/2017 9:13 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
JungleGeorgeMiner123 avatar
Minecraft is perfectly compatible with Mac! Just go to Minecraft.net and buy the game for twenty dollars. After this, download and install the game onto your computer. Inside the game files (details for how to access are on Internet), navigate to the "Saves" folder and drag the download of this (which you get from the button "download Minecraft world") into there. Then launch the game and you will see the world on the screen that you choose a world from!
08/21/2017 9:27 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Engineer
Commodore James
Commodore James avatar
Thanks for the map, and also BIG THANKS to you, cause I live near the Windy City area. It is a dream come true.
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