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avatar Averine
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This build is created for the Planetminecraft "Skyscraper Solo" Minecraft Project Contest!







Time spent: 8 days

Built on: BuildersRefuge twitter.com/BuildersRefuge
With inspiration outsourced from Ready Player One and various artworks across Deviantart





2023.

A lone jeep sped down Route 101. Emblazoned on its sides are the words "BRAZILIAN NATIONAL GUARD" - though it is hard to make out due to significant wear and tear. The vehicle and its occupants have come a long way - nearly 5 years on the road and pitstops at various cities to resupply.

The pandemic has really taken its toll on mankind: at Caracas, infected bodies littered the streets. The Panama Canal in Panama City is jammed with half-sunken cruise liners and supertankers that will never reach the open sea. Mexico City offered no respite either; the city was practically levelled, the result of bombing runs conducted by the air force in an attempt to curb the raging global pandemic. By the time they crossed the unguarded US border and reached Los Angeles, nature had already claimed back most of the cityscape and not a single soul was in sight.


One of the generals in the jeep sat straight and took a breather. Dusk has started to set in, and they had departed from the ruins of San Francisco some two hours ago. This group of people only had one objective: to locate any signs of human life and hopefully work together to establish a community. Disappointingly, after all these weeks they are starting to doubt the possibility of any life here in the west coast. Perhaps they should've gone to the east side? Maybe Denver or Washington could still have uninfected people. But before that we hope to check out Vancou-

Wham!

The sudden harsh beam of light blinded the driver momentarily, causing the vehicle to screech to a stop. Above them circled an attack helicopter with US Army insignia. They haven't even seen it coming let alone heard it: it just...appeared.

"Attention all personnel in the vehicle. This is ISOLON-28. We mean you no harm. We are just out here on routine patrol to locate any living citizens. If you could kindly, please follow us." The helicopter pilot's voice boomed through the loudspeakers.

After a few minutes, the chopper began heading in the direction that the Brazilians were heading, so naturally they followed it too. After around 20 minutes of driving, they saw it. A gargantuan suspension bridge guarding the San Francisco Bay. Illuminating the once-more starry night sky.


The Golden Gate Bridge.

...or what's left of it. The further side of the bridge had already collapsed, leaving the residents clambering for space on the nearer side.

ISOLON-28: "Welcome to Pacific Point."

"Your supposedly last civilization on Earth."









┬┐? Project Description

Pacific Point is the name given to a community living on the art-deco Golden Gate Bridge, established 10 months after the global pandemic of a mutant SARS virus, originating from Shanghai, that managed to wipe out nearly 99.36% of the global population. The surviving populations around the globe have relocated to relatively disease-free areas and set up communities, with their top academics trying to find a cure.

The humans living here reside in "stacked houses", constructed out of various materials they can scavenge-corrugated metal tiles, bricks, iron bars, pipes, plywood, concrete etc. The houses are piled high and some are even built around the bridge tower, hence giving the essence of a skyscraper.

The residing US military oversees everything and is responsible for on-site defence and legislation. M1A1 Abrams tanks guard the bridge entrance, Apache longbows circle overhead, and various MLRS and armored vehicles are positioned in the vicinity.

I tried to incorporate all these elements the best I could in my build. A rusty ship can be found beached further along the coast. The surrounding terrain is shaped similarly to what the surrounding Golden Gate Bridge landscape looks like in real life, to the best of my ability. Although, it's more forested due to years of uninterrupted human activity.











This is my first post on Planetminecraft in addition to my first time participating in a PMC contest! Just a diamond or a favourite will be extremely appreciated. Thank you!

IMPORTANT: After downloading the world, immediately do /gamerule doFireTick false and switch difficulty to Peaceful.





Credits:
Render by iNether_ https://twitter.com/iNether_
Render by Zinjoo https://www.planetminecraft.com/member/zinjoo/
Render by ´╗┐Paul Sireau (_Killerack_) twitter.com/Paul_Sireau
MagicaVoxelViewer renders by me
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i don't know why, but when i load the world, it's just a super flat world. How do i fix this?
  • KoLusim
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Architect
  • August 18, 2018, 5:57 am
Great concept
  • KaligarPrime
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Architect
  • August 16, 2018, 12:53 pm
Very nice DFS
  • CubyBuilds
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Architect
  • August 16, 2018, 6:47 am
Very unique idea but its not really a skyscraper, the build itself is really impressive tho :D
I agree with that, 2nd place kinda a low blow to others
  • BioPowered
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Engineer
  • August 16, 2018, 1:55 am
Amazing! But I don't think that the cables on the collapsed side would hang like that.
  • Averine
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Architect
  • August 16, 2018, 3:27 am
The other bridge tower is still standing (just that I did not build it) so the cables are still connected but the road is destroyed. But thanks!
  • BioPowered
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Engineer
  • August 16, 2018, 10:09 am
Ah ok that explains it ;)
  • Giancarlovan
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Blacksmith
  • August 16, 2018, 12:01 am
I really like the unique premise of this build.
  • eagoy
  • Level 47
  • Master Lava Rider
  • August 15, 2018, 9:57 am
A tad to much surroundings for this contest I think but it suits the build extremely well.
I really like the way you made this bridge structurally with all the beams and such running underneath.

Good luck fellow contestant!

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