Author Topic: Aquariums  (Read 25984 times)

Jason

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Re: Aquariums
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2008, 02:32:08 PM »
Well, my version doesn't look anything like Jax either.  More like Manhattan on the St. Johns.

I'll see if I can get one tonight when I get home.


I might try to re-create jax again on sc4 tonight. Here's what I'll do:

Zone about 2% of the city for high density, make sure I place churches about 5 squares apart and zone the rest of the city as low density commercial & residential and a few patches of dirty industry in for good measure.

I'll make sure to keep the budget lean on education and make sure museums, cultural centers and tourist attractions are sparse and over-build roads, avenues and highways and won't dare attempt to use rail or lightrail and the bus-stops & monorail stations I do build, i'll make sure they're not located anywhere a sim would ever want to go!

After that, i'll have truckasarus-rex come and knock down all of the historical buildings...truckasarus is a metaphor you see...



I didn't get a chance to get any screen shots of my city.  Its been a while since I've played the game at all.  I'll try to get something posted over the weekend.


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Re: Aquariums
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2008, 09:43:46 PM »
I'd love to see an aquarium here. I've been to the one in Tampa,New Orleans, Newport Ky(outside Cincinnati) Newport News (not called an aquarium but having the same things) and Baltimore. With plans to visit the one in Atlanta and Chattanooga on my honeymoon.

I've often wondered why we don't have one here. The city is pretty much surrounded by water with the ocean and the St. Johns.   I think that it would give this city something different in terms of attraction. It would be the only one in this regin pulling people from south GA as well as west FL.

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Re: Aquariums
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2008, 09:55:38 PM »
If you havent been to Atlanta's aquariums you should go, of course we wouldnt need one of that class and size, but at the Omaha zoo theres one that would fit in nicely with our downtown,its a mix of a tropical rain forest inside a dome and a aquarium combined.

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Re: Aquariums
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2013, 06:21:57 PM »
I'll just go on and say the mandatory irrational mini-rant that someone will eventually say since this is somehow bad news for Jacksonville... "Jax continues to get passed up by it's 'peers' even ones less in population; Even St Augustine is proposing to get an aquarium! So sad, we are getting left behind in the dust :( " There, I beat someone to the punch, and MJ is back to normal. Man, I should be a fortuneteller. On with the article....

www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2013/09/10/proposed-st-augustine-aquarium.html

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Re: Aquariums
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2013, 06:25:21 PM »
I'll just go on and say the mandatory irrational mini-rant that someone will eventually say since this is somehow bad news for Jacksonville... "Jax continues to get passed up by it's 'peers' even ones less in population; Even St Augustine is proposing to get an aquarium! So sad, we are getting left behind in the dust :( " There, I beat someone to the punch, and MJ is back to normal. Man, I should be a fortuneteller. On with the article....

www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2013/09/10/proposed-st-augustine-aquarium.html

Hell yes!  I get to be the one to bust your chops on this....   lol.  Way to take Second Place (by a few hours I might add!   ;D

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Re: Aquariums
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2013, 06:30:41 PM »
Wow a 6 year old thread, that's a new one for me. Actually no. St Augustine may be getting a new children's museum with an aquarium feature. As the article stated it isn't meant to draw ppl to Auggie, its meant to capture the tourists already in the old town.

For an aquarium of the size that would make it a tourist attraction, it actually has no reflection on the city. It requires a philanthropic bank roller and an university/educational/research component.  At least that is my opinion and I love aquariums and have travelled across the country specifically to visit the nice ones. Of course, if UNF or UF wanted a marine research and found a Weaver/Khan like minded person, there is a huge beautiful 40 acre parcel on the Southbank. Enough for one plus a park and some other tourist things.
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Re: Aquariums
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2013, 11:24:33 PM »
Hell yes!  I get to be the one to bust your chops on this....   lol.  Way to take Second Place (by a few hours I might add!   ;D
http://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php/topic,19521.msg345425/topicseen.html#new

Yeah you got me, dammit LOL. Often MJ threads notorious for being under the radar and hidden, esp if it isn't on the "Latest Discussion Live Feed" at the time (which this one was, but I still missed it).

Point taken JayBird concerning the Children's Museum with an aquarium feature.
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