Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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New victory theater
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Mar 11, 2016 @ 2:18pm
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New victory theater

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42nd street district
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Please leave a vote if you download! This is a 2x3 Leisure growable.

About the model
Probably the most famous theater of Broadway, the New Victory Theater is part of my 42nd street series. Has two optional props, the billboard and the chandeliers. Make sure to subscribe to them.

This model has about 1999 tris and a 2048x512 texture, with a diffuse, shadow, normal, illumination, color and specularmap.This model has a custom LoD, which is about 48 tris with a 256x256 texture, with a diffuse, color and illumination map.

About the building
Built by Oscar Hammerstein I in 1900 and designed by architect Albert Westover, the theater opened as the Theatre Republic on September 27, 1900, with Lionel Barrymore in James Herne's play Sag Harbor. It was the third theater built on West 42nd Street. Inside the theater, the elaborately decorated interior was crowned with a large dome that featured lyre-playing cherubs (or putti in Italian) perched on its rim. Amazingly, all of the original putti and one lyre still remain today.

Two years later the house was leased by David Belasco, who renamed it the Belasco Theatre and made major renovations to both the house and the stage. Belasco produced a series of plays at the theater starring Mrs. Leslie Carter, George Arliss, Mary Pickford, and Lillian Gish.

In 1910 the name became Republic Theatre when Belasco renamed his Stuyvesant Theatre on West 44th Street for himself. The Republic's most famous tenant during this time was the play Abie's Irish Rose, which ran for 2,327 performances between 1922 and 1927.

Billy Minsky converted the Republic into Broadway's first burlesque house in 1931, calling it Minsky's Burlesque. It remained as such until 1941. Minsky built a double runway down the middle of the auditorium for his strippers, the most famous of whom was ♥♥♥♥♥ Rose Lee.

In 1942, it became a movie theater called The Victory, patriotically named in honor of the World War II conflict. In 1972, as the neighborhood gradually disintegrated, it became the first theater on 42nd Street to exhibit XXX pornographic films. In the early 1990s, the Victory returned to legitimate theater, using its stage space as a venue for offering plays by non-profit companies. It presented the En Garde Arts company's production of the play Crowbar in 1990 and in 1991 the Theater for a New Audience offered Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, followed by other productions.

In 1990, New York City, together with the State of New York, jointly took possession of the Victory. In 1992, it was one of seven 42nd Street theaters to fall under the auspices of The New 42nd Street, Inc., a non-profit corporation set up to oversee the redevelopment of these historic theaters and operate three projects: The New Victory Theater, The New 42nd Street Studios and The Duke on 42nd Street.

The Victory was the first theater to be restored in an effort to revitalize 42nd Street and Times Square, and between 1994 and 1995 it underwent an $11.4 million renovation headed by Hugh Hardy of the architectural firm of Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates. The restoration included rebuilding the original exterior double staircase that had been removed in 1911 for the widening of West 42nd Street, and returning the rest of the theater to much the way it looked during the Belasco era.

On December 11, 1995, the refurbished theater, renamed The New Victory Theater, opened as New York's first theater for kids and families. Upon its reopening, it became once more the oldest operating theater in New York City.

Video game
The façade of The New Victory Theater is in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV. During the sequence in "Liberty City's" fictionalized 42nd Street/Times Square, the theater is featured. In the game, the theater is called the Liberteen and presents shows like Banging Trash Can Lids for an Hour. And now we get to enjoy it aswell in Cities: skylines. :)

- Removed props, added them as sub buildings and subobjects. No more additional assets are needed.
- Added additive shader object for the billboard. Lighting should loook a lot better now.

- Some texturechanges, windows should look quite a bit better now.
- Fixed Chandelier bug.
broadwaygypsy Sep 19, 2019 @ 9:11pm 
excellent choice
Darf  [author] Oct 8, 2017 @ 3:09pm 
You need a leisure zone.
Unc Oct 8, 2017 @ 11:39am 
I have an issue where the building builds up and spawn stays there for 10 seconds at the most then despawns. I have a mod where the area doesn't need to be zoned in order to have building but that doesn't seem to be helping.
greenbean Jul 5, 2017 @ 8:08pm 
Hey it's all good. Glad to see the little theater getting appreciation, including you providing the description. I'm not really into the game part of Cities Skylines, more of checking it out as a quick way to visualize some transportation concepts. Not sure if it will do it for me, but worth a bit of time. And being able to add real context buildings like the one's you're creating make it all that more enjoyable.
Darf  [author] Jul 4, 2017 @ 1:43pm 
Hey Greenbean! I never expected to see a comment by an original architect for one of my buildings. Very cool! Building should work normally if you also download the props. Ofcourse because cities Skylines is a game I had to take some liberties. That´s why it´s scaled to 90% of real life dimensions and triscount and texturesize is kept low.
greenbean Jul 3, 2017 @ 8:00pm 
Hi Darf. It is very cool for me to see the New Victory as a downloadable asset. I happen to be the architect who designed this theater while at HHPA in 1991-92. As you mentioned it was the 1st theater to be renovated, I proposing putting the stoop on the building to signal to all of NYC that the city was serious about doing whatever it takes to remake Times Square... the rest is history. Anyway I hope it loads properly as the comments suggest there may be a problem. I'm 1 day into CSkylines, checking to see if it has any merit for a architect... seeing buildings like this gives me hope. Cheers. :steamhappy:
Cery Feb 14, 2017 @ 5:27am 
thank you!
OwiHH Jul 23, 2016 @ 10:45am 
Required in: 643219738.New victory theater_Data Workshop asset requires private content, seems like asset bug? dont use AppData\Local\Colossal Order\Cities_Skylines\ assets if you create - you need to use workshopcontent - private assets/porps have different id
Duke Al Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:19am 
I have the same problem that StingerMarcus had. On all of your 3 beautiful assets the props are not showing (exept the victory sign). I can place them with More Beautification so the props are loaded.
Stringer Bell Mar 16, 2016 @ 7:51pm 
Thank you Darf, it totally works now. I actually also experienced the same problem with your 42nd Street theater asset, again the building spawns just fine but not the signage -- perhaps something to do with the model again? I do note that no one seems to have the same problem according to the comments section of that asset. Do you think it might have something to do with my computer specs?