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Re: Buildings in water
« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2017, 05:51:58 AM »
Detroit's Packard Plant, although now a poster-child for urban decay, does remain frozen in time as an illustration of its expansion between 1903-1958 very much along the "keep adding another building on" farm-field approach to industry.  Starting at the right in this screenshot from Google Maps, they just kept building on (leftward) for decades:

Fields and buildings are quite different things in Simutrans, for whatever reason. Fields do not interact with stops. If such a complex was made in Simutrans using fields for growth, the poor player would have a hard time figuring out which building is the building and which are just fluffy "fields".

Growing factories is an interesting idea, but perhaps more related to industrial evolution. They probably were not using the same production methods when they started as when they closed. (Although that could explain why they closed.)