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Hello guys.

 

Last week, I posted some comparisons between LC and NYC on the 'Mapping Liberty City' topic and some of you thought that it was worth a topic.

So here I go.

 

Since the release of the first trailer, I've been doing some research and some comparisons of buildings in Liberty City, based on real New York buildings. You all know that LC is based out of NYC so WTH is wrong with me ? I just wanted to share the many things I've found so far and you'll see that R* is really doing a great job in recreating a New York City look-alike.

 

Enough talk, here's what I found (sorry about all the links but pictures would be even worse I think confused.gif )

 

 

 

Liberty City/New York City

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/5460/2newyorkplazawh3.jpg smile.gif NEW smile.gif

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/2821/2w...alcenteryw4.jpg

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/8125/3fin...alcenterwc0.png

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/4843/4w...alcenterqh0.jpg

http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/8281/17statestreetll0.jpg

http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/3285/33wa...onstreetcx6.jpg

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/8962/52...adstreetgu2.jpg

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/5258/12...americaspy2.jpg

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/5999/1500broadwaybi1.jpg

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/903/1500broadwayfd3.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/856/1585broadwayzi5.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/6800/1585broadway1qr7.jpg

http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/9997/ai...othtunnely0.jpg smile.gif NEW smile.gif

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/3933/bankoflibertypu6.jpg

http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/2592/bert...buildingvz0.jpg

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/8285/be...uilding1cy9.png

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/4825/bl...andlightaa9.jpg

http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/349/brooklynbridgedf7.jpg

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/1782/br...sugarfacsb3.jpg

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/8995/bu...gnerparkwm0.jpg ©ron222

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/281/che...lfcoursecy2.jpg smile.gif NEW smile.gif

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/9176/chelseapierspi5.jpg smile.gif NEW smile.gif

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/719/chi...staurantxx7.jpg

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/2945/ch...buildingmn2.jpg

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/9788/ch...uilding1bv1.jpg

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/5372/citicorplo1.jpg

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/4245/ci...buildingkb8.jpg

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/8114/co...buildingfv3.jpg

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9979/cooneyislandfv1.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1926/crowneplazall1.jpg

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/253/crowneplaza1kq8.jpg

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/5225/eleven80al5.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/4238/em...messquarbl5.jpg

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/3052/em...buildingqy0.jpg

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/6342/em...dingbynios9.jpg

http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/4584/ernstyounghqsz6.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/4622/ex...cecentreti2.jpg

http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/725/fireflytheaterfb3.jpg ©OptimumPx

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/3406/fl...buildingmk1.jpg

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9537/fr...lairportfa6.jpg

http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/9956/grandcentralbu7.jpg ©OptimumPx

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8057/ha...ssislandkk2.jpg smile.gif NEW smile.gif

http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/7997/hearsttowergc8.jpg

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/6295/heli...heliportuc4.jpg smile.gif NEW smile.gif

http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/3371/230parkavenuevl4.jpg

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/6591/highbridgerl3.jpg ©Nickos14

http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/526/hob...terminalhp4.jpg

http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/7276/jf...roltowerlw1.jpg

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/7069/lastislandzj4.jpg

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/6135/lcpdkk4.jpg

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/4782/lcpdhqpw6.jpg

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6241/li...stheaterkg0.jpg ©ron222

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/9321/libertycourtpo7.jpg ©Gnocekn

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/7939/libertyeyeor8.jpg ©[duck]-JackO

http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/4739/lincolntunnelob3.jpg

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/4470/li...sicvenuefd1.jpg

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9210/ma...anbridgemk8.jpg

http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/8161/ma...lfcourserd4.jpg

http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/7815/ma...uishotelun5.jpg

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/2524/ge...buildingsj8.jpg

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/8346/mi...buildingbw6.jpg

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/8549/mu...buildinglw5.jpg

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/7555/my...nessridehu1.jpg

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/3333/nasdaqsigner8.jpg

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/3867/na...buildingve9.jpg

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/5474/naut...porttechgf3.jpg smile.gif NEW smile.gif

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/2987/ne...alcentermf9.jpg

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/9499/nokiatheatrexp8.jpg

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/5857/ob...rsatnewyki2.jpg

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/5213/oneastorplazapm3.jpg

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/4619/on...azamtvhqff1.jpg

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/9874/on...alsquareua8.png

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/8127/on...aycenterns7.jpg

http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/3140/onenyplazajh1.jpg

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/7920/onenyplaza1qp5.jpg

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/7210/on...essquareeq7.jpg

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/539/onubuildingfo5.png

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/9343/on...buildingph3.jpg

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/6499/parachutejumpor4.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/6109/pa...buildingsg1.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9826/pa...buildingie9.jpg

http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/7657/plaza10ib9.jpg

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/8426/pr...buildingaf4.jpg

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/2620/ra...cetimessai5.jpg

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/5643/reutershqpo3.jpg

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/5391/ro...ercenterix3.png

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/2599/sc...rcoasterxw5.jpg

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/9623/smal...hospitalxi5.jpg smile.gif NEW smile.gif

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/5519/so...tseaportsz1.jpg

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/8831/sprunksignvw4.jpg

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1017/st...tromancafy6.jpg ©ron222

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/4159/stpatrickssq2.jpg

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/5977/st...hapinesspu9.jpg

http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/3415/st...ppiness1ds6.jpg

http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/8716/st...flibertyiq5.jpg

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/5525/superstarcafets0.jpg ©ron222

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/9265/thehubbohanxo9.jpg

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/9489/theplazahh5.jpg

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/5564/th...buildingor3.jpg smile.gif NEW smile.gif

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1889/th...theatersta2.jpg

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/1201/ti...ercenterwy2.jpg ©Tibatonk

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/9265/ti...aretowerlb5.jpg

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/4153/ti...retower1ja8.jpg

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/4096/tr...ghbridgeme2.jpg

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/1479/tr...ebronxkigh2.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/1366/tr...eharlemrfu6.jpg

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/9366/tr...nalhotelgk8.jpg

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/707/tru...nalhotelip5.jpg ©Tibatonk

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/2818/trumptowerxk6.jpg

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/5834/tr...rldtowernc2.png

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/7129/us...ntcenterdu8.jpg ©ron222

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7016/unisphereuq3.jpg

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/9354/wtimessquaremw8.jpg

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/166/wal...riahotelyw2.png

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/6069/wo...buildingiw0.jpg

 

 

 

 

Now, the interesting thing is that you can be a part of this thread. You can participate and help me find others similarities. You can even correct me if you find errors. Isn't that great ? Ahem... Well, as you can see, names appear after pictures. Those are the names of people who originaly made the research and found interesting things. So if you find something, I'll give you credit for it. ; )

 

Just so you know, I already made a similar work on previous GTA games but there is no topic about those for now. And I don't want your PC to explode because of all my links so I could create another topic on the GTA SA section if you want to see my past work.

 

Anyway, here's my little contribution. smile.gif

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Hello guys.

 

Last week, I posted some comparisons between LC and NYC on the 'Mapping Liberty City' topic and some of you thought that it was worth a topic.

So here I go.

 

Since the release of the first trailer, I've been doing some research and some comparisons of buildings in Liberty City, based on real New York buildings. You all know that LC is based out of NYC so WTH is wrong with me ? I just wanted to share the many things I've found so far and you'll see that R* is really doing a great job in recreating a New York City look-alike.

 

Enough talk, here's what I found (sorry about all the links but pictures would be even worse I think confused.gif )

 

 

 

Liberty City/New York City

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/2821/2w...alcenteryw4.jpg

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/8125/3fin...alcenterwc0.png

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/4843/4w...alcenterqh0.jpg

http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/8281/17statestreetll0.jpg

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/5258/12...americaspy2.jpg

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/5999/1500broadwaybi1.jpg

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/903/1500broadwayfd3.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/856/1585broadwayzi5.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/6800/1585broadway1qr7.jpg

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/3933/bankoflibertypu6.jpg

http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/2592/bert...buildingvz0.jpg

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/8285/be...uilding1cy9.png

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/4825/bl...andlightaa9.jpg

http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/349/brooklynbridgedf7.jpg

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/1782/br...sugarfacsb3.jpg

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/144/bui...gnerparkou7.jpg ©ron222

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/2945/ch...buildingmn2.jpg

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/9788/ch...uilding1bv1.jpg

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/3599/citicorplq5.jpg

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/8114/co...buildingfv3.jpg

http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/4600/cooneyislandwm5.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1926/crowneplazall1.jpg

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/253/crowneplaza1kq8.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/4238/em...messquarbl5.jpg

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/1933/em...buildingcv7.jpg

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/5374/em...dingbynics6.jpg

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5520/er...ungtowerkq3.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/4622/ex...cecentreti2.jpg

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/3406/fl...buildingmk1.jpg

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9537/fr...lairportfa6.jpg

http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/7997/hearsttowergc8.jpg

http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/3371/230parkavenuevl4.jpg

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/6591/highbridgerl3.jpg ©Nickos14

http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/526/hob...terminalhp4.jpg

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/6135/lcpdkk4.jpg

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/4782/lcpdhqpw6.jpg

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/1123/li...stheatereu2.jpg

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/9321/libertycourtpo7.jpg ©Gnocekn

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/7939/libertyeyeor8.jpg ©[duck]-JackO

http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/4739/lincolntunnelob3.jpg

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9210/ma...anbridgemk8.jpg

http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/8161/ma...lfcourserd4.jpg

http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/7815/ma...uishotelun5.jpg

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/2524/ge...buildingsj8.jpg

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/8549/mu...buildinglw5.jpg

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/5113/nasdaqsigndh7.jpg

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/3867/na...buildingve9.jpg

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/2987/ne...alcentermf9.jpg

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/5857/ob...rsatnewyki2.jpg

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/5213/oneastorplazapm3.jpg

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/4619/on...azamtvhqff1.jpg

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/9874/on...alsquareua8.png

http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/3140/onenyplazajh1.jpg

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/7920/onenyplaza1qp5.jpg

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/539/onubuildingfo5.png

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/9343/on...buildingph3.jpg

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/6181/parachutejumpex7.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9826/pa...buildingie9.jpg

http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/7657/plaza10ib9.jpg

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/5391/ro...ercenterix3.png

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/2599/sc...rcoasterxw5.jpg

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/8831/sprunksignvw4.jpg

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1017/st...tromancafy6.jpg ©ron222

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/4159/stpatrickssq2.jpg

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/5977/st...hapinesspu9.jpg

http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/3415/st...ppiness1ds6.jpg

http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/8716/st...flibertyiq5.jpg

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/9489/theplazahh5.jpg

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/1201/ti...ercenterwy2.jpg ©Tibatonk

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/9265/ti...aretowerlb5.jpg

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/4153/ti...retower1ja8.jpg

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/4096/tr...ghbridgeme2.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/1366/tr...eharlemrfu6.jpg

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/707/tru...nalhotelip5.jpg ©Tibatonk

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/2818/trumptowerxk6.jpg

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/5834/tr...rldtowernc2.png

http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/9195/us...itingstact9.jpg ©ron222

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7016/unisphereuq3.jpg

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/9354/wtimessquaremw8.jpg

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/166/wal...riahotelyw2.png

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/6069/wo...buildingiw0.jpg

 

 

Now, the interesting thing is that you can be a part of this thread. You can participate and help me find others similarities. You can even correct me if you find errors. Isn't that great ? Ahem... Well, as you can see, names appear after pictures. Those are the names of people who originaly made the research and found interesting things. So if you find something, I'll give you credit for it. ; )

 

Just so you know, I already made a similar work on previous GTA games but there is no topic about those for now. And I don't want your PC to explode because of all my links so I could create another topic on the GTA SA section if you want to see my past work.

 

Anyway, here's my little contribution. smile.gif

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Gatto did you really have to quote that whole thing? There is a reply button you know...

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Very nicely done. It's quite interesting to see how much alike a lot of the buildings and areas actually are. Thanks. icon14.gif

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very nice wow.gif keep this post up, and check if you can find new buildings in trailer 4 to comparise and post more wink.gif

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Brilliant comparisons. I'm now starting to realise how much effort R* has put into each building

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http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/4600/cooneyislandwm5.jpg

 

where did that aerial screenshot of Carney Island come from??.....

dontgetit.gif I was wondering the same thing

It was posted in a magazine some time ago, half of it being bare 3D mesh, to display the usage of polygons. Not sure where the fully visible shot is from.

 

Keep in mind that it's a render (as far as I can see), and not in-game.

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We saw the Twin towers on a pic... it's sad to think that those could have been in the game !!!

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We saw the Twin towers on a pic... it's sad to think that those could have been in the game !!!

no we havent't. they are not in the game

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We saw the Twin towers on a pic... it's sad to think that those could have been in the game !!!

no we havent't. they are not in the game

If you read my sentence again, you should understand that I was talking about the comparison pics, thus the real world and not the game... but people do that !

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Mister Pink

I love this. Seeing the real places. It must be really surreal being from New York and playing this game.

 

Thanks for this...

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reat great great topic, and im guessin you like to use links.

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I saw that aerial shot of Carney a couple weeks back; it was posted on another topic and I can't be arsed to find it. I just liked typing that but seriously, I couldn't tell you which thread it was on, only that I've seen it before. When did Coney Island get the waterpark thing tho? I haven't been there since I was a kid; but drive past it everytime I go home to visit the parents.

 

TC, this is great stuff.

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I don't get the BAWSAQ or NADSAQ joke?

 

Is it American politics or something?

 

Could someone please explain it to me?

On Easter Monday 1916, Padraig Pearse read the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. From the General Post Office of Dublin, He commanded the forces that asserted in arms Ireland's right to Freedom.

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I don't get the BAWSAQ or NADSAQ joke?

 

Is it American politics or something?

 

Could someone please explain it to me?

BAWSAQ = Ball sack

 

I think moto_whistle.gif

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I love this. Seeing the real places. It must be really surreal being from New York and playing this game.

 

Thanks for this...

Just looking at the pictures is surreal. I can only imagine what it will be like when playing the game. I'm from the city, and I can honestly say that not only does it look like New York, but it actually feels like New York. That's a feat no other game has pulled off.

 

From what I've seen so far, no mistakes yet. Great job. icon14.gif

 

@Dowdsy: BAWSAQ = Ballsack. Just some typical GTA humor thrown in by Rockstar.

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I love this. Seeing the real places. It must be really surreal being from New York and playing this game.

 

Thanks for this...

LOL I'm from New York. That's why in my opinion this will be the best GTA tounge.gif

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WOW! This is really, really cool. Good work, I must say. I looked at them all. That is just amazing. Again...really good job. I'm looking forward to seeing the ones you grab from trailer 4.

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