There are so many different Wildlife Crossings around the world with so many interesting structures.
Overpasses, Ecoducts, Tunnels & even Rope Bridges.
We need so many more of these around busy roads invasively placed by us humans.
We are not the only ones to inhabit our earth & we certainly weren’t the first to many places.
There are estimated to be over a million animals killed every day on U.S. roads alone. So why aren’t there more of these safe routes built for animals to cross without harm to them or the drivers?
Who else thinks Wildlife Crossings should be much more common place?
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Here's a project I've been working in for about a month in the Sims 4--Calvert Vaux's "Design No. 11: A Wooden Villa with Tower and without Attic" from his 1857 pattern book "Villas and Cottages." Vaux designed and built this house for C.H. Rogers of Ravenswood, Long Island, but so far as I know, it no longer stands.
I choose to differ slightly from Vaux's pattern by using brick instead of wood paneling. This is in keeping with Vaux's other designs, such as the William E. Warren House (1854) in Newburgh, NY (Design No. 14 in the same book). Since the design is monochrome, I referenced the Warren House heavily in rendering this structure's textures and colors, including the change to brick. There are some minor detail losses due to the limitations of the game, specifically the loss of gingerbreading.
Born in London in 1824, Vaux got his break as an architect when A.J. Downing traveled to England in 1851 to recruit him as a partner. Downing saw in Vaux an equally skilled architect who shared a vision of moral architecture that was harmonious with its landscaping. Unfortunately, Downing died just a year later, but not before exerting considerable influence on Vaux, and Downing's principles inundate Vaux's designs.
In 1857, the year this pattern was published, Vaux recruited Frederick Law Olmstead to help him design the Greensward Plan and enter it into a contest New York City was holding to design what would become Central Park. Vaux and Olmstead won, and the rest is history.