35 East Wacker - Chicago, IL

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Uploaded: 28th Jan 2017 at 5:59 AM
Updated: 28th Jan 2017 at 6:19 AM
Requires special installation. Please read installation tab or look below.

Located on the Chicago River, 35 East Wacker is a 40 story office building built in 1927. The building is a registered historic Chicago Landmark and is a prime example the of early sky scraper architecture the city is known for. My sim version comes out a bit taller, reaching 50 stories and is zoned for mixed apartment and commercial use. There are five apartment unit; four spacious 1-bedroom units on the 30th floor and one giant 3-bedroom penthouse taking comprising the last six stories. The first three floors have commercial like rooms, which includes a three story working parking garage (It isn't connected to any apartments but your sims can still own and can use the cars in it), a restaurant/bar, a two story gym, and of course the lobby.

Special Installation instructions

There are a few additional steps you must take in addition to the usual simpack installation in order for this lot to work properly.

1.) Install the simpack like you normally would for any other lot.

2.) Download Numenor's Scriptorium if you don't already have it. Since I
maxed out the game's hard coded wall limit, I had to use Numenor's Custom Walls to build more walls. Installation of these walls requires Scriptorium. Download Scriptorium here: http://modthesims.info/d/192613 . After you download, unzip and install.

3.) Download and install Numenor's Custom Walls Repository & Index. Download the four types of walls here (ignore the backup type): http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=59793 . Do not put these in your download folder just yet.

4.) Next go into your Sims 2 downloads folder and look for the shortcut "Scriptorium_Walls-Fences-Arches". It is easy to see because it has a blue scroll as an icon. If you have trouble finding it, just search for it in the search bar in the upper right hand corner of the window. Double click it and it will open another folder. Keep this window open.

5.) If you have not already unzipped the custom walls, do so now. Put those files into the Scriptorium folder you just opened.

That should have installed the walls correctly. If you play the lot and there are invisible walls, then you know you installed the walls wrong. If these instructions are not clear enough, use the instructions on both the custom wall download page and the Scriptorium page.

6.) Download a camera with large zooming capabilities. The base game cameras simply can't zoom out far enough to make playing on these lots practical. It is well worth downloading a camera with a large zoom scope, but It's not required and you can keep your old ones if you like. I found the ones by Sophie-David work great: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=499067 Once you download, unzip and place the contents in your "cameras" folder located in your Sims 2 documents folder. Move and replace when prompted.

7.) There is a set of windows that for some reason refuse to be packaged with the lot. Download them below:

-Victorian Greenhouse Windows by Lethe_s: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=268213

8.) Finally, download MogHughson's "Apartments and Shopping, on the same Lot!" hack. This is optional and the apartments will still work without it, but you need it in order for the npcs to spawn in the restaurant. Can be downloaded here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=352602


As with any lot in the Sims 2, floors will disappear if the height of a floor exceeds 15 stories. The simple fix to this is to just tilt the camera downward till the floors reappear. Also, the farther away you are to the floor, the greater chance it will stay.

Lot Size: 5x5
Lot Price (furnished): $2,036-$14,418

Custom Content by Me:
- Hyde Condos Dark Wall
- Wacker Place - Light Brick w/Window
- Wacker Place - Light Brick Border
- Wacker Place - Light Brick Square
- Wacker Place - Light Brick Border w/Window

Custom Content Included:
- Two Story Door by macarossi
- Air Conditioning Rooftop Box by Cyclonesue
- Gas Containers by Cyclonesue
- Victorian Greenhouse Window Piece D by Lethe_s
- Victorian Greenhouse Window Piece S by Lethe_s

Custom Contient Included of Defunct Sites:
The creators of the custom contient listed here no longer have valid websites or download pages and can't be found in the graveyard.
-Italian Baroque 2 Story Window By Simnuts

Additional Credits:
A special thank you to the late Mootilda, who built the program used to make this possible.