The release of Microsoft Flight Simulator brought with it a kind of addon that we previously had not seen before: the so-called Landmarks addons. These addons feature the most prominent landmarks of a city and can comprise of several hundred to a thousand or even more hand-made buildings. Drzewiecki Design has today released its first Landmarks addon, only three days after first announcing it.
OrbX were the first ones to take advantage of this by releasing Landmarks London City. Drzewiecki Design’s first Landmarks recreates the downtown area of Moscow, Russia’s capital. With about 13 million inhabitants, it’s only the second biggest city in Russia, with Saint-Petersburg taking the first place.
Moscow Landmarks feature many well-known Moscow buildings. The Kremlin and Red Wall, but also the colourful Saint Basil’s cathedral. The business centre contains many ultramodern glass skyscrapers. Several famous train stations, bridges and other landmark buildings are also modelled in high detail. The Ostankino Tower is included as well. It is the highest free-standing structure in Europe at 540m.
Not only landmarks are included here. Eight airports in the Moscow area got improvements in an optional package that is included in the product. These improvements include more realistic airport buildings and static aircraft and vehicles. You can find these additions at Vnukovo (UUWW), Domodedovo (UUDD), Zhukovski (UUBW), Ostafyevo (UUMO), Myachkovo (UUBM), Chkalovsky (UUMU) and Kubinka (UUMB).