So since June, I think, I've slowly been working on a friend's server making the ancient Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan. I have managed to create half of the Street of the Dead as well as the Pyramid of the Moon and the Moon Plaza. I had started it in a swamp because it was relatively flat, but I failed to scout the area early on to notice that directly north after the swamp was an area of extreme mountains and jungle. Since I had a quarter of the road done when I got to this point I decided to soldier on and blasted and cut my way through the mountains and jungle to finally complete the other quarter of the road. I also realized that the area south of the road is a winter environment. On the whole, I kinda failed to scout out a decent area. That has not stopped me. But with school taking up more of my time and the huge amount of work clearing the rest of the jungle and mountain, progress beyond the Plaza and Pyramid of the Moon has been slow.
I would like to ask for help, but I'm very specific in how I want it to look. And that specificity translates to heavy research in the city and measurements of the buildings to get them to scale. My two main resources thus far have been Rene Millon's The Teotihuacan Map (1973) and Suburo Sugiyama's chapter in The Archaeology of Measurement, Teotihuacan City Layout As A Cosmogram (2010). I even went so far as emailing Dr. Sugiyama himself asking him for accurate height measurements to which he had replied that he has been working on them for some time. I am in the process of trying to get a mod installed on the server to make clearing land easier. If this happens it would make things a whole lot easier. If you would like to help and have access to Millon's Teotihuacan Map and don't mind working with someone who wants to make an accurate to scale representation of the city, let me know. Otherwise, here are some images.
Also, any suggestions for texture packs to make this look better would be awesome.
EDIT: So due to server issues and a change is style, I've started to remake Teo in Single player afresh and to go 500m grid by 500m grid from the Teotihuacan Map instead of building one long road and building off of that. Down below are the old images and new images.