City Update IX: Northeastern United States



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You must have Microsoft Flight Simulator Version (or a more recent version) currently installed to download and enjoy City Update IX: Northeastern United States.

City Update IX highlights select locations throughout the northeastern United States with updated aerial imagery, new digital elevation models, and TIN (triangulated irregular network) surface texturing. It is the latest enhancement to the immersive and ever-improving Microsoft Flight Simulator world experience!

The update includes four areas: the Washington, D.C. region; Buffalo, New York; the Allentown, Pennsylvania area; and the East End of New York’s Long Island.

Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. (District of Columbia) is the capital city of the United States and is home to several nationally renowned museums, monuments, and works of architecture. It is located 30 miles west of Chesapeake Bay and is bordered by Maryland on its west, north, and east, and Virginia on its south along the Potomac River. Washington D.C. offers some of the most spectacular sights in the world, locations that are significant for their history and their architectural beauty. These include the United States Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, and the National Mall.

The update covers several locations surrounding Washington, D.C., including the Virginia cities of Gainesville, Bristow, Stafford, and Fairfax and the Maryland cities of Frederick and Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.

Buffalo, New York: Buffalo is located in western New York state on the shore of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes. It is the second most populous city in the state after the greater New York City metropolitan area. Rooted in grain transport due to the Erie Canal, Buffalo today enjoys a thriving economy based on several industries, including automotive, healthcare, and technology. Spectacular sights in Buffalo include the Peace Bridge, the Rand Building, and the Seneca One Tower.

Allentown, Pennsylvania: Allentown is located in eastern Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, 75 miles to the west of New York City. Originally settled in 1751 and founded in 1762, Allentown is one the oldest cities in the United States and today is the third largest metropolitan area in Pennsylvania. Allentown, including its suburbs like Whitehall, has a wide range of historic and modern sights. These include Allentown’s city center, Coca- Cola Park, and the Malcolm Gross Rose Garden.

Long Island’s East End: The East End of Long Island, located roughly 80 miles east of New York City, is home to The Hamptons, a renowned seaside retreat area that includes the village of Southampton. Founded in 1640, Southampton is one of the oldest settlements in the United States. Rich in history, Southampton and surrounding East End locations offer vistas of expansive beaches, small bays, colonial architecture, and patchworks of farmland.

City Update IX: Northeastern United States is available FREE to all owners of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Ensure that your simulator is running version (or a more recent version), download City Update IX, and explore!