There was a challenge at Scifi-meshes.com for X-mas 2006. Theme was to create an image that represents christmas in a sci-fi setting. It could be an interior, a starship, a space scene, a character, anything. As i lacked a good story, i chose to do an all-round scenario, that doesnt need a background concept.
Hence this city was born. Creation time was around 3 weeks. Everything on the image was modeled or drawn during this time interval, no already available models were used.
Original resolution was constrained at 800x600, but after the contest i re-rendered it in 1024x768.
And well - it won the contest.