These are the four miscellaneous that building exist outside your city borders, and do not occupy any space inside your city grid.

  • At the start of the game, these buildings are present but inactive
  • To activate these buildings, you meet the specific requirements for each building
    • Finally, once you’ve met these requirements, the building requires a large payment of simoleons as well as a period of time to unlock/rebuild the building to provide full functionality


  • Cargo shipments arrive that require resources from factories and stores to fill 3 orders.
    • The dock is the first method of earning golden keys

Trade Depot

  • Allows you to put resources from factories and stores up for sale on the global market & for the computer city (Daniel’s city) to purchase
  • More detailed analysis in the Trade section here.

Global Trade HQ

  • You can now view and purchase items for sale from other Mayors around the world (real world players).

Vu’s Disaster HQ

  • You can launch disasters that will destroy residential zones in your city (temporarily) to earn golden keys
  • Buildings are rebuilt using resources and keys are given as rewards.
Building Name Price Requirements (Population) Time to Build (Hours)
Dock 10000 ?? ??
Trade Depot 20000 ?? ??
Global Trade HQ 25000 20000 ??
Vu’s Disaster HQ 60000 90000 12

Residential Factories (Industry)Stores (Commercial) – Miscellaneous

  • Waldodave

    I’d like to know more about Vu’s disasters. Does the 1st one require 1 each resource? and then 2, 3, 4 etc for each additional disaster? How many golden keys do you get for each disaster?

    Dock: I’m pretty sure when I built mine it said 1d 7h, which would really mean 1d 8h, or 32hours.
    Unfortunately, I don’t even remember turning on the other 2 buildings (I haven’t made it to Vu’s yet)

  • Grandenburg

    Vu is a great way to earn keys, depending on the disaster, will depend on how many keys earned, the difficulty of rebuilding and how many buildings are destroyed

  • Tracy Perkins Rizer

    I have built the beach expansion , but my sims cannot go to the beach, is there a tip to get them access to the beach?

  • masmichael

    Suggestion for epic buildings: I’d like to see how many of each kind of epic buildings I have: turtle, llama and cheetah. That way I can decide which one to make next. Thanks for your consideration.