Cities: Skylines Statue of Industry Unlock Guide

The Statue of Industry in Cities: Skylines
Statue of Industry
Cost to Build ₡200,000
Upkeep ₡3,200/week
Tourism Value 50
Entertainment Value 50
Noise Pollution 10

The Statue of Industry is a Level 1 unique building in Cities: Skylines.

To unlock the Statue of Industry, you need to reach the Worthy Village milestone, and have 10,000 squares of industry (orange) zoning. Office zoning does not count towards this requirement.

While these unlocking requirements are fairly straightforward, the 10,000 squares of industry may take a fairly long while to reach. Expect to be well into mid- to late- game by the time you reach this.

You can check your progress by hovering over the Statue of Industry’s silhouette in the level 1 unique buildings menu. / Cities: Skylines
You can check your progress by hovering over the Statue of Industry’s silhouette in the level 1 unique buildings menu.

Once unlocked, you can build the Statue of Industry for ₡20,000. It provides 50 entertainment value and produces 10 noise, and is a requirement for the Eden Project monument.

But how do you actually reach 10,000 squares of industry?

We’ve got a few tips below that should help you get there quickly.

Tip #1: Creating Demand for Industrial Zoning

In order to count towards your progress, your industrial zones need to have buildings grow on them—they cannot be empty.

This means you’ll need to have actual demand for industry.

Of course, you can only zone so much industry before you run out of demand for it. When that happens, you’ll need to start zoning more residential.

This is because industrial buildings need workers, and so there will only be demand for them if there are enough citizens to staff them.

Tip #2: Manage Your Industrial Traffic

Industrial zones always come with a lot of traffic from their delivery trucks, so make sure you’re prepared to handle the traffic.

It’s best if the trucks of your industrial buildings can get to and from the highway without having to pass through commercial and residential zones.

If possible, provide plenty of pedestrian paths and bike paths, and public transport options, leading to your industrial zones.

This will help the traffic situation significantly, as much fewer people will be driving to and from work.

This cluster of industry buildings has easy access to a highway without having to pass through residential or commercial zones. / Cities: Skylines
This cluster of industry buildings has easy access to a highway without having to pass through residential or commercial zones.

Tip #3: Use Specialized Industry Areas

Rather than having just one massive patch of generic industry—which can look unsightly and boring—you can break it up into specialized industry areas, depending on what resources you have on your map.

To create specialized industry zones, draw a district over your natural resources.

Then click the Industrial Specialization tab, and select the specialization that corresponds to the natural resource type you’re on.

These can be much more visually interesting than just a bunch of generic industry buildings. As a bonus, the farming and forestry industries do not cause ground pollution.

Apply an industrial specialization by going to Districts & Areas (1), and clicking on the Industrial Specializations tab (2). / Cities: Skylines
Apply an industrial specialization by going to Districts & Areas (1), and clicking on the Industrial Specializations tab (2).

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