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{{Images|LCS images}}{{Stub|Information about the dam in LCS and Advance}}{{q|If you want to create a major hydro-electric power plant, then you need a dam. Liberty City has one of its own and it's named after someone famous called Mr. Cochrane.|GTA III Website.}}
 
[[Image:CochraneDam-GTA3-northwards.jpg|right|thumb|360px|Cochrane Dam, as seen in [[Grand Theft Auto III]].]]
 
[[Image:CochraneDam-GTA3-northwards.jpg|right|thumb|360px|Cochrane Dam, as seen in [[Grand Theft Auto III]].]]
   
{{q|If you want to create a major hydro-electric plant, then you need a dam. Liberty City has one of its own and it's named after someone famous called Mr. Cochrane.|GTA III Website.}}
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The '''Cochrane Dam''' is a large [[wikipedia:Hydroelectricity|hydro-electric power plant]] located in the Northwest corner of [[Shoreside Vale]] in the [[3D Universe]] version of [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]]. The Cochrane Dam appears in three games; ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]'', and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]''.
   
The '''Cochrane Dam''' is a large hydroelectric dam located in the northwest corner of [[Shoreside Vale]] in [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]], which appears in [[Grand Theft Auto III]], [[Grand Theft Auto Advance]], and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]].
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==Description==
 
== Description ==
 
 
The dam is one of Shoreside Vale's most recognizable landmarks. A road runs along the top of the dam, linking the two halves of Shoreside Vale, two intake towers are connected to the top of the dam via walkways, and the lower section of the dam includes the generator building and several shipping containers. The lower section is accessible via a one-land track. An [[M-16]] spawns at the dam's helipad. A [[Shotgun]] spawns somewhere near the generator building.
 
The dam is one of Shoreside Vale's most recognizable landmarks. A road runs along the top of the dam, linking the two halves of Shoreside Vale, two intake towers are connected to the top of the dam via walkways, and the lower section of the dam includes the generator building and several shipping containers. The lower section is accessible via a one-land track. An [[M-16]] spawns at the dam's helipad. A [[Shotgun]] spawns somewhere near the generator building.
   
In [[Grand Theft Auto III]], the dam features prominently in the final story mission [[The Exchange (GTA III)|The Exchange]], in which the [[protagonist]], [[Claude]], kills dozens of [[Colombian Cartel]] well armed gang members and their leader [[Catalina]] in a showdown on the lower level of the dam.
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In [[Grand Theft Auto III]], the dam features prominently in the [[Climax|final story]] mission[[The Exchange (GTA III)|The Exchange]], in which the [[protagonist]], [[Claude]], kills dozens of [[Colombian Cartel]], well armed gang members, and their leader [[Catalina]] in a showdown on the lower level of the dam.
   
== Influence ==
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==Influence==
The Cochrane Dam desing is similar to the [[wp:New Croton Dam|New Croton Dam]] in [[wp:Westchester, New York|Westchester]], [[wp:New York|New York]] as other dams, but their main based is [[wp:Bayonne, New jersey|Bayonne]], [[wp:New Jersey|New Jersey]].
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Although Liberty City is based on the real-life New York City, there is no large hydroelectric dam to New York. The nearest hydroelectric dam to New York is the [[wikipedia:Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant|Niagra Falls Power Plant]], but the Cochrane Dam is larger and shares little resemblance to it. The Cochrane Dam shares structural similarities with the [[wp:Hoover Dam|Hoover Dam]] on the Nevada/Arizona border, most notably the twin intake towers. The lower and mid levels of the Cochrane Dam resemble the [[wikipedia:Itaipu Dam|Itaipu Dam]] on the Paraná River in South America, located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.
   
== Trivia ==
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==Trivia==
 
*The roadway across the top of the dam, despite having heavy traffic, is rendered more like a pathway than a standard road, and vehicles often have to swerve to avoid pedestrians strolling along the same route.
 
*The roadway across the top of the dam, despite having heavy traffic, is rendered more like a pathway than a standard road, and vehicles often have to swerve to avoid pedestrians strolling along the same route.
 
*The dam was named after [[Adam Cochrane]], who worked as a 3D artist during the production of Grand Theft Auto III.
 
*The dam was named after [[Adam Cochrane]], who worked as a 3D artist during the production of Grand Theft Auto III.
*The dam's structure bears a resemblance between the real life Hoover and Grand Parana dams.
 
 
*The dam was smaller in the [[Beta Releases|beta]] version of GTA III.
 
*The dam was smaller in the [[Beta Releases|beta]] version of GTA III.
*It's possible to drive the walls of the dam, but only with a fast car like the [[Stinger]].
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*It's possible to drive up the walls of the dam, but only with a fast car like the [[Stinger]].
==See also==
 
*[[Sherman Dam]]
 
   
== Gallery ==
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==Gallery==
{| align="center"
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<gallery>
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
 
 
CochraneDam-GTA3-midsection.jpg|Midsection of the dam, GTA III.
 
CochraneDam-GTA3-midsection.jpg|Midsection of the dam, GTA III.
 
CochraneDam-GTA3-top.jpg|The upper level of the dam, with the roadway and dual intake towers in view, GTA III.
 
CochraneDam-GTA3-top.jpg|The upper level of the dam, with the roadway and dual intake towers in view, GTA III.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
|}
 
   
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==See Also==
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*[[Land Act Dam]]
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*[[Sherman Dam]]
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Latest revision as of 19:53, February 14, 2015

"If you want to create a major hydro-electric power plant, then you need a dam. Liberty City has one of its own and it's named after someone famous called Mr. Cochrane."
— GTA III Website.
CochraneDam-GTA3-northwards

Cochrane Dam, as seen in Grand Theft Auto III.

The Cochrane Dam is a large hydro-electric power plant located in the Northwest corner of Shoreside Vale in the 3D Universe version of Liberty City. The Cochrane Dam appears in three games; Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto Advance, and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.

DescriptionEdit

The dam is one of Shoreside Vale's most recognizable landmarks. A road runs along the top of the dam, linking the two halves of Shoreside Vale, two intake towers are connected to the top of the dam via walkways, and the lower section of the dam includes the generator building and several shipping containers. The lower section is accessible via a one-land track. An M-16 spawns at the dam's helipad. A Shotgun spawns somewhere near the generator building.

In Grand Theft Auto III, the dam features prominently in the final story mission, The Exchange, in which the protagonist, Claude, kills dozens of Colombian Cartel, well armed gang members, and their leader Catalina in a showdown on the lower level of the dam.

InfluenceEdit

Although Liberty City is based on the real-life New York City, there is no large hydroelectric dam to New York. The nearest hydroelectric dam to New York is the Niagra Falls Power Plant, but the Cochrane Dam is larger and shares little resemblance to it. The Cochrane Dam shares structural similarities with the Hoover Dam on the Nevada/Arizona border, most notably the twin intake towers. The lower and mid levels of the Cochrane Dam resemble the Itaipu Dam on the Paraná River in South America, located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.

TriviaEdit

  • The roadway across the top of the dam, despite having heavy traffic, is rendered more like a pathway than a standard road, and vehicles often have to swerve to avoid pedestrians strolling along the same route.
  • The dam was named after Adam Cochrane, who worked as a 3D artist during the production of Grand Theft Auto III.
  • The dam was smaller in the beta version of GTA III.
  • It's possible to drive up the walls of the dam, but only with a fast car like the Stinger.

GalleryEdit

See AlsoEdit

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