New York, New York, so good I'll build it twice. In the two game modes, natch.
(They're Sandbox and Build New York, surprisingly-early-incursion-of-facts-into-a-review fans.)
Developer Deep Red has quite a history in this manner of management games, arguably reaching an apex in the economic fisticuffs of the underappreciated Monopoly Tycoon. Tycoon City, on the surface, seems to be a long-awaited return to the terrain in a spiritual-sequel manner. Sadly, the excitement is misplaced. It's a good game, and shares certain elements with Monopoly Tycoon, but in terms of play provides a hugely different experience.