Corporate Center

Like any modem metropolis, Night City is always in a state of flux. Over the years, most neighborhoods and districts wend their way through a tortuous cycle, alternating between
fashion and disrepair. But one area stands as an exception. It is all landscaped plazas and sculpted architecture. There are no cracks in the sidewalks, the street lights always work,
and there is always a police officer around if you need him, although he may not draw his salary from City Hall. From these wide, orderly streets rise the skyscrapers, lofty and serene over
the chaos that is most of the urban ground level, spearing dagger-like through the grey smog above.

This is the Corporate Center, true locus of power in the city. Most of the major office towers are located in the Corporate Plaza, a circular area encompassed by Plaza Drive. The Corps
spare no expense in the area’s upkeep. This is reflected in the relative safety and elegance of the district persons who look or act out of place are liable to be stopped and questioned by
corporate or city police. Those who can’t adequately justify their presence will most likely find themselves quietly but quickly escorted out of the area. The blocks surrounding the
Plaza are not quite so tightly controlled as the Plaza itself, but they have a high corporate ambience, and are upscale enough to warrant a considerable, though discreet, police
presence.

The area is active twenty-four hours a day, although noticeably more so during business hours, when most of the workforce is active and the majority of the area’s restaurants, boutiques
and shopping courts are open. Vehicular traffic varies from very heavy, during commute hours, to light or moderate in the middle of the night. The Corporate Plaza is extensively
serviced by city transit and ther eare three large transit stations arranged around the circle of Plaza Drive, serving both bus and maglev subway. These are North Plaza at Meridian and
Plaza Drive; 14th Street at Plaza and 14th; Wiliorns Street at Plaza and Williams, and Plaza West at Plaza and 14th. There are also bus stops at one block intervals along all bus routes.
In the Plaza itself, one is likely to find corporate executives and service personnel, shoppers, city and corporate police/security.

At night, the percentage of shoppers and executives decreases, and the percentage of police, security and service personnel increases. At night the police pay special attention to the area
bordering the park and the transit stations. The population and composition of the areas peripheral to the plaza varies depending on whether the blocks are commercial, or
residential.

Corporate Center

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