It was decided early on that the refurbishing of Downtown should respect the atmosphere of the old city centre. This has led to the district having an above average building density and narrower streets which, for the most part, have been allowed to retain their original layout. The result is a humble nod to the bygone days of yore, which still allows Downtown to stand as the proud modernized centre of Glass.
Here you'll find a slew of fashionable boutiques and it is not uncommon for the privileged denizens of Sky City to come to Downtown looking for that little extra something not available in their own district. And with the constant rise and fall of the latest food trends you might very well find yourself having dinner next to a young couple hailing from the Corporate Houses.
The Anchor district is one of the main commercial and entertainment area in Glass. Though Sky City residents tend to keep to themselves and not mingle with the regular employs, some, and especially the young, make frequent visits to "The Anchor". They come for shopping, and clubbing at the most popular nightclubs in the City – including the fabled "Sloth" where only the very select elite is allowed entrance.
Employs of all castes can satisfy every material need imaginable at the Anansi Emporium or the Pirandello Bazaar. Here they'll find everything from the rarest of imports to the most common consumer goods. And if you're looking for a new set of wheels the Bryson Showroom showcases the latest in automotive design. It might be that all of these locations will be surpassed by the magnificence of the soon-to-be-opened Bauble Mall, but we suggest that you come and judge for yourself.
An affluent residential area dedicated to upwardly mobile employs, Ocean Glass View, or "The View", is by many considered to be the final step before getting invited to Sky City.
Much of The View has been sponsored by Silvine Systems, who also count the majority of its work force as residents, and the district was designed from the ground up to be a quiet area dedicated to ambitious employees on the rise.
If you're looking to get away from the commotion and intensity of Downtown or The Anchor, The View is well worth a visit. Here you can walk along the serene streets or the seaside promenade, where those with a nautical interest should pay a visit to The Marina. On freedays it is not uncommon to see families picnicking in the open or improving their tans on the nearby beach while their children play in the surf.
Development Zone G is one of the few remaining district being refurbished by CC Corp, and though the area is off-limits, the curious might catch a glimpse from one of the surrounding buildings. It might very well be worth a look to renew your understanding of Conglomerate Policy with regards to the OmniStat years. Development Zone G reminds us all why we decided to eradicate the horror of those dark days.
[Note: The Development Zone is off-limits to all employs not belonging to CC Corp and in possession of a valid Zone Employ Pass. Unauthorized access is grounds for contract termination.]
Sky City is a promise, a dream made manifest. It stands as a true paradise and represents the latest in architectural achievement. Built on a vast artificial island, Sky City forms the base from which The Shard tapers off into the clouds. Thirty thousand people call Sky City home, and living here is reserved for the few employees willing and capable to rise all the way to the top. It stands as a physical representation of the promise made to every single Cascadian employ: Work hard and you will be rewarded.
[Note: Sky City is closed to the general public and only residents, authorized service personnel and visitors possessing a valid Visitor's Pass are allowed entry. To obtain a Visitor's Pass you must provide a Corporate House sponsor. Unauthorized access is grounds for contract termination.]
The Conglomerate has been hard at work eradicating all traces of OmniStat in the major cities, and in Glass especially. It is a generally held belief that the November Riots were inspired by OmniStat ideals (another lie seeded by the Conglomerate) and so the midCaste employs clamored for the removal of anything reminding them of those bygone years.
But what few people know is that below Glass lies the remnants of a vast tunnel complex, once part of a gigantic OmniStat desalination plant, and while CC Corps has been busy reshaping the city above, little has been done about what lies beneath. Nobody knows the full extent of this subterranean network. All entrances are off limits to regular employs, and even KrugerSec personnel tend to stay away. Instead these cavernous tunnels have become a refuge for all sorts of outCaste, and Black November has also set up base somewhere deep inside.