|This article is about the location in Cyberpunk 2077. For other uses, see City Center (disambiguation).|
City Center is the real showcase of Night City. The once smoldering battlefield of the 4th Corporate War and nuclear fallout from the Arasaka Tower assault, was now completely restored. Restoration of the district was a lengthy and costly process — it started in the 2030s and ended just recently, when the Arasaka Tower was rebuilt in the 2070s. By 2077, it was now the most fortified district in all of Night City.
Filled with modern, cutting-edge architecture, City Center is where anyone can witness the unrivaled might of megacorporations. This is where the rich and overworked spend their lives, building up the economic power of Night City.
The Corpo Plaza is reaching for the sky with its brutal corporate skyscrapers and blinding floodlights. This is the heart of the district and the home to some of the biggest corporations such as Arasaka, Militech, Biotechnica, Petrochem, and Kang Tao.
Next to it is Downtown. It's full of narrow alleys, night clubs, celebrities, and corporate stiffs. Here you'll find an abundance of office buildings and eccentrically shaped architecture — as well as exclusive apartments, hotels, and restaurants. Its northern waterfront is a mecca for artists and snobs, with galleries, concert halls and ateliers around every corner. Despite the elegance and power of Downtown, it isn't as secure as it would seem: turn down the wrong alley and you'll find yourself en-route to sleazy love hotels, dive bars, and shadowy corners where drug deals — and worse — are a common occurrence.
If you stand in the middle of Corpo Plaza and observe what's around you - all the breathtaking megabuildings, office blocks, bars, clubs, architectural wonders and dazzling neon signs - it's hard to believe that only a few decades ago the area looked like a smoldering battlefield in the aftermath of the 4th Corporate War and the nuclear attack on Arasaka Tower. As anyone with a pair of optics can see, City Center was fully rebuilt, surpassing even its former glory with more modern and cutting-edge architecture. It serves one purpose, and one purpose only - to flaunt the city's economic power and prove that Night City is freer than ever before.
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