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Megabuildings, also referred to as megablocks[1] or mega-arcologies, are a prominent type of housing in the Cyberpunk series.

These buildings dominate the Night City skyline by 2077, functioning like cities within a city.

Overview

Continuations of concepted arcologies of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, megabuildings were constructed in Night City after the Fourth Corporate War - such as in the Watson Development - to house the thousands of displaced residents. Each megabuilding houses approximately 128,000 at maximum, having over 8,000 apartments, with capacities of 16 per apartment. Megabuildings provide services such as residential housing, entertainment, food, and other services common in shopping mall experiences. Each apartment comes with mediacorp-promoted cable television, radio, and sensory feed access. These buildings also have rented corporate cops, although crime still remains a problem in many of them. Nomad workers are utilized in the construction of many megabuildings, up to hundreds working on one at a time.

The new generation of post-War megabuildings were stylized after the New Harbor Mallplex, later becoming the main residential areas of Night City by 2077.[2]

Night City megabuildings

Megabuilding Status District Sub-district
Megabuilding H1 Open Heywood The Glen
Megabuilding H2 Open Heywood Wellsprings
Megabuilding H3 Closed Heywood The Glen
Megabuilding H4 Closed Santo Domingo Arroyo
Megabuilding H5 Closed Heywood Vista del Rey
Megabuilding H6 Open Santo Domingo Arroyo
Megabuilding H7 Closed Santo Domingo Rancho Coronado
Megabuilding H8 Open Westbrook Japantown
Megabuilding H9 Open City Center Corpo Plaza
Megabuilding H10 Open Watson Little China
Megabuilding H11 Open Watson Northside Industrial District
Megabuilding H12 Open Watson Northside Industrial District

Notes

  • The only megabuildings not to have the rooftop sealed are H2, H6, H8, and H10.
  • What seems to be another megabuilding is being constructed in southeastern Santo Domingo, where an organized crime can be found.
  • Some alternate maps of Night City show that City Center doesn't have a megabuilding, while Westbrook has two. This other megabuilding was to be located in the backroad found in northeastern Japantown, due west of Impala Automatics factory.

Gallery

References

  1. Megabuilding H10 Database Entry
  2. PONDSMITH, M. Cyberpunk RED Corebook. 1st ed., Kenmore, WA, R. Talsorian Games, 2020. (p.298; 19-20; 69; 300)
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