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The Northside Industrial District (NID), or just Northside, is a subdistrict of Watson in Cyberpunk 2077.

Overview[]

Northside Industrial District (NID) was once Watson's prosperous factory sub-district. Nowadays its desolate and neglected, its factories are mostly non-functional and abandoned due to odd earthquake damage and a lack of investments by Japanese corporations that originally financed this area.

New apartments blocks were built on the edge of the district to hide it from the rest of Night City. They're home to mid-level employees who manage the few operational factories in this area.

Still people need to live here. Many have come here looking for opportunity and a new life. They got a big chance to work in the factory, and now they are stuck in limbo. Some other residents of the NID are much worse. The Maelstrom claim this area as their territory. They use its abandoned buildings as hideouts, illegal braindance studios, and warehouses for the loot they steal from the corporate transports.[1]

Database Entry[]

Northside Industrial District (NID)

NORTHSIDE INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT (NID)

The Northside Industrial District (NID) was once an important area of Watson with factories employing thousands of Night Citizens. Today it feels neglected and devoid of life. Most of the factories shut down, parts of buildings were damaged by earthquakes and property developments left unfinished. The center of the NID is divided by a row of towering apartment buildings, purposely constructed to shield the wealthy from a pretty depressing view. They're occupied by mid-ranking workers that are still employed by the last remaining industries operating in the NID. With few prospects to cling to, these workers' only hope is that they don't close down, because outside of the NID, there's no future for them. As they say, "You move to northside, you'll die in northside." Often that's just interpreted to mean you'll catch a stray bullet from one the ubiquitous Maelstromers.[2]

Locations[]

CP2077 Watson Northside Industrial District Map

Map of the Northside Industrial District.

Fast travel points[]

This sub-district includes the next fast travel points:

  • All Foods Plant
  • Docks
  • East
  • Ebunike Docks
  • Longshore North
  • Martin St
  • Megabuilding H11
  • Offshore St
  • Pershing St

Behind the scenes[]

In an earlier period, the Northside Industrial District was the workshop of Night City, a mini-Manchesterian cluster of mills abutting the metropolis' heart. Its factories gave jobs to thousands and pumped out the goods that brought in the city's wealth. Now, factories and workers alike have been outclassed and abandoned, leaving behind a skeleton of smokestacks as souvenirs. The buildings are Entropic in form—simple, boxy and horizontal—with tacked-on Kitsch graffiti and advertisements. A wide road winds amongst them and a massive AV hangar fills a whole block—an impressive hub dating from the district's glory days. Yet while one can pass through with relative ease, those left living here have it hard, working eighteen-hour days in the few factories still operational and carving out a life in the rubble with the time that remains.

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Notes[]

References[]

  1. BATYLDA, M. The World of Cyberpunk 2077. 1st ed. Milwaukie, OR, Dark Horse Books, 2020.
  2. CD Projekt RED. Cyberpunk 2077. Video Game, Multi-Platform. Poland, CD Projekt S.A., 2020.


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