City View Apartments

City View Apartments is located at Maple and Avenue D in the Old Town section of Bay City.

Garik Shayk lives with his aunt in her two-bedroom apartment in the City View tower block. Marisa Bruni and her family also live at City View, the best thing that Garik could imagine. He is in love with her and has been since they were small, although he's never figured out just how to express that love to her or define what he really feels. He simply knows that he thinks about her constantly and wants to spend as much time with her as possible.

Garik and Marisa enjoy spending time on the building's roof watching the stars overhead. From the roof of City View, they can hear the music from the Corona Tower events on the mall, although the name City View is a misnomer. The building has no views of the city at all, just other buildings that hide the city from them.

The apartment building has interior stairs and open walkways with iron railings leading to the apartments. The windows on the front side of the building open to the exposed hallways, and in the back, they look out to an enclosed court where nothing much happens.

Behind the stairs is a long corridor that reveals chain link lockups for the residents, the one good thing about living in City View Apartments. They provide room to keep things that won't fit in the tiny apartments on the floors above.

City View's parking is gated at night. Old Town isn't especially dangerous, but it's on its way down and out. When things are left for the taking, sometimes they do get taken. Garik parks his Street Strider bike behind the gate, and he has it locked and alarmed, too. It's not been bothered, and he hopes to keep it that way.

We are introduced to City View Apartments in Book 1 of The Human-Hybrid Project, Shattered by Glass.