Corona Tower

Corona Tower is a 40-story glass-and-steel skyscraper located in Bay City on the location of the original Bay City Medical Center. 

When Corona Corporation selected Bay City for its worldwide headquarters, the ageing Bay City Med and Trauma building and accessory structures were ripe for redevelopment. Corona Corporation negotiated with Bay City and donated land and cash for a new medical center in the Bay City Industrial Park going in on the southeast side (officially known as Old Town East Side). Since the new location bordered the East Side Parks Area, on city maps, the new Bay City Medical Complex's designation falls in the East Side Parks Area.

As part of Corona Tower's negotiations with the city, a 64-square-block area was replatted into one contiguous city block now known as the Corona Tower Mall. All city utilities and other infrastructure were rerouted during the Tower's construction enabling them to build the five basement floors that make up the secretive research center underneath the mall.

The Tower has a grand lobby, six residential floors known as Stamford Suites, a glass-walled pool and gym area, and the Stamford Suites Grill for the discerning residents that choose to call the Tower home. Except for the 10-Plex cinema, the Tower's amenities are reserved for those who can afford to live there. 

Chow Down, the restaurant underneath the Tower, is fully open to the public, however, and offers good food at cheap prices as a way to create goodwill with the locals. 

The Tower's logo shows the building shattering into black silicon glitter. It's what the building does every evening and throughout the night. The phenomenal display can be observed from throughout Bay City.

The effect mesmerizes Garik Shayk. He knows it can't be true and is challenged to discover what makes it seem so realistic. He desires more than almost anything to stand on the mall as the black glitter falls around him.

That's a privilege reserved for the Tower richies. All Garik can do is envy from afar.

Corona Tower is bordered by Sycamore Avenue on the west, Lowell on the north, Stamford Drive on the east, and Corona Street on the south. A two-story parking garage is located along Stamford Drive. 

We first discover Corona Tower in Book 1 of The Human-Hybrid Project, Shattered by Glass.