A Guide to Titan City (2013 Edition), page 56:
Phoenix Plaza/City Hall
Address: 1 Phoenix Plaza.
Hours: Public Offices open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays;
Lobby 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
Phoenix Plaza itself, as a public thoroughfare, is open 24 hours.
No visit to Titan City would be complete without a trip to Phoenix Plaza. The shining buildings, the gleaming phoenix statue, and the brightly dressed heroes soaring overhead all combine to restore one’s faith in humanity and its essentially heroic spirit.
Like much of Titan City, Phoenix Plaza is a legacy of the fire of 1908. The fire was turned back at the nearby Central Library, but it swept through this part of Alexandria, reducing it to ash. After the fire, the settlements around Steward’s Bay united to form Titan City. The new city government selected this location for its City Hall and related government buildings, all to be arranged around a large square.
During the groundbreaking ceremonies, one politician colorfully proclaimed, “Like the phoenix of old, we shall arise from these ashes,” and the name “Phoenix Plaza” soon became attached to the square. By the 1950’s, the city’s burgeoning bureaucracy had outgrown the original, Romanesque City Hall, and a new City Hall was completed on another side of Phoenix Plaza in 1960. The old City Hall now serves as the Museum of Titan City History (see page 57 for details). “New” City Hall, with its impressively futuristic design, remains in service to this day, housing the lion’s share of Titan City’s government offices. Other notable buildings fronting on the Plaza include the city’s main courthouse and the public offices of several hero groups. Some of these are open to the public, while others are open to official business only. Check the latest information before visiting.
In 1998, disaster again struck Alexandria when Hurricane Atlas pummeled Titan City. Phoenix Plaza and its buildings suffered particularly severe damage, and reconstruction of City Hall in particular took nearly two years. To commemorate the city’s continued survival in the face of adversity, the city commissioned the large, avian statue known simply as “The Phoenix” to grace the center of the Plaza.
If you’re a first-time visitor to the city, don’t be ashamed if you spend a few minutes standing in the center of Phoenix Plaza, simply staring at all the superpowered traffic around you. Hero-watching is a popular hobby for locals, too. You may see dedicated hero-watchers on the lookout for rarely seen heroes. Many citizens have logged a sighting of Anthem, but can you spot the Ratiocinator, Golden Tragopan, or Veil, the Obfuscated Woman?