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A Guide to Titan City (2013 Edition), page 56:

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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.
Cost: Free! 

 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?

Early Phoenix Plaza Concept Art
Early Phoenix Plaza Concept Art

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    1. Chris Kuminecz on

      @Quant:
      I'm soooo keeping m'fingers crossed for a real, interactable Titan City courthouse location: this is where I'd like to place the sponsor-created NPC mission contact from my "I Know A Guy" pledge level. ;-) Crossing m'toes as well that this might be an included-at-launch location. :P

      <--- dyed-in-the-wool Guardianite ^.^ Had plans for a series of AE arcs detailing the origin stories of my 5~6 mains (and a few of their spinoffs), but never made the time to do it before CoH was taken from us. Near the top of my list of Things Regretfully Left Undone in CoH -- I plan to have no such list with CoT. ;-)

    2. David Guillot on

      cool artwork, Cool idea for the plaza

    3. KoboldPrime on

      So it'll be like Atlas Park: to be avoided like the plague unless you want to end up in the middle of someone's RP/Special Snowflake drama.

    4. Roy Coker on

      Excellent! Page 57 is missing though!
      Are any Union members of the Pride of Paragon Supergroup out there?
      @dior.

    5. Steel Phoenix on

      ... Dare I say it? "Costume contest under Phoenix statue in 5 minutes!" :D

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      QuantumHero on

      No promises Chris, but I am a strong advocate of making a lot of those buildings into real places with real things to do...it also would be more likely in expansion then at launch. One of the many such places on my list was the courthouse. It is all subject to approval, and very early stage, but I would very much like to see this world nuance and enrich itself, growing deeper as well as larger over years of development.

      So Pud up for a new group of monster hunting and epic fun in CoT? ;) Remember the days of three Lusca up at once? So much Calamari. And sometimes ghost ship up also. I get nostalgic, and then well I get inspired instead ;)

      I guess I will have to do shout outs to all my old servers. Anyone else on the slow walk of solidarity through Guardian? On Guardian I took a very special toon from villian to hero...on the final night. So many epic adventures, so many characters. I didn't really RP like some of you...but a lot of my characters were individuals, many even had custom AE arcs just for them. I wish I really could make a Quantum um Leap to 2015 and play CoT ;)

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      Jason King on

      Sacha Hartmann-- Caught that too, huh? That Phoenix has a VERY Egyptian look. I wonder if there's a story there, or if the designers just liked the look. As a long-time RPer of various games, and comics fan, I distrust "coincidence". :)

    8. Chris Kuminecz on

      Exceedingly happy to see the "city's main courthouse" among the Plaza's "notable buildings." As a municipal court warrant clerk, I was always disappointed by the lack of physically accessible courthouses / courtrooms in Paragon City. :P

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      Sacha Hartmann on

      (Central) Library of Alexandria, huh? *chinrubs*

    10. Michael O. on

      @QuantumHero: I'm right there with you ...

      Can't say it enough: It's going to be a long two years full of excited anticipation!

    11. pud on

      /e salute - I'm one of the earliest. My buddy and kimi made the channel.

    12. Flimflamberge on

      I hope the colours and texture of the concept art will be fairly representative of the final ingame graphics. That soft, cel-shaded-but-well-proportioned look would really make it stand out. I'm thinking more The Wolf Among Us, or Borderlands with a slightly desaturated palette, than anything like Champions Online.

      Of course, there are other ways to go that would also be excellent! Just so long as the game looks distinct without being an eyesore.

    13. A.C.Gray - P.I. of Phoenix Rising on

      I can't wait to step out in this plaza and just drink in the sight of my new home. I may have to get a new drive just for screenies...

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      QuantumHero on

      /em Torch raised...and the first time we do it together there *will* be tears in my eyes. I can not wait to log in, together, in our new home and just *be* there for awhile...and then at the right moment spread wings and soar. Take some screen shots then plummet or circle slowly down to earth...to land on a spot that contains a badge. Maybe it will be one created by geocatcher or one from MWM but I will enjoy the hunt through phoenix plaza and them out into the world beyond.

      P.S. any former Liberty Badgers about? I miss you folks

      QuantumHero (73 plus alts scattered across many servers in a lost world)

    15. Rick Tacular, Meathead of Phoenix Rising on

      I can't wait to not win a costume contest there. ;-)

    16. Chris S. aka Pepsiman
      Superbacker
      on

      'Hurricane Atlas' >_<