Croom Towers (Pescodside)

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Croom Towers
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Danger Updater MDUDC 19:41, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
Croom Towers

Pescodside [96,14]

Medway Street Acott Crescent Lanning Lane
Millerd Walk Fire Station Croom Towers the Mapstone Building
the Inman Building a factory Sands Road

Basic Info:

  • Multi-story housing blocks. Windows can be jumped from to turn a character into a zombie.
  • Towers have no internal descriptions. Some towers, like Lerwill Towers in Greentown, have mobile phone masts mounted on them.



Description

Croom Towers is a high-rise tower located in the suburb of Pescodside. The original Croom Towers was constructed in 1929 as office buildings close to Pescodside's financial district, but that all ended in 1959 when one of the many fires that had swept through the suburb back then engulfed the building and it had to be demolished. The empty lot was then transformed into a car park until the property was eventually sold to the Malton Press in 1977.

Croom Towers, once home to the now bankrupted Malton Press.
Croom Towers was proposed by Malton Press owner Joseph Coleman in 1979. In March 1980, the East-to-West Plan was revealed as a 500-foot, 41-story office tower with a glass enclosed atrium. The building included a hotel on the site, and the atrium would allow these visitors a view of the Malton Press's printing machines. When the hotel was finally established it was named the "Fancy Lads Hotel".

The new buildings were a plaza complex consisting of a skyscraper and an office building, named Croom East and Croom West, respectively or the "Croom Towers" when referred together. Croom East is an eccentric office structure with seven levels. All are placed five above grade and two below, atop foundation of the former Malton Press building. Its most distinctive features are its large triangular floor plans, which are split by an angled atrium with a clear view of St. Matthias's Church to the north. It was also linked by a 1,000 car parking garage and connects with Croom West. Speaking of which, Croom West reaches 20 stories and holds 587,000 square feet of office space clad in colorful tile panels. It was designed by one of Malton's premier architects of the day, Francis De Paymoi.
When the Malton Press folded in June 1989, in no small part due to direct competition from the Daily Malton (a rival newspaper in Dulston), foreign investors purchased the property and continued to manage it until the "Malton Incident". Survivors nowadays find that sheltering in the building is useful, but must be cautiously aware of the fact that should zombies breach the barricades they can easily pass through the underground parking garage between the two towers as easily as if it were a single building.

Barricade Policy

This building should be Extremely Heavily barricaded at all times. This is in accordance with the mutually agreed-upon Pescodside Barricade Plan set forth by local survivor groups and the Dulston Alliance, who routinely work together to monitor that the barricades for this building are at the aforementioned level. This building is meant to serve as a safehouse for Malton's veteran survivors.

Survivors who find the building's barricades below their assigned level are asked to assist in raising them back up in order to help ensure the safety of all the survivors staying inside the building. Any survivor found lowering the barricades may be directly "put to the question" by any member of the Dulston Alliance or a vigilante-minded survivor who catches the culprit in the act. If this happens the accused survivor must present a valid reason for their actions or be labelled a zombie spy/death cultist and be judged accordingly. So always be cautious lest you find yourself summarily executed for crimes against humanity.

Current Events

September 11th, 2007 - The building is powered and EHB, with only 2 zombies outside. --Keyser666 12:38, 11 September 2007 (BST)

Noted NecroTech scientist, Caleb Usher, overviews the location news and confirms, "Well that's that then. I suppose we can all expect the next status report 1-year from now..." ;)

September 13th, 2006 - Fisty Jones and several more zombies from the Minions of the Apocalypse invaded Croom Towers and chased several survivors up to the rooftop observatory, where they enjoyed a lovely lunch overlooking the sunset. Well, the zombies at least.



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