Built in the 2050’s and located in the middle of Lake Michigan, roughly halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, Origin City is OriGene’s heart of power and boasts a population of about 700,000 residents. The permanent population is approximately 70% human and 30% hybrid.
Aside from its skyscrapers, most notably the 104-story (above water) Helix Tower, the city also features massive substructures descending the roughly 100 meters to the lakebed that serve the dual purpose of structural support for the city and housing for OriGene’s high-security areas. The city’s primary fusion reactor is located in the lowest levels of Helix Tower.
OriGene security forces rigorously police the arcology and have an average response time of 4 minutes. No outside law enforcement agencies are permitted in the arcology without express permission of the Board of Directors.