Function: Habitation, Commerce and Leisure Facilities
Fresh Air Restaurant
The hollow interior of the rotating section is called the Garden. Its main purpose is to provide food and oxygen and water reclamation for the station. Most of the food grown here do not require seasonal changes, since there are no seasons in this artificial environment. Foods that do need seasonal variation are grown in separate hydroponic areas. In addition to necessary insects cultivated in the zoos below the “ground,” birds are also in the Garden — all of which are now used to the new physics of flying in this environment. No one is allowed to camp out on the interior — anyone doing so is arrested for destroying precious crops. A small percentage of the 12 square miles of vegetation is used for recreation. The Garden offers the following amenities to station inhabitants: a hedge maze, Zen garden, sports fields, recreation lake, a rotunda, mosque, a pavilion, and the high class Fresh Air Restaurant. Supporting the park plantlife is twenty meters of dirt, under which are four levels of hydroys, support systems, storage and silage units, water and oxygen reclamation units, chemical processors, farm equipment garages, and insect zoos.
Wrapped around the “southern end” of the Garden is Red Sector; the Zen Garden and the Maze have Red Sector addresses. The interior of Red Sector is lined with marketplaces, business areas such as the Zocalo, Hotel suites, casinos, bars, brothels, hundreds of shops, stands, bars, restaurants, and clubs. Places to see:
The Bazaar – alien traders from around the galaxy ply their exotic wares here.
Book Universe (book store)
Casinos The casinos accept all currencies and offer games from seven systems including Joy Wheel and Blackjack. Telepaths are allowed access, but are forbidden to play. Station personnel are allowed access too, but cannot exceed a fifty credit limit, lest they turn to unsavory elements for funding.
The Dark Star Club (seeTaan Churok )
Doug’s Dugout Sports Bar Specializes in Zoon Burgers, Jovian tubers, and Attraxion Ale.
The Eclipse Cafe
Earhart’s (Earth Alliance officer’s club)
The Fresh Air Restaurant The finest (and most expensive) restaurant on station.
The Galactic Boutique
The Glory Shop
The Green Tiger
Happy Daze Bar
Babylon 5 Museum permanent exhibition on Earth History (highlighted by a 20th century electric guitar) with rotating exhibits from various worlds.