Also sometimes known as "the business district," "the Skyscraper District," or "City Center." The latter is most common in real estate promotional materials and tourist guides, while "the Skyscraper District" is most often heard among older residents who remember the building boom. Locals most often just call it "Downtown."
The world slowed down as Castilucci prepared to fire, as he prepared to face a bullet himself. He felt as if he exhaled for a solid minute as he prepared to squeeze the trigger, and he watched the cop do the same. He took in dozens of small details: a bead of sweat running down the woman’s forehead, her short, bitten nails, the nameplate on her uniform shirt that read “Aurelia.”