The signature landmark of Brickstown is Zigursky Prison. This mammoth structure is most often called “The Ziggurat,” and was constructed to hold prisoners with powers that would allow them to easily escape from normal jails. Unfortunately, it’s not very effective, with the rampaging criminals all over the city always wanting to spring their buddies. The lack of available police and security means that the prisoners don’t have too difficult a time getting out of jail. Other nicknames for the prison, used most often by those within its walls, include “The Brick House” and “The Big Zig.”
In addition to the prisoner problems, Brickstown has Crey agents running around, as the Countess tries to expand her power. The private security forces of Crey Industries frown upon outside interference, because they see this as their personal problem.
Zigursky Prison and Brickstown both lie above a series of natural caverns, and could theoretically be destroyed if those caverns were collapsed. The Freakshow are aware of this weakness and have already made several failed attempts to do just that in order to free their brethren held within. Due to this structure, Brickstown is also one of the most topographically complex areas of the game, rivaling and possibly surpassing Skyway City. Its surface streets and structures reveal only part of the zone’s navigable areas, the rest being tucked underneath in the form of underpasses, canals, and service doors. Over the last few years the Caverns have better secured under the prison at least. Further, most super-max criminals are being housed in prisons outside the City like Gramercy Island.