If you are too rich for Red Mile but not rich enough for a whole house, then you live in Sunset Towers. Built directly on top of the Red Mile superstructure, Sunset Towers was Isaac Arthur’s final great work. It also his first departure from the neo-brutalism which defined his other buildings, and today it is held up as masterpieces of late 21st-century Korean modernism. In common parlance, “sunset towers” refers to the entire district; but the towers themselves are actually a set of 64 buildings which make up a very small portion of the total construction. Each of the 64 towers commands a multi-angular façade and a dazzling marble interior. It is no stretch to say they are the finest apartments in Saskatoon.
The towers are arranged in blocks of 4, and the blocks are evenly spaced along The Red Mile. The spaces between tower blocks—colloquially called “valleys”—are generally given over to a series of smaller residential or communal buildings. The streets are wide and often bustling with trolley traffic; but terrestrial vehicles are very rare aside from these: the residents, as a rule, are wealthy enough to afford their own aircars or airbus passes.
The district is one of the safest in Saskatoon. A whole 21% of the city’s daily defense budget is allocated to a contract with Long/Thicke Security Co, which presides over Sunset Towers’ numerous rush hours and public assemblies. However, despite its unquestionable foolishness, certain forms of crime and scam are popular in the area: shell games, street magicians, muggers, and pickpockets find ample opportunity among the nightly throngs. Make no mistake, though: crime in Sunset Towers is strictly a redpin’s game. There are many underworld stories of hit men and master thieves; but so far, no criminal organization has made any real foothold here. If you’re a pro who’s too hungry for the spaghetti but too smart for Nanuen, then you may just find your niche here.