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{{quote|Where the bright lights of Capitalism blink 24 hours a day. A great place to go if you like advertising.|GTA IV Manual Description}}
 
{{quote|Where the bright lights of Capitalism blink 24 hours a day. A great place to go if you like advertising.|GTA IV Manual Description}}
   
'''Star Junction''' is a district in the borough of [[Algonquin]] in [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]. It appears in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], [[The Lost and Damned]] [[Ballad of Gay Tony]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]. Its archetype is [[wp:Times Square|Times Square]], [[wp:New York City|New York City]]. Star Junction is bordered by [[Middle Park]] to the north by [[Nickel Street ]]and [[The Triangle]] to the south by [[ Jade Street|Jade Street]]. [[The Meat Quarter]], [[Westminster]] and [[Purgatory]] are on its western borders by [[Frankfort Avenue]], while [[Hatton Gardens]], [[Lancet]] and [[Easton]] sit on its eastern borders by [[Columbus Ave]]nue. Along with the [[Middle Park]], and [[The Triangle]] it is one of the well known neighborhoods in [[Algonquin]] and [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]. It is also one of the few places where [[bus]]es always spawn (they are parked).
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'''Star Junction''' is a district in the borough of [[Algonquin]] in [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]. It appears in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], [[The Lost and Damned]], [[Ballad of Gay Tony]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]. Its archetype is [[wp:Times Square|Times Square]], [[wp:New York City|New York City]]. Star Junction is bordered by [[Middle Park]] to the north by [[Nickel Street]] and [[The Triangle]] to the south by [[ Jade Street|Jade Street]]. [[The Meat Quarter]], [[Westminster]] and [[Purgatory]] are on its western borders by [[Frankfort Avenue]], while [[Hatton Gardens]], [[Lancet]] and [[Easton]] sit on its eastern borders by [[Columbus Ave]]nue. Along with the [[Middle Park]], and [[The Triangle]] it is one of the well known neighborhoods in [[Algonquin]] and [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]. It is also one of the few places where [[bus]]es always spawn (they are parked).
   
 
[[File:Starjunction.png|thumb|Star Junction (red) in Liberty City map.]]
 
[[File:Starjunction.png|thumb|Star Junction (red) in Liberty City map.]]
 
== Character ==
 
== Character ==
The entire district is designed with the commercial intersection at the center that features a diagonally placed road, [[Burlesque]], that run from the northwest at [[Manganese Street ]]to the southeast at [[Garnet Street|Gamet Street]] neighboring [[The Triangle|Triangle]], cutting across [[Denver-Exeter Avenue]] and [[Kunzite Street]] and making up one of Algonquin's main attractions. While seemingly depicted as one, the cityscape is in fact located in both Star Junction and neighboring [[The Triangle|Triangle]], which takes up the southern end of the area.
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The entire district is designed with the commercial intersection at the center that features a diagonally placed road, [[Burlesque Street]], that run from the northwest at [[Manganese Street ]]to the southeast at [[Garnet Street|Gamet Street]] neighboring [[The Triangle|Triangle]], cutting across [[Denver-Exeter Avenue]] and [[Kunzite Street]] and making up one of Algonquin's main attractions. While seemingly depicted as one, the cityscape is in fact located in both Star Junction and neighboring [[The Triangle|Triangle]], which takes up the southern end of the area.
   
 
Star Junction is intended to mimic the functions of New York City's Times Square as both a cultural and corporate center of the city. Star Junction's urban design is characterized by heavily ad-laden buildings and entertainment establishments in the center surrounded by less "decorated" apartments, hotels and officer towers to the north, east and west. Its intended function also results in the presence of "Broadway" theaters and other entertainment establishments (including the [[Split Sides]]) which show different performances. The northern edge of Star Junction that borders [[Middle Park]] is designed to mimic a more homely skyline of older hotels lined along [[wp:Central Park South|Central Park South]], implying [[Nickel Street ]]is the in-game equivalent of [[wp:59th Street (Manhattan)|59th Street]].
 
Star Junction is intended to mimic the functions of New York City's Times Square as both a cultural and corporate center of the city. Star Junction's urban design is characterized by heavily ad-laden buildings and entertainment establishments in the center surrounded by less "decorated" apartments, hotels and officer towers to the north, east and west. Its intended function also results in the presence of "Broadway" theaters and other entertainment establishments (including the [[Split Sides]]) which show different performances. The northern edge of Star Junction that borders [[Middle Park]] is designed to mimic a more homely skyline of older hotels lined along [[wp:Central Park South|Central Park South]], implying [[Nickel Street ]]is the in-game equivalent of [[wp:59th Street (Manhattan)|59th Street]].
   
==Places of interest==
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==Places of Interest==
While most districts in Liberty City are generally not strictly adherent to the design of their counterpart, Star Junction's is more accurate in layout as Times Square, placing in-game renditions of Time Square's landmarks as accurately as possible. Landmarks based on those in the southern end of Times Square are in fact located in neighboring [[The Triangle|Triangle]].
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While most districts in Liberty City are generally not strictly adherent to the design of their counterpart, Star Junction's is more accurate in layout as Times Square, placing in-game renditions of Time Square's landmarks as accurately as possible. Landmarks based on those in the southern end of Times Square are in fact located in the neighboring [[The Triangle|Triangle]].
   
 
Star Junction borrows elements from the following buildings and structures:
 
Star Junction borrows elements from the following buildings and structures:
   
 
* [[wp:One Times Square|1 Times Square]]. The building is situated in Triangle.
 
* [[wp:One Times Square|1 Times Square]]. The building is situated in Triangle.
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* [http://www.emporis.com/application/?nav=building&lng=3&id=ramadarenaissancetimessquare-newyorkcity-ny-usa 2 Times Square/704-720 7th Avenue] (Ramada Renaissance Times Square), depicted in game as one of two [[The Libertine Hotel|Libertine Hotels]] in the city, the other located in [[Lancaster]]. The Libertine Hotel is implied by its five stars to be a five star hotel.
* [http://www.emporis.com/application/?nav=building&lng=3&id=ramadarenaissancetimessquare-newyorkcity-ny-usa 2 Times Square/704-720 7th Avenue] (Ramada Renaissance Times Square), depicted in game as one of two [http://gta.wikia.com/The_Libertine_Hotel Libertine Hotels] in the city, the other located in [[Lancaster]]. [http://gta.wikia.com/The_Libertine_Hotel The Libertine Hotel] is implied by its five stars to be a five star hotel.
 
 
 
* [[wp:Times Square Tower|7 Times Square]] (Times Square Tower) [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=1500broadway-newyorkcity-ny-usa]. While forming part of the Star Junction skyline, the building is situated in Triangle.
 
* [[wp:Times Square Tower|7 Times Square]] (Times Square Tower) [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=1500broadway-newyorkcity-ny-usa]. While forming part of the Star Junction skyline, the building is situated in Triangle.
 
 
* [[wp:Duffy Square|Duffy Square]], specifically the Father Francis D. Duffy Monument.
 
* [[wp:Duffy Square|Duffy Square]], specifically the Father Francis D. Duffy Monument.
 
 
[[Image:StarJunctionpolicedepartment-GTA4-exterior.jpg|thumb|325px|right|Small [[LCPD in GTA IV Era|police]] station in the middle of Star Junction. A [[Police Patrol|police]] car is seen in the foreground.]]
 
[[Image:StarJunctionpolicedepartment-GTA4-exterior.jpg|thumb|325px|right|Small [[LCPD in GTA IV Era|police]] station in the middle of Star Junction. A [[Police Patrol|police]] car is seen in the foreground.]]
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* An [[Star Junction Police Station|LCPD sub-station]] located right in the middle of Star Junction is similar in design to the [http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/bigmap/manhattan/midtown/timessquare/nypd/index.htm Times Square Police Station]. The building is situated in the Triangle.
* An [[Star Junction Police Station|LCPD sub-station]][[Star Junction Police Station|CPD sub-station]] located right in the middle of Star Junction is similar in design to the [http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/bigmap/manhattan/midtown/timessquare/nypd/index.htm Times Square Police Station]. The building is situated in Triangle.
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* Just north of the LCPD sub-station is an LC Services Recruiting Center, the game's equivalent of [http://www.flickr.com/photos/alindbt/3801202362/ Time Square's United States armed forces recruiting station]. As oppose to the rendition's association with the military (including the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines), the in-game rendition is linked to civic services (including the "[[LCPD in GTA IV Era|LCPD]]", "[[Liberty City Fire Department (HD Universe)|FDLC]]", "[[Drug Observation Agency|DOA]]" and "[[City of Liberty Paramedicine|COLP]]").
 
* Just north of the LCPD sub-station is an LC Services Recruiting Center, the game's equivalent of [http://www.flickr.com/photos/alindbt/3801202362/ Time Square's United States armed forces recruiting station]. As oppose to the rendition's association with the military (including the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines), the in-game rendition is linked to civic services (including the "[[LCPD in GTA IV Era|LCPD]]", "[[Liberty City Fire Department|LCFD]]", "DOA" and "[[City of Liberty Paramedicine|COLP]]").
 
 
 
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=crowneplazahotel-newyorkcity-ny-usa 1605 Broadway] (Crowne Plaza Hotel), depicted in game as [[The Star Plaza Hotel]].
 
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=crowneplazahotel-newyorkcity-ny-usa 1605 Broadway] (Crowne Plaza Hotel), depicted in game as [[The Star Plaza Hotel]].
 
 
* [[wp:The Morgan Stanley Building|1585 Broadway]] (Morgan Stanley Building). The in-game rendition features a corner street level signage bearing "Cooper Jackson" naming, similar to the [[wp:Morgan Stanley|Morgan Stanley]] name, as well as the manner in which the name is rendered on the building's sign. Like its counterpart, the in-game depiction features several rolling stock tickers. The building's design and textures are partially reused for another similar building to the north.
 
* [[wp:The Morgan Stanley Building|1585 Broadway]] (Morgan Stanley Building). The in-game rendition features a corner street level signage bearing "Cooper Jackson" naming, similar to the [[wp:Morgan Stanley|Morgan Stanley]] name, as well as the manner in which the name is rendered on the building's sign. Like its counterpart, the in-game depiction features several rolling stock tickers. The building's design and textures are partially reused for another similar building to the north.
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* [http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=258749 1567-1569 Broadway] (W Times Square), depicted in game as [[The Celtica Hotel]].
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=258749 1567-1569 Broadway] (W Times Square), depicted in game as the Celtica Hotel.
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* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=114261 1535 Broadway] (Marriott Marquis Hotel), depicted in game as [[Hotel ÜberBrücker]].<ref>[[peepthatshit.com|www.peepthatshit.com/hotels.html]] (In game website.)</ref>
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* [[wp:Paramount Theatre (New York City)|1501 Broadway]] (Paramount Building) [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=paramountbuilding-newyorkcity-ny-usa]. The in-game rendition houses [[Canyon Entertainment]], a [[Superstar Café]] and an unspecified Superstar venue advertising a [[Love Fist]] gig; the building also sports a functional rooftop clock. While forming part of the Star Junction skyline, the building is in fact situated in [[The Triangle]].
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=114261 1535 Broadway] (Marriott Marquis Hotel), depicted in game as Hotel Uberbrucker.<ref>[[peepthatshit.com|www.peepthatshit.com/hotels.html]] (In game website.)</ref>
 
 
* [[wp:Paramount Theatre (New York City)|1501 Broadway]] (Paramount Building) [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=paramountbuilding-newyorkcity-ny-usa]. The in-game rendition houses [[Canyon Entertainment]], a [[Superstar Café]] and an unspecified Superstar venue advertising a [[Love Fist]] gig; the building also sports a functional rooftop clock. While forming part of the Star Junction skyline, the building is in fact situated in Triangle.
 
 
 
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=embassysuitestimessquare-newyorkcity-ny-usa 1568 Broadway] (Doubletree Guest Suites/Embassy Suites Times Square), depicted in game as the [[Banner Hotel & Spa]]. The game's renditions appears to integrate some of the tower's feature but opts for a more simple symmetrical design. In addition, the orientation of the building relative to the streets differs to that in. The [[Seagull Theater]] is also integrated into the building, adopting more traditional street-level brick facades of the building.
 
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=embassysuitestimessquare-newyorkcity-ny-usa 1568 Broadway] (Doubletree Guest Suites/Embassy Suites Times Square), depicted in game as the [[Banner Hotel & Spa]]. The game's renditions appears to integrate some of the tower's feature but opts for a more simple symmetrical design. In addition, the orientation of the building relative to the streets differs to that in. The [[Seagull Theater]] is also integrated into the building, adopting more traditional street-level brick facades of the building.
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* [[wp:Bertelsmann Building|1540 Broadway]] (Bertelsmann Building). The in-game rendition houses a "The Spian Theaters", which entrance is used as a venue for [[Pathos]].
* [[wp:Bertelsmann Building|1540 Broadway]] (Bertelsmann Building). The in-game rendition houses a "Thespian Theaters", which entrance is used as a venue for [[Pathos]].
 
 
 
* [[wp:Times Square Studios|1500 Broadway]] (Times Square Studios) [http://www.glasssteelandstone.com/BuildingDetail/862.php], prominently featuring a curvy [[FlyUS|FlyU6]] LCD display, tickers, and housing a [[Cluckin' Bell]] restaurant. While forming part of the Star Junction skyline, the building is in fact situated in Triangle.
 
* [[wp:Times Square Studios|1500 Broadway]] (Times Square Studios) [http://www.glasssteelandstone.com/BuildingDetail/862.php], prominently featuring a curvy [[FlyUS|FlyU6]] LCD display, tickers, and housing a [[Cluckin' Bell]] restaurant. While forming part of the Star Junction skyline, the building is in fact situated in Triangle.
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* [[wp:One Astor Plaza|1 Astor Plaza]], which, is occupied by MTV Studios on the second floor. The in-game replication of the building houses a similar establishment for [[MeTV]], a play of [[wp:MTV|MTV]], as well as a "MeTV Theater", and a spinning turntable prop on the side of the [[MeTV Building|building]]. The building has a helipad on the top, which occasionally spawns a Maverick, accessible via a window cleaner lift at its western face. One of the 200 [[Flying Rats|flying rats]] can also be found there.
* [[wp:One Astor Plaza|1 Astor Plaza]], which, is occupied by MTV Studios on the second floor. The in-game replication of the building houses a similar establishment for [[MeTV]], a play of [[wp:MTV|MTV]], as well as a "MeTV Theater", and a spinning turntable prop on the side of the building. The building has a helipad on the top, which occasionally spawns a Maverick, accessible via a window cleaner lift at its western face. One of the 200 [[Flying Rats|flying rats]] can also be found there.
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* The [[wp:Condé Nast Building|Condé Nast Building]]. Its in-game rendition at [[Kunzite Street]] houses [[BAWSAQ]]'s [[Bawsaq Building|main office]] on the lowest floors in the same way the rendition houses [[wp:NASDAQ|NASDAQ]]. This tower is the third tallest building in the [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City Metropolitan Area]] being only slightly smaller than the [[Zirconium Building]]
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* [[wp:Rockefeller Center|Rockefeller Center]] [http://www.nyc-architecture.com/MID/MID055.htm]: The in-game rendition features replicas of four Rockefeller Center buildings, including [[wp:GE Building|30 Rockefeller Plaza]] (GE Building), [http://www.emporis.com/application/?nav=building&lng=3&id=internationalbuilding-newyorkcity-ny-usa 630 Fifth Avenue] (International Building), [http://www.emporis.com/application/?nav=building&lng=3&id=114542 1260 & 1270 Avenue of the Americas] ([[wp:Radio City Music Hall|Radio City Music Hall]], depicted in game as the [[Live Central Music Venue]], and the American Metal Climax (AMAX) Building/former RKO Building, respectively), and a low-rise building based on either 610 Fifth Avenue (La Maison Francaise) or 620 Fifth Avenue (British Empire Building). The building complex is centered around a sunken plaza, similar to the Rockefeller Center's grand plaza, with only a fountain and flagpoles as decors, depicted in game as the [[Columbus Center]].
* The [[wp:Condé Nast Building|Condé Nast Building]]. Its in-game rendition at [[Kunzite Street]] houses [[BAWSAQ]]'s main office on the lowest floors in the same way the rendition houses [[wp:NASDAQ|NASDAQ]]. This tower is the third tallest building in the Liberty City Metropolitan Area being only slightly smaller than the [[Zirconium Building]]
 
 
* [[wp:Rockefeller Center|Rockefeller Center]] [http://www.nyc-architecture.com/MID/MID055.htm]: The in-game rendition features replicas of four Rockefeller Center buildings, including [[wp:GE Building|30 Rockefeller Plaza]] (GE Building), [http://www.emporis.com/application/?nav=building&lng=3&id=internationalbuilding-newyorkcity-ny-usa 630 Fifth Avenue] (International Building), [http://www.emporis.com/application/?nav=building&lng=3&id=114542 1260 & 1270 Avenue of the Americas] ([[wp:Radio City Music Hall|Radio City Music Hall]], depicted in game as the [[Live Central Music Venue]], and the American Metal Climax (AMAX) Building/former RKO Building, respectively), and a low-rise building based on either 610 Fifth Avenue (La Maison Francaise) or 620 Fifth Avenue (British Empire Building). The building complex is centered around a sunken plaza, similar to the Rockefeller Center's grand plaza, with only a fountain and flagpoles as decors.
 
 
 
* [[wp:Hearst Tower (New York City)|300 West 57 Street]] (Hearst Tower)
 
* [[wp:Hearst Tower (New York City)|300 West 57 Street]] (Hearst Tower)
 
 
* [[wp:New Victory Theater|209 West 42nd Street]] (New Victory Theater), depicted in game as the [[Liberteen]].
 
* [[wp:New Victory Theater|209 West 42nd Street]] (New Victory Theater), depicted in game as the [[Liberteen]].
 
 
* [[wp:Richard Rodgers Theatre|226 West 46th Street]] (Richard Rodgers Theatre), depicted in game as the Magic Curtain. Having five arches along its facade instead of three.
 
* [[wp:Richard Rodgers Theatre|226 West 46th Street]] (Richard Rodgers Theatre), depicted in game as the Magic Curtain. Having five arches along its facade instead of three.
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[[Image:StarJunction-GTA4-NickelStreetskyline.jpg|thumb|325px|right|Skyline of Star Junction's northern fringe at [[Nickel Street]], as viewed to the southwest. [[The Emissary]] and [[Majestic Hotel|The Majestic]] are pictured.]]
[[Image:StarJunction-GTA4-NickelStreetskyline.jpg|thumb|325px|right|Skyline of Star Junction's northern fringe at Nickle Street, as viewed to the southwest. The Emissary and [[Majestic Hotel|The Majestic]] are pictured.]]
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* [[wp:AMC Theaters|AMC Empire 25]] [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AMC_Empire_25_jeh.JPG] [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AMC_Empire_25_NYC.jpg], depicted in game as the Amdram Theater. Where as AMC Empire 25 has been modernized and expanded with only the front of the AMC Empire 25's original frontal facade still stands, the Amdram Theater is depicted as an independent building.
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* [[wp:Candler Building (New York, New York)|220 42nd Street and 221 41st Street]] [http://www.emporis.com/application/?nav=building&lng=3&id=116324] (Candler Building). The in-game rendition houses a [[Wigwam Burger]] outlet at the lowest floor, mirroring the [[wp:McDonald's|McDonald's]] outlet in the same building.
* [[wp:AMC Theaters|AMC Empire 25]] [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AMC_Empire_25_jeh.JPG] [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AMC_Empire_25_NYC.jpg], depicted in game as the Amdram Theater. Whereas AMC Empire 25 has been modernized and expanded with only the front of the AMC Empire 25's original frontal facade still stands, the Amdram Theater is depicted as an independent building.
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* The [[wp:Plaza Hotel|Plaza Hotel]], depicted in game as [[The Emissary]], which rooftop sign is lined by five stars below, implying it is a five star hotel. Its size has been reduced.
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* [http://www.thecityreview.com/cps/cps50.html 50 Central Park South] (Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park/former St. Moritz Hotel) [http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/CentralPark/PhotoTourPop.htm], depicted in game as the [[Majestic Hotel]] (the structure is slightly smaller) and located at the same block as [[The Emissary]]. It also is located on the same block as a building based on [http://www.thecityreview.com/cps/cps36.html 35 Central Park South], the Helmsley Park Lane. The block is a simplification of the block all three buildings exist on.
* [[wp:Candler Building (New York, New York)|220 42nd Street and 221 41st Street]] [http://www.emporis.com/application/?nav=building&lng=3&id=116324] (Candler Building). The in-game rendition houses a [[Wigwam Burger]] outlet at the lowest floor, mirroring the McDonald's outlet in the same building.
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* The Rockefeller Center is depicted as the [[Columbus Center]] complete with a public court yard surrounded by office towers.
 
* The [[wp:Plaza Hotel|Plaza Hotel]], depicted in game as The Emissary, which rooftop sign is lined by five stars below, implying it is a five star hotel. Its size has been reduced.
 
 
* [http://www.thecityreview.com/cps/cps50.html 50 Central Park South] (Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park/former St. Moritz Hotel) [http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/CentralPark/PhotoTourPop.htm], depicted in game as the [[Majestic Hotel]] (the structure is slightly smaller) and located at the same block as The Emissary. It also is located on the same block as a building based on [http://www.thecityreview.com/cps/cps36.html 35 Central Park South], the Helmsley Park Lane. The block is a simplification of the block all three buildings exist on.
 
* The Rockefeller Center is depicted as the [[Columbus Center]] compleate with a public court yard surrounded by office towers.
 
 
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Other landmarks in the area include:
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==Businesses==
* Liberty City's comedy club, the [[Split Sides]], hosts comedy acts with [[Ricky Gervais]] and [[Katt Williams]].
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*[[24/7]]
* Restaurants and bars
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*[[Alphabetz]]
** [[Burger Shot]]
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*[[Bank of Liberty]]
** [[Cluckin' Bell]] (technically located in Triangle)
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*[[BAWSAQ]]
** [[Superstar Café]] (technically located in Triangle)
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*[[Bean Machine]]
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*[[Brawls]]
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*[[Burger Shot]]
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*[[Candy Box]]
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*[[The Celtica Hotel]]
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*[[Checkout!]]
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*[[Curbcrawler Skateboards]]
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*[[De Koch Diamonds]]
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*[[Didier Sachs]]
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*[[The Emissary (Liberty City)|The Emissary]]
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*[[The Flaming Fez]]
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*[[Fleeca|Fleeca Bank]]
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*[[Gaulle]]
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*[[Hotel ÜberBrücker]]
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*[[The Libertine Hotel]]
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*[[Liberty Cameras]]
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*[[Liberty Sports Network]]
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*[[Live Central Music Venue]]
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*The Magic Curtain
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*[[Majestic Hotel]]
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*[[Max Renda]]
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*[[MeTV]]
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*[[Ned's Drugs]]
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*O.O.T.
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*[[Pill-Pharm]]
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*[[Pizza (HD Universe)|Pizza]]
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*[[Pump Gymnasiums]]
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*[[Rimmers]]
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*[[Seagull Theater]]
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*The Spian Theaters
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*[[Split Sides]]
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*[[The Star Plaza Hotel]]
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*[[Superstar Café]]
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*[[Viendemerte]]
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*[[Wigwam Burger]]
   
 
== Transport ==
 
== Transport ==
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== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
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StarJunction-GTA4-northwards.jpg|Alternate view of Star Junction, as viewed from the northern edge of Triangle towards the north.
 
StarJunction-GTA4-northwards.jpg|Alternate view of Star Junction, as viewed from the northern edge of Triangle towards the north.
 
StarJunction-GTA4-statue.jpg|A statue at the northern end of Star Junction's junction. [[wp:Duffy Square|Father Francis D. Duffy Monument]] in Times Square.
 
StarJunction-GTA4-statue.jpg|A statue at the northern end of Star Junction's junction. [[wp:Duffy Square|Father Francis D. Duffy Monument]] in Times Square.
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RockefellerCenterreplica-GTA4-southeastwards.jpg|A spoof of the [[wp:Rockefeller Center|Rockefeller Center]] on the northeastern end of Star Junction.
 
RockefellerCenterreplica-GTA4-southeastwards.jpg|A spoof of the [[wp:Rockefeller Center|Rockefeller Center]] on the northeastern end of Star Junction.
 
LiveCentralMusicVenue-GTA4-exterior.jpg|[[Live Central Music Venue]] on the southeastern corner of the aforementioned Rockefeller Center replica.
 
LiveCentralMusicVenue-GTA4-exterior.jpg|[[Live Central Music Venue]] on the southeastern corner of the aforementioned Rockefeller Center replica.
MeTVbuilding-GTA4-base.jpg|[[MeTV]] studios.
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MeTVbuilding-GTA4-base.jpg|[[MeTV Building]].
 
Liberteen-GTA4-exterior.jpg|The [[Liberteen]].
 
Liberteen-GTA4-exterior.jpg|The [[Liberteen]].
 
BannerHotel&Spa-GTA4-exterior.jpg|[[Banner Hotel & Spa]].
 
BannerHotel&Spa-GTA4-exterior.jpg|[[Banner Hotel & Spa]].
 
800px-Star Plaza Hotel GTA IV.png|[[The Star Plaza Hotel]].
 
800px-Star Plaza Hotel GTA IV.png|[[The Star Plaza Hotel]].
 
EFLC+2011-12-29+14-32-09-45.jpg|Subway exit from Easton station on Star Junction
 
EFLC+2011-12-29+14-32-09-45.jpg|Subway exit from Easton station on Star Junction
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gta 4 star junction.jpg|Star Junction
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star-junction-in-the-rain.jpg|A pre-release Screenshot of Star Junction
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
 
*There is a mistake in the game at the south of Star Junction where the road markings say it is a two way road but the traffic ignore this and treat it as a one way system.
 
*There is a mistake in the game at the south of Star Junction where the road markings say it is a two way road but the traffic ignore this and treat it as a one way system.
*The Burger Shot located here will not show up as a marked location after entered in [[The Ballad Of Gay Tony|TBOGT]].
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*The Burger Shot located here will not show up as a marked location after entered in [[The Ballad Of Gay Tony|TBoGT]].
*In real life, Times Square is very crowded, Star Junction has about the same amount of people as a normal street. This is due to hardware limitations; rendering a large amount of people and vehicles would take a large amount of memory and would make the game run very slowly.
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*In real life, Times Square is very crowded, Star Junction has about the same amount of people as a normal street in the game. This is due to hardware limitations; rendering a large amount of people and vehicles would take a large amount of memory and would make the game run very slowly.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 17:59, September 29, 2014

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Star Junction, as viewed from the center of the district towards the south; the skyline of neighboring Triangle is seen further in the background.

"Where the bright lights of Capitalism blink 24 hours a day. A great place to go if you like advertising."
―GTA IV Manual Description

Star Junction is a district in the borough of Algonquin in Liberty City. It appears in Grand Theft Auto IV, The Lost and Damned, Ballad of Gay Tony and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. Its archetype is Times Square, New York City. Star Junction is bordered by Middle Park to the north by Nickel Street and The Triangle to the south by Jade Street. The Meat Quarter, Westminster and Purgatory are on its western borders by Frankfort Avenue, while Hatton Gardens, Lancet and Easton sit on its eastern borders by Columbus Avenue. Along with the Middle Park, and The Triangle it is one of the well known neighborhoods in Algonquin and Liberty City. It is also one of the few places where buses always spawn (they are parked).

Starjunction

Star Junction (red) in Liberty City map.

Character Edit

The entire district is designed with the commercial intersection at the center that features a diagonally placed road, Burlesque Street, that run from the northwest at Manganese Street to the southeast at Gamet Street neighboring Triangle, cutting across Denver-Exeter Avenue and Kunzite Street and making up one of Algonquin's main attractions. While seemingly depicted as one, the cityscape is in fact located in both Star Junction and neighboring Triangle, which takes up the southern end of the area.

Star Junction is intended to mimic the functions of New York City's Times Square as both a cultural and corporate center of the city. Star Junction's urban design is characterized by heavily ad-laden buildings and entertainment establishments in the center surrounded by less "decorated" apartments, hotels and officer towers to the north, east and west. Its intended function also results in the presence of "Broadway" theaters and other entertainment establishments (including the Split Sides) which show different performances. The northern edge of Star Junction that borders Middle Park is designed to mimic a more homely skyline of older hotels lined along Central Park South, implying Nickel Street is the in-game equivalent of 59th Street.

Places of InterestEdit

While most districts in Liberty City are generally not strictly adherent to the design of their counterpart, Star Junction's is more accurate in layout as Times Square, placing in-game renditions of Time Square's landmarks as accurately as possible. Landmarks based on those in the southern end of Times Square are in fact located in the neighboring Triangle.

Star Junction borrows elements from the following buildings and structures:

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Small police station in the middle of Star Junction. A police car is seen in the foreground.

  • An LCPD sub-station located right in the middle of Star Junction is similar in design to the Times Square Police Station. The building is situated in the Triangle.
  • Just north of the LCPD sub-station is an LC Services Recruiting Center, the game's equivalent of Time Square's United States armed forces recruiting station. As oppose to the rendition's association with the military (including the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines), the in-game rendition is linked to civic services (including the "LCPD", "FDLC", "DOA" and "COLP").
  • 1605 Broadway (Crowne Plaza Hotel), depicted in game as The Star Plaza Hotel.
  • 1585 Broadway (Morgan Stanley Building). The in-game rendition features a corner street level signage bearing "Cooper Jackson" naming, similar to the Morgan Stanley name, as well as the manner in which the name is rendered on the building's sign. Like its counterpart, the in-game depiction features several rolling stock tickers. The building's design and textures are partially reused for another similar building to the north.
  • 1567-1569 Broadway (W Times Square), depicted in game as The Celtica Hotel.
  • 1535 Broadway (Marriott Marquis Hotel), depicted in game as Hotel ÜberBrücker.[1]
  • 1501 Broadway (Paramount Building) [2]. The in-game rendition houses Canyon Entertainment, a Superstar Café and an unspecified Superstar venue advertising a Love Fist gig; the building also sports a functional rooftop clock. While forming part of the Star Junction skyline, the building is in fact situated in The Triangle.
  • 1568 Broadway (Doubletree Guest Suites/Embassy Suites Times Square), depicted in game as the Banner Hotel & Spa. The game's renditions appears to integrate some of the tower's feature but opts for a more simple symmetrical design. In addition, the orientation of the building relative to the streets differs to that in. The Seagull Theater is also integrated into the building, adopting more traditional street-level brick facades of the building.
  • 1540 Broadway (Bertelsmann Building). The in-game rendition houses a "The Spian Theaters", which entrance is used as a venue for Pathos.
  • 1500 Broadway (Times Square Studios) [3], prominently featuring a curvy FlyU6 LCD display, tickers, and housing a Cluckin' Bell restaurant. While forming part of the Star Junction skyline, the building is in fact situated in Triangle.
  • 1 Astor Plaza, which, is occupied by MTV Studios on the second floor. The in-game replication of the building houses a similar establishment for MeTV, a play of MTV, as well as a "MeTV Theater", and a spinning turntable prop on the side of the building. The building has a helipad on the top, which occasionally spawns a Maverick, accessible via a window cleaner lift at its western face. One of the 200 flying rats can also be found there.
  • The Condé Nast Building. Its in-game rendition at Kunzite Street houses BAWSAQ's main office on the lowest floors in the same way the rendition houses NASDAQ. This tower is the third tallest building in the Liberty City Metropolitan Area being only slightly smaller than the Zirconium Building
  • Rockefeller Center [4]: The in-game rendition features replicas of four Rockefeller Center buildings, including 30 Rockefeller Plaza (GE Building), 630 Fifth Avenue (International Building), 1260 & 1270 Avenue of the Americas (Radio City Music Hall, depicted in game as the Live Central Music Venue, and the American Metal Climax (AMAX) Building/former RKO Building, respectively), and a low-rise building based on either 610 Fifth Avenue (La Maison Francaise) or 620 Fifth Avenue (British Empire Building). The building complex is centered around a sunken plaza, similar to the Rockefeller Center's grand plaza, with only a fountain and flagpoles as decors, depicted in game as the Columbus Center.
  • 300 West 57 Street (Hearst Tower)
  • 209 West 42nd Street (New Victory Theater), depicted in game as the Liberteen.
  • 226 West 46th Street (Richard Rodgers Theatre), depicted in game as the Magic Curtain. Having five arches along its facade instead of three.
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Skyline of Star Junction's northern fringe at Nickel Street, as viewed to the southwest. The Emissary and The Majestic are pictured.

  • AMC Empire 25 [5] [6], depicted in game as the Amdram Theater. Where as AMC Empire 25 has been modernized and expanded with only the front of the AMC Empire 25's original frontal facade still stands, the Amdram Theater is depicted as an independent building.
  • 220 42nd Street and 221 41st Street [7] (Candler Building). The in-game rendition houses a Wigwam Burger outlet at the lowest floor, mirroring the McDonald's outlet in the same building.
  • The Plaza Hotel, depicted in game as The Emissary, which rooftop sign is lined by five stars below, implying it is a five star hotel. Its size has been reduced.
  • 50 Central Park South (Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park/former St. Moritz Hotel) [8], depicted in game as the Majestic Hotel (the structure is slightly smaller) and located at the same block as The Emissary. It also is located on the same block as a building based on 35 Central Park South, the Helmsley Park Lane. The block is a simplification of the block all three buildings exist on.
  • The Rockefeller Center is depicted as the Columbus Center complete with a public court yard surrounded by office towers.

BusinessesEdit

Transport Edit

The subway stations are the Frankfort and Easton stations.

Here there are many buses that are parked which would make this another possible termination point for buses but were withdrawed in the final version for unknown reasons.

Gallery Edit

TriviaEdit

  • There is a mistake in the game at the south of Star Junction where the road markings say it is a two way road but the traffic ignore this and treat it as a one way system.
  • The Burger Shot located here will not show up as a marked location after entered in TBoGT.
  • In real life, Times Square is very crowded, Star Junction has about the same amount of people as a normal street in the game. This is due to hardware limitations; rendering a large amount of people and vehicles would take a large amount of memory and would make the game run very slowly.

References Edit

  1. www.peepthatshit.com/hotels.html (In game website.)

See also Edit

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