Spokes are the great central avenues that emanate from the base of the Terran Techspire, travel through the Rise, and radiate out into The term "Tangle" refers specifically to the mass of humanity on Terra that resides between the three mile tal... More stopping short of The Barrier is the outer most wall surrounding the Tangle. It separates the Tangle and Techspire on Terra from... More. There are eight Spokes in all that are intersected by the Circles and tram systems.
As a Spoke approaches the Techspire is gently slopes up to enter enormous tunnels that travel through the structures and cubes that comprise the Rise, which cluster about and splash up against the base of the Techspire. Eventually the Spokes terminate at high security gates that allow ground access and egress of the Techspire … but these massive gates have not been opened in over 100 years. Because of the vertical curvature of the Spokes a Citizen standing at any point on the perfectly straight avenues can see along their entire four mile length, from The Barrier is the outer most wall surrounding the Tangle. It separates the Tangle and Techspire on Terra from... More wall all the way to the Techspire base and even up to the three mile high The great city on top of Techspire 1 is known as Pinnacle City. At its peak it is three miles above the Zone .... More at its top … assuming weather and atmospheric conditions allow it.
As a Spoke extends away from the Spire it also intersects various Tangle structures, including the First Wall, Second Wall (through titanic sized arches, which at one time were gates), and many tram and funicular systems.
World Gate by Klaus Wittmann
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