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The Historic District is the third island that makes up Empire City and is the final part the City that Cole gains access to, though it is the area Cole first wakes up in after The Blast. This district is the site of a crater from the six-block detonation of the Ray Sphere that unlocked Cole's powers, but also set in motion the events that shaped Empire City into the hellhole seen by Cole now, two weeks after the explosion. Fremont Bridge, the drawbridge that once connected the Historic District with the Neon had only received minor structural damage from the blast, but as Cole approached the bridge, another surge of electricity ran through him, making him lose what little control of his power he had to begin with.When powerful bolts of lightning manifested themselves around Cole, Zeke screamed that the terrorists were attacking again and calls for Cole to cross the bridge into the Neon, but the bolts of lightning followed Cole, obliterating the rest of it, turning the bridge into just a gap of scrap laced water between the two districts. The shady organization known as the First Sons, who were already operating out of Empire City, quickly seized control of the Historic District, due to a lack of any sort of law enforcement.
The group in control of this district are the First Sons. They wear dark trench coats and gasmasks, and their leader is Kessler. Because of the First Sons' involvement, the Historic District is the most dangerous of the three districts. Due to their more professional attitude they have left many traps for Cole to stumble upon within the district including ground based mines on most of the roof tops and large proximity bombs hooked to TVs found in random places in the city streets.
The Historic District is home to the Art-Deco style Staton Building, the tallest structure in the city even after the blast left it leaning at an angle. Although it's quite likely that Alden's Tower is actually taller overall, the Staton Building is the tallest pre-blast structure with the Eagle Point Penitentiary coming in second. The area appears to be based off Brooklyn and Queens.
- It is interesting to note that on the bridge Cole crosses (when pursuing Alden), there appears to be detachable poles much like the ones found under the Stampton Bridge. However, the gap in the bridge is too far for Cole to cross even with Static Thrusters, and the other end that Cole used to enter before it is blocked off just as it was before the mission Alden's Rampage. Whether this meant the crossing the bridge played out differently, or would have been another route back to the Warren for Cole, is unknown.
- During the brief moments in the very beginning of the game just after the Blast, if you observe the cityscape just before you cross the bridge into the adjacent district, you can view Alden's junk tower in the Warren District - something that (according to Moya during The Arrest) was built in the subsequent weeks after the blast.