Dragon Heart Plaza

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The Dragon Heart Plaza in GTA IV, as viewed to the southwest.

The Dragon Heart Plaza (龍心廣場) is a commercial building featured in the Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars renditions of Liberty City.

Description

Located in Chinatown, Algonquin and bordered by Diamond St, Albany Ave and Bismarck Ave, the Dragon Heart Plaza is a massive multistorey building with an evidently Oriental architectural design, being based on 241 Canal Street (former Golden Pacific National Bank) in New York City's Chinatown. Being situated within Triad territory, the building is also owned by the Triads, and was intended to be used to house a Triad club, which had only begun to be set up in 2008.

The building is originally devoid of any interiors in GTA IV, but was modified as new episodic titles for GTA IV were released. In The Lost and Damned, one interior possibly illustrating the Triad's unfinished club area was added for use in a cinematic sequence of "This Shit's Cursed", but is not accessible in gameplay. In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the extent of the building's interior is drastically expanded, encompassing four floors (the first floor is a cramped mall occupied by shops and vending machines; the second floor is occupied by an office; the third and fourth floors are being renovated, with the unfinished Triad club on the fourth floor); the player can access the building's interior at any time of the game from the Albany Avenue side.

Prominent appearances in missions

In The Lost and Damned, the unfinished club area is used as a venue during "This Shit's Cursed" for Johnny Klebitz and Jim Fitzgerald to return a shipment of heroin to the Triad Boss in exchange for a sum of money, which quickly turned sour; the duo is forced to flee outside along the upper regions of the building before escaping onto an adjoining construction site.

In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the Triad Boss is revealed during "Chinese Takeout" to have difficulty acquiring a liquor license for the club. Rocco Pelosi insists that Gay Tony and Luis Lopez can grant him this; although when it turns out Gay Tony and Luis don't have the power or connections to do so, the Triads attack, the two shoot their way out down the building's interior and escape.

Trivia

  • The Dragon Heart Plaza is one of the places that Brucie Kibbutz will ask Niko Bellic to fly to during a Helicopter Friend Activity.
  • A Faggio wanted by Stevie in GTA IV can be found opposite the plaza. It's unique because of its green and black color scheme.