ZPerfect-Dark-City Lucerne
Lucerne Tower
is the global headquarters for the dataDyne Corporation, and the setting for the beginning of the game. As with most buildings in Perfect Dark, it's not made clear what city it's in, however an unused string in DataDyne Central: Defection text file states Chicago. This should not be taken as canon since it does not appear in the final build of the game.

The tower is a skyscraper with 14 floors, including the roof, which has a helipad and a room containing the Internal Security Comms Hub.

On the next floor down, two elevators and Cassandra De Vries' rather spacious office are found, with a button on the desk outside controlling the lock. Moving further down, there are several rooms with tables, chairs and sofas, presumably used as lounge areas. The Executive's office terminal is also on this floor. On the next floor, there are a few offices, including one with a terminal which controls the elevators. One of the offices is used as a meeting room. There is also a small weapons storage room on this level.

It is unknown what is found on the other floors, presumably there are a lot more offices. On the bottom floor, there is a reception desk by the entrance. The security room, which contains guards and the External Comms Hub is on this level. There is also a secret room which holds the elevator to the dataDyne labs, which is only accessible by using Cassandra's necklace.

In-Game Description

Global Headquarters

In the midst of the business district, the austere skyscraper of the dataDyne Corporation stands out from its surroundings.


Lucerne Tower is the setting for four missions, DataDyne Central: Defection, DataDyne Research: Investigation, DataDyne Central: Extraction, and the bonus mission Mr. Blonde's Revenge.


Lucerne Tower, along with the labs beneath it, is destroyed following the events of Mr. Blonde's Revenge, where a powerful bomb was detonated in the elevator connecting the two.


  • A real-life counterpart of the Lucerne Tower is the Wikipedia:John Hancock Center in Chicago, Illinois. The resemblance is very close as both buildings use a distinctive X-bracing exterior.