- “Thanks for picking such a tall building. I'm really digging all these stairs.”
During the Battle of Mombasa, an angered, corrupt ex-cop, Marshall Glick, took control of the lobby with an Assault Rifle and killed several cops. He then took two people, Sadie Endesha and Mike Branley, hostage for a while before a SWAT team arrived and killed him.
Later in the battle, ODSTs Romeo and Buck made their way to the top of the building, avoiding Covenant troops on their way up. After a Pelican carrying their squad mates was shot down, they fought their way through the upper floors to another rooftop to rescue them.
The upper floors of the building were still under construction when the Covenant troops arrived, and the floors were left completely abandoned when UNSC reinforcements arrived, and the area around the NMPD Pelican crash site was used as a defensive position by the ODST's using AIE-486H Heavy Machine Gun and Rocket launchers, successfully repelling a Covenant attack on the rooftops by Loyalist Phantoms and Banshees.