For my book, I need a simple, basic layout to work with for a space station. I am using a typical spinning cylindrical design, a core in the center, a number of levels surrounding the core (in my case 5), with a dock on either end. I have loosely based this on a sketch from C.J. Cherryh (below).
EDIT: How are the levels organized in relation to the core? I get the whole thing is spinning. I'm unclear on how the levels are oriented per the drawing.
They look vertical to the core, but that doesn't make sense to me. It would seem that from the top of the core, the levels would be stacked horizontally in the drawing.
If I am thinking of the core as a stairway that goes up/down, it looks like the levels are like a vertical shaft - like I'd be walking up the "wall" of the core. This is just a cross-section of course, and that level circles the core. So if you were thinking of like a house level diagram, would that be "flat against" the side of the core, circling it?