The construction of Rapture is officially underway
Fontaine begins to bring contraband into Rapture. After seeing the possibilities of ADAM, Fontaine Futuristics is founded. He, Tenenbaum, and Suchong set up The Little Sister's Orphanage to find girls who could be turned into ADAM factories. Fontaine's Home for the poor is also created, in hope it would boost Fontaine's image.
Ryan cuts off all communication from the surface, meaning Lutwidge would no longer be in contact with Ryan and his city. He was not invited to Rapture, nor is he taken in part of "The Vanishing".