How can I see my avatar when at Colony City?

Use the Third Person Viewing Mode!

In the third person viewing mode the users Avatar is displayed at the viewing position. The "rendering camera" displays an image from a new viewing position behind the avatar. Click on the 3D scene, then hit the 'a' key, or use the Mouse Button 2 pop-up menu entry "View my Avatar" to toggle to third person mode.

The following keys control the avatar viewing distance and angle:

9-0 : rotate around avatar

1-2 : change distance

3-4 : change vertical offset

5-6 : change look up/down

7-8 : change look left/right