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24th Oct '16 12:40:38 AM Theriocephalus
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* Nuevea York in ''Comicbook/{{Marvel 2099}}''. Street level is a WretchedHive known as Downtown.

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* Nuevea York in ''Comicbook/{{Marvel 2099}}''.''Comicbook/Marvel2099''. Street level is a WretchedHive known as Downtown.




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* ''Fanfic/SunshineAndFire'': Trottingham in Sunshine!Equstria. The top layer, built on the limestone pillars holding up the city’s [[DomedHometown dome]], is home to the unicorns and pegasi. On the ground below there is the crowded, dirty shantytown where the earth ponies live. Below that, unknown to the upper crust, there is a network of tunnels and abandoned mines where LaResistance hides out.
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* [[MagicTheGathering Ravnica.]] The entire plane is a metropolis, built up over thousands of years. As older buildings collapsed, newer ones were built on top of them. The lower levels became the "Undercity," an area of ill repute. Still, the city grows and expands. There aren't even proper natural features any more, the lands typical to Magic are only there in spirit, each represented by different architectural features.

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* [[MagicTheGathering Ravnica.]] ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': Ravnica. The entire plane is a metropolis, built up over thousands of years. As older buildings collapsed, newer ones were built on top of them. The lower levels became the "Undercity," an area of ill repute.repute that now mostly serves as the upper city's sewers where it isn't overgrown ruins. Still, the city grows and expands. There aren't even proper natural features any more, the lands typical to Magic are only there in spirit, each represented by different architectural features.




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* The titular ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'' is the grimy and gritty remains of old Detroit, with shiny and futuristic Detroit Deluxe constructed directly on top of it. As in, Detroit Deluxe is built on top of a gigantic metal shell that completely covers old Detroit.

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* The titular ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}'' is the grimy and gritty remains of old Detroit, with shiny and futuristic Detroit Deluxe constructed directly on top of it. As in, Detroit Deluxe is built on top of a gigantic metal shell that completely covers old Detroit.

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* Capital of Estonia, Tallinn. The ''Vanalinn'' (Old Town) consists of three tiers; the historically bourgeoisie inhabitated Lower Town, the noblemens' Upper Town and the military and administration center, Toompea Castle on the upmost tier. The city wall separates not only the whole Old Town from newer townships, but also the Lower Town from the Upper Town, while Toompea Castle is the citadel on its own. If we take into account the newer townships, that would make altogether ''four'' tiers.

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* Capital The capital of Estonia, Tallinn. The ''Vanalinn'' (Old Town) consists of three tiers; the historically bourgeoisie inhabitated inhabited Lower Town, the noblemens' noblemen's Upper Town and the military and administration center, Toompea Castle Castle, on the upmost tier. The city wall separates not only the whole Old Town from newer townships, but also the Lower Town from the Upper Town, while Toompea Castle is the citadel on its own. If we take into account the newer townships, that would make altogether ''four'' tiers.tiers.
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8th Sep '16 8:30:47 AM Veanne
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* Since land is scarce in ''Literature/SkiesUnbroken'', at least some cities, like Gloria, are built that way, with docks and TheCityNarrows on lower levels and nice stuff upstairs, while the land around the city gets used for intensive farming.
14th Aug '16 11:13:37 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_y3cbIV-Xg E3 presentation]] of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' New Mombasa was an enormous structure shaped like a baobab tree stretching up into the clouds. Extruding from it were arms large enough and strong enough to hold several skyscrapers, streets, and even freeways on it, meant to so just how over populated Earth had become. In the end, Bungie went for a more realistic angle with the space elevator.

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* In the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_y3cbIV-Xg E3 presentation]] of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' 2}}'', New Mombasa was an enormous structure shaped like a baobab tree stretching up into the clouds. Extruding from it were arms large enough and strong enough to hold several skyscrapers, streets, and even freeways on it, meant to so show just how over populated over-populated Earth had become. In the end, Bungie Creator/{{Bungie}} went for a more realistic angle with the space elevator.
7th Jul '16 8:38:41 PM DenisK21
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*** We see where the imperials got the idea when we visit Archades. The city overlooks the junk-heap of a slum called "Old Archades", and the city proper is divided into ascending layers. The higher your home is, the more of a hotshot you are.
23rd May '16 4:10:32 PM Allronix
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** The StarWarsExpandedUniverse had this as a common structure for many city-planets. Another good example was [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Taris]], with nobility and upper class on the top levels, the middle class at the mid-level, the Lower City run by rival criminal gangs, and the Undercity...[[ZombieApocalypse rakghouls everywhere]] with a few straggling survivors of exiled residents and their descendants.
8th May '16 10:59:58 PM Theriocephalus
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* Film/{{Metropolis}} itself -- no, not [[Franchise/{{Superman}} that one]]; the eponymous city from the 1927 Fritz Lang film -- arguably counted; the "workers' city" may have been at what was once ground level or literally dug underground, but either way it was completely covered by the "surface" of the city above, accessible only by elevator. As with SkyscraperCity, this would make it the TropeMaker.

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* Film/{{Metropolis}} ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' itself -- no, not [[Franchise/{{Superman}} that one]]; the eponymous city from the 1927 Fritz Lang film -- arguably counted; the "workers' city" may have been at what was once ground level or literally dug underground, but either way it was completely covered by the "surface" of the city above, accessible only by elevator. As with SkyscraperCity, this would make it the TropeMaker.



* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'s Hive Cities, which have been varyingly described as planets hollowed out to make room for entire cities, or in the case of TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}, overpopulated and horrifically violent kilometer-high skyscraper [[Main/{{Arcology}} arcologies]] the size of cities.

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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'s TabletopGame/Warhammer40000's Hive Cities, which have been varyingly described as planets hollowed out to make room for entire cities, or in the case of TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}, overpopulated and horrifically violent kilometer-high skyscraper [[Main/{{Arcology}} arcologies]] the size of cities.



* The game ''[[VideoGame/EightyDays 80 Days]]'' has the city of Agra be an example of this. It's also a [[BaseOnWheels walking city]] that prowls the Indian subcontinent. On top, it looks like what the RealLife Agra must have looked like in the 19th century. You may end up seeing the other layers which are full of SteamPunk machinery that keeps the city running and thousands of workers maintaining it.

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* The game ''[[VideoGame/EightyDays 80 Days]]'' ''VideoGame/EightyDays'' has the city of Agra be an example of this. It's also a [[BaseOnWheels walking city]] that prowls the Indian subcontinent. On top, it looks like what the RealLife Agra must have looked like in the 19th century. You may end up seeing the other layers which are full of SteamPunk machinery that keeps the city running and thousands of workers maintaining it.



21st Dec '15 6:51:57 AM morane
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* It was proposed that much of the City of London should be rebuilt like this after the bomb damage of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, with cars and service entrances at ground level and pedestrians getting around on elevated walkways. The Barbican area roughly bounded by Aldersgate Street, London Wall, Finsbury Pavement, Chiswell Street, and Beech Street was significantly reconstructed like this, and the notoriously labyrinthine nature of the network of walkways, bridges, and high-level entrances to buildings helps to explain why it didn't spread wider.

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* It was proposed that much of the City of London should be rebuilt like this after the bomb damage of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, with cars and service entrances at ground level and pedestrians getting around on elevated walkways. The Barbican area roughly bounded by Aldersgate Street, London Wall, Finsbury Pavement, Chiswell Street, and Beech Street was significantly reconstructed like this, and the notoriously labyrinthine nature of the network of walkways, bridges, and high-level entrances to buildings helps to explain why it didn't spread wider.wider.
* Township of East Pasila, Helsinki, Finland, has been designed this on mind. The cars run on ground level, while the pedestrian and bicycle passageways are on the upper levels.
* Capital of Estonia, Tallinn. The ''Vanalinn'' (Old Town) consists of three tiers; the historically bourgeoisie inhabitated Lower Town, the noblemens' Upper Town and the military and administration center, Toompea Castle on the upmost tier. The city wall separates not only the whole Old Town from newer townships, but also the Lower Town from the Upper Town, while Toompea Castle is the citadel on its own. If we take into account the newer townships, that would make altogether ''four'' tiers.
14th Nov '15 5:23:06 PM eroock
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14th Nov '15 5:20:38 PM eroock
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->''There ain't a [[WrongSideOfTheTracks side of the tracks more wrong]] than 'under' 'em."''

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14th Nov '15 5:20:12 PM eroock
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-->''There ain't a [[WrongSideOfTheTracks side of the tracks more wrong]] than ''under'' 'em.''

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