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12th May '17 2:58:17 AM Aquillion
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* ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRogue'' is set in an layered WretchedHive of a city; the player has to ascend from floor to floor via elevators in order to eventually reach [[BigBad the Mayor]] at the top.
24th Apr '17 1:50:32 AM Medinoc
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* The ([[{{Dystopia}} allegedly]]) ShiningCity of ''Webcomic/LeveL''.

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* The ([[{{Dystopia}} allegedly]]) ShiningCity of ''Webcomic/LeveL''.''Webcomic/{{LeveL}}''; the highest of its nine "tiers" is built out of HardLight.
9th Apr '17 11:46:10 PM Theriocephalus
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films, Coruscant is an UpToEleven and beyond example, which makes it [[AppliedMathematics 121 or higher.]] No, really, it deserves that. The planet is covered in skyscrapers, which are also covered in skyscrapers, which are covered in more skyscrapers, which goes on for long enough that the skyscrapers dwarf the natural features of the planet. And some of the skyscrapers that were built on are actually construction droids for building more skyscrapers.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films, Coruscant is an UpToEleven and beyond example, which makes it [[AppliedMathematics 121 or higher.]] higher]]. No, really, it deserves that. The planet is covered in skyscrapers, which are also covered in skyscrapers, which are covered in more skyscrapers, which goes on for long enough that the skyscrapers dwarf the natural features of the planet. And some of the skyscrapers that were built on are actually construction droids for building more skyscrapers. The shiny tops of the skyscrapers are home to senators, rich people and the rest of the upper class. Below them there's the middle-class districts, and the progressively-darker and less-policed lower layers become more and more disreputable, unlawful and crime-infested until you reach the planet's surface, which is so polluted as to be flat-out unlivable.



* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'''s Hive Cities, which have been varyingly described as mountains hollowed out to make room for entire cities, or in cases such as TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}, overpopulated and horrifically violent kilometer-high skyscraper [[Main/{{Arcology}} arcologies]] the size of cities, or just as cities so mind-bogglingly ancient that millennia of growth and construction of new building has progressively buried the old parts of the cities under layers and layers of urban growth. The upper parts of these cities, clean and crime-free and above the smog layers, are home to the Hive Cities' ruling classes. As one goes down, the lack of light, lack of utilities and increasing amounts of sewage and refuse leaking down from above make things progressively more squalid, until one gets to the filthy, crime-ridden Underhive at the bottom of it all, full of criminals, Chaos cultists and horribly mutated people and animals.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'''s Hive Cities, which have been varyingly described as mountains hollowed out to make room for entire cities, or in cases such as TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}, overpopulated and horrifically violent kilometer-high skyscraper [[Main/{{Arcology}} arcologies]] the size of cities, or just as cities so mind-bogglingly ancient that millennia of growth and construction of new building buildings has progressively buried the old parts of the cities under layers and layers of urban growth. The upper parts of these cities, clean and crime-free and above the smog layers, are home to the Hive Cities' ruling classes. As one goes down, the lack of light, lack of utilities and increasing amounts of sewage and refuse leaking down from above make things progressively more squalid, until one gets to the filthy, crime-ridden Underhive at the bottom of it all, full of criminals, Chaos cultists and horribly mutated people and animals.
9th Apr '17 11:43:19 PM Theriocephalus
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* 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 mountains hollowed out to make room for entire cities, or in the case of cases such as TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}, overpopulated and horrifically violent kilometer-high skyscraper [[Main/{{Arcology}} arcologies]] the size of cities.cities, or just as cities so mind-bogglingly ancient that millennia of growth and construction of new building has progressively buried the old parts of the cities under layers and layers of urban growth. The upper parts of these cities, clean and crime-free and above the smog layers, are home to the Hive Cities' ruling classes. As one goes down, the lack of light, lack of utilities and increasing amounts of sewage and refuse leaking down from above make things progressively more squalid, until one gets to the filthy, crime-ridden Underhive at the bottom of it all, full of criminals, Chaos cultists and horribly mutated people and animals.
16th Feb '17 10:10:17 PM JackTheHammer
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'' has a downplayed version of the trope with Roer Industrial City, which is a two-story city, but they're separated only by a short escalator ride. An NPC notes that layering the city allowed for twice as many buildings to be built in the same area of land.
27th Jan '17 7:23:59 AM MarqFJA
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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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* ''Fanfic/SunshineAndFire'': Trottingham in Sunshine!Equstria.Sunshine!Equestria. 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.
27th Jan '17 7:23:12 AM MarqFJA
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Predictably, there will be UrbanSegregation where the rich will always be a majority on the top, and the lower classes will have the bottom. Which presents an intriguing dichotomy as one neighbourhood becomes slowly and literally overshadowed by another level, and thus more unfashionable. Similarly to the Skyscraper City, If the issue of population is brought up, it will usually be in a dystopian setting where overpopulation plagues the planet or at least big cities.

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Predictably, there will be UrbanSegregation where the rich will always be a majority on the top, and the lower classes will have the bottom. Which presents an intriguing dichotomy as one neighbourhood becomes slowly and literally overshadowed by another level, and thus more unfashionable. Similarly to the Skyscraper City, If if the issue of population is brought up, it will usually be in a dystopian setting where overpopulation plagues the planet or at least big cities.
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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* 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.
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