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22nd Apr '16 7:44:29 AM Anddrix
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* Ourus from ''Film/JupiterAscending'' has buildings which extend into space.
5th Mar '16 10:13:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* Hive Cities in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', most notably Hive Primus from ''{{Necromunda}}''. In most cases, it's a necessity: the lower atmosphere is so polluted by millenia of reckless industrial production that only fresh air pumped in from the top of the hive allows them to survive.

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* Hive Cities in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', most notably Hive Primus from ''{{Necromunda}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}''. In most cases, it's a necessity: the lower atmosphere is so polluted by millenia of reckless industrial production that only fresh air pumped in from the top of the hive allows them to survive.



* Sharn, the City of Towers in ''{{Eberron}}''. It's towers average at around 2km tall with some of the tallests having half to a full a kilometre more. Above them is a flying district of rich people called the Skyway. The city's three dimensional nature means most of the transit takes place with flying vehicules such as Soarsleds and Skybarges.

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* Sharn, the City of Towers in ''{{Eberron}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}''. It's towers average at around 2km tall with some of the tallests having half to a full a kilometre more. Above them is a flying district of rich people called the Skyway. The city's three dimensional nature means most of the transit takes place with flying vehicules such as Soarsleds and Skybarges.



* The Cardinal's tower in MutantChronicles is so high that on the top floor, gravity is negligible.

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* The Cardinal's tower in MutantChronicles TabletopGame/MutantChronicles is so high that on the top floor, gravity is negligible.
19th Jan '16 3:07:42 PM Vios
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* In ''Literature/{{Updraft}}'', the bone towers which [[SkyscraperCity constitute the city]] all reach well above the clouds, and their lower levels are essentially abandoned; as far as their inhabitants are concerned, the above-cloud portions of the towers are the whole world.
30th Dec '15 2:49:11 PM margdean56
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* Arthur C. Clarke's ''3001'' contains four towers that reach from the earth to geostationary orbit. Which means they're about ''36 thousand kilometers'' tall--nearly three times the diameter of the planet itself--and several kilometers in diameter. "Seriously tall" doesn't begin to describe it. The engineering problem of actually making something that big and not collapsing under therr own weight was solved by constructing them largely from diamond, which was harvested from space (huge amounts of it was ejected from Jupiter in ''2010'').

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* Arthur C. Clarke's ''3001'' contains four towers that reach from the earth to geostationary orbit. Which means they're about ''36 thousand kilometers'' tall--nearly three times the diameter of the planet itself--and several kilometers in diameter. "Seriously tall" doesn't begin to describe it. The engineering problem of actually making something that big and not collapsing under therr their own weight was solved by constructing them largely from diamond, which was harvested from space (huge amounts of it was ejected from Jupiter in ''2010'').
25th Nov '15 10:42:57 PM tropeminer
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* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' has Castle Aincrad. So big, it's essentially a world within a world (though it's actually the entire ''playable'' world of the fictional SAO game). The largest floor is 10 kilometers in diameter, and each one is 100 meters high. Given that there are 100 floors, that makes it 10 kilometers high. But then, that's not counting the fact that it all ''floats in the sky''. The anime also depicts a massive structure extending almost as far ''down'', below the first floor.
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* Parodied in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' with the Toon Hotel in Toontown which according to the lobby elevator is "450 floors" even though it still looks like it exceeds that.


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* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' has Castle Aincrad. So big, it's essentially a world within a world (though it's actually the entire ''playable'' world of the fictional SAO game). The largest floor is 10 kilometers in diameter, and each one is 100 meters high. Given that there are 100 floors, that makes it 10 kilometers high. But then, that's not counting the fact that it all ''floats in the sky''. The anime also depicts a massive structure extending almost as far ''down'', below the first floor.
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15th Nov '15 12:24:30 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler:'' [=ZigZag=], the EvilChancellor, has a tower that is ridiculously tall. The minaret with the three golden balls is supposed to be the tallest in the city, but seems fairly normal in comparison.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler:'' [=ZigZag=], the EvilChancellor, has a tower that is ridiculously tall. The minaret with the three golden balls is supposed to be the tallest in the city, but seems fairly normal in comparison.[[note]][[LoopholeAbuse Technically speaking]], Zigzag's tower is ''outside'' of the city.[[/note]]
7th Nov '15 3:56:50 PM Dravencour
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* Sengoku and company must deal with a hostage situation in one of these in the first episode of ''Anime/CyberCityOedo808''. The building itself is tall enough to reach into low earth orbit.
5th Nov '15 2:11:56 AM hoodie
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* The Tower of Akenash in ''VideoGame/StyxMasterOfShadows'' looks to be about the same height as today's tallest buildings, but it is significantly wider: the interior vertically houses an entire medieval city, and the horizontal distances are closer to that of a town than a building. Furthermore, the Tower still extends some distance underground.
3rd Nov '15 8:53:45 AM REV6Pilot
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* The Sunspire in ''VideoGame/{{Unreal|I}}'', which shows up in the skyboxes of several maps before you actually reach it.

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* The Sunspire in ''VideoGame/{{Unreal|I}}'', which shows up in the skyboxes of several maps before you actually reach it. There are seven or eight regularly spaced levels near the entrance, another two near the top, and even then there is a lift that rides at such high speeds the Doppler effect comes into play, which you spend ''ten solid seconds'' on before you reach the other end. And ''that'' is because it's only the top half of the spire that's built into.
7th Sep '15 12:54:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheFifthElement''. Made startlingly clear when Leeloo escapes from the medical facility, goes outside, and looks down, ''down''. Earth is starting to resemble Coruscant complete with oceans being drained. See how NewYorkCity looks when the starliner is leaving.

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* ''Film/TheFifthElement''. Made startlingly clear when Leeloo escapes from the medical facility, goes outside, and looks down, ''down''. Earth is starting to resemble Coruscant complete with oceans being drained. See how NewYorkCity UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity looks when the starliner is leaving.
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