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Stark Tower

Stark Tower from New Avengers Vol 3 8 001
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History

Located in 58th and Broadway, near the Columbus Circle,[1] the Stark Tower finally opened to the public after four years in construction. Despite Stark's vision of the pinnacle of modern architecture no potential tenant wanted to hire office space within the gleaming edifice due to Stark's tenure as Iron Man and his association with the Avengers. People feared that the building would be destroyed by an alien attack; as evidenced by the many times that the Fantastic Four's headquarters was destroyed. So deciding that it be used for something he donated the top three floors to the new Avengers team.

Avengers Tower 001

Original design

The Tower is comprised of some of the most advanced technology in the world and is built with the nigh indestructible materials. Every wall both interior and exterior is made of Vibranium reinforced concrete, the windows too are virtually indestructible though Spider-Man did throw Wolverine through one due to Logan teasing Peter about Mary Jane having an affair with Tony Stark. It is believed that Stark has gotten his money back from the company that made the glass.

Aside from lavish living quarters the Tower has technical labs, medical labs, an armory, state-of-the-art gym, Iron Man's 'Hall of Armor', and a Hanger bay which houses two of the latest Quinjets (the third was destroyed in the Savage Land).

The top three floors were originally designed as Stark's home, however, they were later turned into a headquarters and home equipped with state of the art high technology for all of their day to day activities. Recently, the Sentry's Watchtower has installed itself atop the tower becoming a striking landmark for all to see.

Stark Tower from Avengers vs. X-Men Vol 1 1

In the wake of the passing of the Superhuman Registration Act, Stark Tower acted as the main base of operations for the government task force led by Iron Man and charged with enforcing the Act. At this time, the Avengers broke apart leaving Tony Stark to for the Mighty Avengers who continued to occupy the Main Tower's higher levels. The building also had a squad of Cape-Killers stationed as guards, their call sign was Force Unit 9. During the events of World War Hulk, a violent battle between The Hulk and Iron Man caused the destruction and collapse of Stark Tower.

The tower was later rebuilt by Stark under his S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, making it S.H.I.E.L.D. property. After Norman Osborn took over S.H.I.E.L.D. and renamed it H.A.M.M.E.R. he took ownership of the Tower. The tower was recently returned to Tony Stark by Steve Rogers who has replaced Osborn as the world's "top cop".

During the attack of the Serpent, Red Hulk battled one of Serpent's Worthy, Angrir, during the fight, Angrir destroys the Stark Tower. In the aftermath of the later battle against the Serpent, Stark proposed himself to rebuild the Tower.

Time later, the Tower was rebuilt with a new design and opened to be once more Avengers's headquarters, as well as to house part of Resilient's laboratories and facilities.

Alternate Realities

Ultimate Universe (Earth-1610)

Stark Tower (Earth-1610)

Stark Tower in the Ultimate Universe

In the Ultimate Universe, the Stark Tower is the residency of Tony Stark, and Thor and Jane Foster.

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The Stark Tower was put down by the invading sentinels from the Ghost boxes or by the confused nuclear exchange between the north countries during the first steps of the invasion.[2]

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Earth-8096)

Stark Tower (Earth-8096)

Stark Tower in Earth-8096

In this universe, the tower is where the main HQ of Stark Industries are located. Inside it, lies an enormous Arc Reactor which powers the whole building.

Iron Man: Armored Adventures (Earth-904913)

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Stark Tower in Earth-904913

In Iron Man: Armored Adventures, the tower was very hi-Tech and included a security room, a power generator room, and many security robots. It was also equipped with lots of offices.

Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth-199999)

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Stark Tower in Earth-199999

In this reality, Stark Tower is a high rise building towering over Manhattan located in 200 Park Avenue. Tony Stark maintains a New York residence there with Pepper Potts, and the top ten floors are reportedly taken up with many technological research and development. The entire building is powered by an arc reactor and its electronic systems are maintained by J.A.R.V.I.S..

The tower became the focal point of a battle when Loki and Erik Selvig set up a portal generator on the roof and opened a dimensional rift to an army of Chitauri warriors waiting on the other side. Heavy fighting caused extensive damage to the upper floors during the attack leaving the only letter to remain from the Stark logo being the "A", as a deliberate nod to the signature "A" from the Avengers title.



Residents

Tony Stark

Doreen (Earth-616)

Doreen (Earth-616)

Doreen

Doreen was a technician who flirted with Happy Hogan to acquire Stark Solutions' secrets.[3]
After a while, Doreen place a wiretap under Pepper Potts' desk.[4]

Kendricks (Earth-616)

Kendricks (Earth-616)

Kendricks

Kendricks was one of the Stark Tower doormen.[5]


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Trivia

In some comic issues which take place in Earth-616, such as A + X #2 and Punisher: War Zone #4, the Stark Tower is mistakenly drawn as its Earth-199999 version.


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