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List of areas, landmarks, institutions and businesses of Metropolis (comics)

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Note that the numbering goes from northwest to southeast:
  1. Centennial Hotel - Offers world-class cuisine and an observation deck with views across Centennial Park.
  2. Centennial Park[1] - Activities in the wooded acres include horseback riding, boating, and golfing.
  3. 1938 Sullivan - Owned by Wayne Enterprises, Lois Lane[2] and Clark Kent's apartment building is one of the city's oldest buildings.
  4. University of Metropolis[3][4] - Clark Kent's alma mater, this Ivy League institution boasts well-respected schools of journalism, law, and business.
  5. S.T.A.R. Labs[5][6] - The Metropolis arm of the privately owned scientific think-tank founded by Dr. Garrison Slate.
  6. Steelworks[7][8] - John Henry Irons' foundry in the Old Hook Basin district of Suicide Slum includes a variety of advanced technology to aid Superman.
  7. Suicide Slum - Despite being razed and renovated by Brainiac 13,[9] Suicide Slum, where Bibbo has his Ace O' Clubs bar, is still a sink of crime and poverty.
  8. Special Crimes Unit Precinct[10] - Metropolis' S.C.U's upgraded headquarters houses offices, armories, and holding cells.
  9. Stryker's Island Penitentiary[11][12] - The ultimate maximum security prison possesses high-tech detention facilities designed to accommodate the most powerful metahuman villains.
  10. Union Station - Location in the heart of the city, Union Station links the national railroad network to Metropolis' unique "Rail Whale" commuter grid.
  11. Metropolis City Hospital - The state-of-the-art medical center maintains a privileges-sharing program with S.T.A.R. Labs.
  12. Jules Verne Extra-Terrestrial Museum[13] - The museum exhibits artifacts from alien worlds and presents guest lectures by interplanetary heroes.
  13. Lena Luthor Science Explorarium - Technological advances abound this interactive museum.
  14. City Hall - The administrative center of Metropolis has mayoral, governmental, and emergency services offices.
  15. S.A.I. Dam - Hydroelectric waterworks control the flow of the twin rivers and the recycling of the city reservoir.
  16. Hypersector - The business and financial center of Metropolis.
  17. Hotel Metropolis - Five-star luxury accommodation located amid the heart of Downtown.
  18. Shuster Hall - Metropolis' premier theater has been in service since 1938.
  19. GBS Building - The corporate hub of Galaxy Communications'[14] media conglomerate.
  20. Daily Planet Building - The home of the respected, globally circulated newspaper.[15] The Daily Planet Building, with its distinctive hologram globe, is one of the city's most important landmarks.
  21. Metropolis Museum of Art - Galleries include important historical and contemporary artistic works.
  22. LexCorp Towers[16][17] - Designed to form a double L, Lex Luthor's 307-story citadels (with robot sentries and mutable glass windows) are Metropolis tallest skyscraper.

Boroughs of Metropolis

  • New Troy[18] - Encompasses the urban boroughs of the island itself.
  • Park Ridge (and its subdivisions) - Metropolis' oldest suburbs.
  • Bakerline - Home to the city's middle class.
  • St. Martin's Island[19] and Hell's Gate - Only the wealthiest can afford the oceanfront real estate of St. Martin's Island and Hell's Gate.
  • Queensland Park[20] - Home to the city's growing immigrant populace.

See also

References

  1. ^ Centennial Park is a public recreation area located in midtown, Metropolis. The Superman memorial statue (and his former tomb) are located in the center of Centennial Park. A second statue has been added honoring the memory of Superboy (Kon-El). Archived 2007-11-06 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Lois Lane's apartment was located in Midtown Metropolis prior to her marriage to Clark Kent. Archived 2007-12-03 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Metropolis University - DC Database
  4. ^ Also known as Metropolis University or Met-U, this prestigious college is located in the Mount Royal neighborhood of Queensland Park. Both Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen graduated from the University of Metropolis. Archived 2007-12-03 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ S.T.A.R. Labs - DC Database
  6. ^ STAR Labs - Superman Homepage
  7. ^ Steelworks - DC Database
  8. ^ Steelworks - Superman Homepage
  9. ^ Purged of the Brainiac 13 technology, the Big Apricot now resembles a pseudo art deco-style mega center. Gone are the cybernetic skyscrapers, the hovering cars, and hard matter light windows and displays. Now, 21st Century state-of-the-art materials make up the composition of the city's structures; as it should be. Even the holographic globe atop The Daily Planet Building is gone; replaced by the classic, solid matter dome which stood as a symbol for the media enterprise for so long.
  10. ^ Metropolis Special Crimes Unit - DC Database
  11. ^ Stryker's Island Penitentiary - DC Database
  12. ^ Stryker's Island - Superman Homepage
  13. ^ This was a museum dedicated to the fields of science and science fiction located on New Troy Island in Metropolis. Lex Luthor destroyed the museum (as well as many other cultural centers) while piloting a Kryptonian warship constructed of Sunstone. Archived 2007-10-15 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Galaxy Communications
  15. ^ Daily Planet - Superman Homepage
  16. ^ Nestled in the heart of New Troy, the Lexcorp Tower was the single tallest building in Metropolis, and was the parent office of the Lexcorp corporation. The interior of the tower was completely lined with lead so as to prevent Superman from monitoring Luthor's actions with his X-ray vision. Later, a second tower was constructed, but both were destroyed during the Our Worlds at War event. A third Lexcorp tower has since been erected. During Luthor's tenure as President of the United States, the tower was controlled by his newly appointed CEO, Talia Head. When Luthor returned to Lexcorp, it was the foundation for his ambitious Everyman Project. The tower is run by Lexcorp's CEO, Lana Lang. Archived 2007-12-03 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ LexCorp Towers - Superman Homepage
  18. ^ New Troy, on the center island, is a center of business, like New York's Manhattan. It is home to the University of Metropolis and Centennial Park on the west side; and the Daily Planet, the LexCorp Tower, the Newstime building, and Galaxy Communications in the eastern business district. New Troy also has a less prosperous neighborhood called Hob's Bay, commonly known as Suicide Slum.
  19. ^ St. Martin's Island - DC Database
  20. ^ Queensland Park - DC Database

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