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Defenders Tower by robertllynch Defenders Tower by robertllynch
More concept art for Blue Eagle, the comic I'm working on. It's set in a world basically like our own, but with superheroes. Since it's something of a lampoon of classic superhero tropes, it will feature parodies of/parallels to other comics. I figure the in a world more like our own, the JLA might be a bit more corporate.


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Located in Midtown East Manhattan, Defenders Tower is a 648’, 52-story glass and steel skyscraper that serves as the headquarters for Defenders Guild International and its subsidiary organizations. Developed as a replacement for the aging Defenders Guild Hall in Hoboken, planning for the site began in 1985, and construction broke ground in 1987. The building was completed in 1991, with the Defenders Guild officially relocating the same year.

In front of the building, straddling a reflecting pool stands the 100-foot tall bronze statue, “Unity”. The statue, created by renowned sculptor Robert Graham, depicts four faceless figures holding up a globe. The statue bears on its dedication plaque the Friedrich Schiller quote, “Even the weak become strong when they are united.” The statue serves as a frequent backdrop for DGI press conferences and occasional backdrop for battles with super villains.

The front entryway to Defenders Tower features a bold minimalist design, with an overhang that mirrors the shape of the shield at the top of the building. The tower is open to the public, with restaurants and shops on the ground floor, including an official DGI gift shop that sells merchandise and media based on guild members. The lower levels of the building are mixed-use office and residential; several guild members are known to keep a residence on the penthouse floors. Floors above 30 are reserved exclusively for the Defenders Guild and its subsidiary organizations.

Accessible from the 38th floor is a small rooftop garden for use by Guild employees. It’s a popular spot for lunch breaks and office parties, and is often used as a primary entrance for Guild members with flying abilities.

The top eight floors (44-52, located within the shield) make up a specialized hardened command center designed to accommodate coordination of Guild activities. This section is protected against all forms of attack, including physical/ballistic, radiation, biological, psychic/telepathic, and magical attacks. The rooftop features a helipad with retractable doors for easy accessibility and storage of Guild air assets. Housed within the command center are some of the most technologically advanced resources available, including a massive network of threat monitoring/communications equipment, a world-class scientific research facility and the most powerful supercomputer on the eastern seaboard. Due to the significant power needs of the Guild headquarters, Defenders Tower is isolated from the city grid, and is instead powered by its own fusion reactor, located deep within the tower’s similarly armored subbasement floors.

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January 26
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