cause of death: trying to make the internal geography of Stark Tower make sense, something neither JW or the Russos attempted to do.
DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH EASIER THIS WOULD BE IF Y’ALL HAD JUST MADE UP A BUILDING FROM SCRATCH INSTEAD OF MAKING IT CANONICALLY THE METLIFE BUILDING WITH THE TOP WHACKED OFF
it’s fine! it’s fine! you could have at least filmed the lobby scene in the actual MetLife Building instead of in the Proscenium in Atlanta but it’s fine! I’ll make it work! I will ignore Endgame.
this is distracting me from the important task of having Loki fight the Destroyer
also Natasha rescuing Steve, I guess.
my attempts to make the tower in 2018 (Horizon) line up with both the tower in 2012 (Avengers) and alt!2012 (Endgame) as well as in 2015 (AoU) mean that I’m pretty sure this building is actively hostile to human life and the city of New York would cry tears of joy if someone accidentally knocked it down. The New York Department of City Planning, the MTA, ConEd, and the SI lawyers and architects have a support group.
normal fic writers: “he took the elevator from the lobby to the penthouse”
There were ninety-eight elevators in Stark Tower, but only three of them went all the way from the ground floor up to the former Avengers levels of the tower, which took up the top thirty floors. A quirk of the architecture meant that the SI architects hadn’t been able to completely fix meant that forty-one of those elevators only went up to the highest remaining levels of the old MetLife Building, two of which were service elevators. Twenty-seven went from the ground floor to various tower floors below the Avengers levels, while twenty-two went from the lowest tower level to the floor immediately below the Avengers level. Another five only covered the thirty floors of the Avengers levels. The floor numbering began again on the tower levels, meaning that in 2013 someone had called it “the most confusing building in Manhattan.” An elevator enthusiasts’ magazine had made Stark Tower its cover story two months before the Ultron fiasco. Natasha hadn’t even known there were elevator enthusiasts.
“oh,” you say. “why did you say the floor numbering started over at the lowest tower level?”
Endgame. That’s why. that’s not the god damn fourteenth floor counting from the ground level.
also, comedy, and believe it or not this is actually useful to me for plot reasons, but also oh my god.
(”but it looks different in –” I looked at literally every depiction of Starkvengers Tower up to 2018 (MCU date); anything after that date doesn’t matter for my purposes. I have thought more about this fucking building than anyone at Marvel Studios ever did.)
#Marvel #I didn’t actually laugh aloud but it still amused me enough to reblog