The Marvel universe has long been a place where architecture and technology intersect, with many of the characters from the films (like Iron Man and Captain America) making use of an entire series of skyscrapers to their advantage.
But now, the Avengers movie universe has finally gotten around to incorporating a real-life architecture concept.
According to a new report from The New York Times, the new Iron Man 3 set is set in a futuristic New York City and includes a skyscraper called the ‘Giant’s Tower.’
This building has been featured in Marvel films and is set to be used in a new Avengers movie set to debut this summer.
The building was also designed by the renowned architect Zaha Hadid, whose works are currently in the works for a film called “Iron Man 3.”
The new Giant’s Tower building was originally a building that housed the offices of the World Trade Center, but it was abandoned in the early 2020s and was later turned into an apartment complex.
The buildings main purpose, however, was as a parking lot for the New York subway system.
The giant building’s facade was designed by Zaha, who was known for his intricate and futuristic buildings.
According the Times, there’s a reason why Zaha and his colleagues were so keen on the building, even going so far as to design a “virtual reality experience” for the building that could have been used in the Avengers.
“We wanted to create an experience where you were on the inside and they were on a VR headset, so that you were inside,” said Frank Marshall, a senior vice president of the architecture firm K&L Gates.
“It’s just a way of saying, ‘Look at the architecture.'”
The building also features a “vacation pavilion,” where visitors can take a virtual tour of the building while being immersed in the “feel of the skyscraper.”
The experience is currently available to those who have the required Oculus Rift headset, and it will be released later this year.
“There is no doubt that this is going to be a new level of architecture,” Marshall said.
“That was a big part of what was driving us to create this.
It was like, ‘Why not?’
And we really did it with a purpose.”
Marshall said that while he couldn’t comment on whether the building is the actual Giant’s Towers design, it’s definitely a nod to the design of the real-world buildings that it’s connected to.