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History

The Fantastic Four originally owned a high rise building in Central City, the top floors of which housed their base of operations and living quarters. It was the prototype for their future headquarters, the Baxter Building of New York City.

Upon relocating to NYC, the Fantastic Four originally originally just rented the top five floors of the 35 story Baxter Building; but Mr. Fantastic eventually bought the entire building to protect the other tenants from super villain attack. It is located on 42nd and Madison Avenue in New York City. The top six floors are now completely air-tight, with every door being an air-lock. A special elevator would take the team to their floors, with an activator in their belts.

One of the most well known people to work in the building is mailman Willie Lumpkin who has his daily rounds in the building.

Early in the team's history, the building was rocketed into space towards the Sun by Doctor Doom and Namor. Namor eventually realized a double cross and helped the team located the device he planted in the building that put it under Doom's control. They were able to put the building back in place with little to no damage.

When the team temporarily split up, the Mad Thinker took control of the Baxter Building and encased it in an unknown crystalline compound and took control of it. The Mad Thinker's overconfidence caused his defeat when he allowed the Four to enter the building.

The adoptive son of Doctor Doom eventually sent the whole building into orbit and blew it up in an attempt to kill the Fantastic Four. When the building that replaced it, the Four Freedoms Plaza, was also destroyed, Reed reconstructed the original Baxter Building in orbit and teleported it it's original place. The bottom floor is currently being used as a Fantastic Four museum and gift shop.

During the Civil War the Baxter building held the teleporter to the Negative zone prison, where captured anti registration super humans were held. During this time Sue blasted a hole though the building.

Features of the Baxter Building

  • Ammo Room - ammunition is stored in it's own room on the 35th floor
  • Armory - a combined weapon collection and trophy room is on the 35th floor
  • Ben's Room - Ben Grimm is one of the two permanent residents of the Fantastic Four, with a large apartment
  • Biological Research Lab - located on the 32nd floor
  • Chemistry Lab - located on the 32nd floor
  • Computer Room - the computer room is on the 34th floor of the building
  • Conference Room - a conference room containing the Fantastic Fours files is located on the 33rd floor
  • Dining Room - located on the 30th floor
  • Electronics Lab - located on the 32nd floor
  • Fantasticar Hangar - the Fantasticar hangar is on the 37th floor of the building; like all the vehicle hangars, it is accessible from rooftop elevators, and from the maintenance shop below
  • Fantasticopter Hangar - the Fantasti-copter hangar is on the 37th floor of the building; like all the vehicle hangars, it is accessible from rooftop elevators, and from the maintenance shop below
  • Gymnasium - the gymnasium is on the 31st floor of the building
  • Hidden Elevator - a concealed elevator runs up one corner of the building it is only accessible via an invisible beam device contained in the belt buckles of Fantastic Four member uniforms
  • Living Quarters - the four team members living quarters are on the 35th floor of the building
  • Map Room - a room containing a giant map of the world is located on the 33rd floor
  • Missile Monitoring Room - the flight control room for the Passenger Missile is located on the 33rd floor
  • Missile Ready Room - the Passenger Missile ready room lies between the Missile Monitoring room and the missile silo
  • Missile Silo - the Fantastic Four's Long-Range ICBM Type Passenger Missile is housed in a silo running up one of the corners of the building. At it's base is a launch pad, and it is shielded from the rest of the building by a thick anti-vibration wall. The exhaust is channeled down pipes to expend its heat in the river
  • Projection Room - a room with a projector and closed circuit TV controls is located on the 36th floor
  • Observatory - an astronomical observatory is situated on top of the building
  • Photo Analysis Lab - the only laboratory not located on the 32nd floor is this large room under the observatory for analyzing photographic data
  • Pogo Orbit Plane Hangar - the Pogo Orbit Plane hangar is located at one of the top corners of the building
  • Projection Room - a theater on the 33rd floor
  • Radio Sending and Receiving Room - a radio studio located on the 31st floor
  • Reception Room - a comfortable lobby on the 30th floor where the Fantastic Four host visitors
  • Recreation Room - located on the 31st floor, above the Reception Room
  • Reed's Apartment - one of the two permanent residents, Reed Richards has a large apartment
  • Sue Storm's Room - the Storm siblings commute from the suburbs, but each has a small apartment in the building for convenience.
  • Pogo Orbit Plane Hangar - the Pogo Orbit Plane hangar is located at one of the top corners of the building
  • Storage and Supply Rooms - located on the 34th floor
  • Telestar - continental, local and closed circuit TV monitor room
  • Torch's Asbestos Room - the Storm siblings commute from the suburbs, but each has a small apartment in the building for convenience. Johnny's is made of asbestos so that he may be aflame at will without danger to the furnishings.
  • TV Sending Studio - a fully operational television studio located on the 31st floor
  • Vehicle Maintenance Shops - located on the 34th floor of the building beneath each vehicle's hangar

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