Many fictional works, whether movies, TV, video games, or literature, use real cities, locations, and buildings, in order to instill more realism or to make them more relatable. When playing a video game set in New York City (such as True Crime: New York) you feel like you know where you are because you’ve been there. There are many fictional works, however, that create their own fictional worlds, cities, and buildings. When you are a fan of one of these fictional works, you remember these fictional places like they were real. That is when an author has created a ‘real’ place from nothing. You know the layout. You know its history. Essentially, to you, it’s real. Here are some of the coolest and most iconic fictional skyscrapers, in no particular order.

 Nakatomi Plaza

This skyscraper is known for the greatest action movie of all time taking place within its walls: Die Hard. During a Christmas party hostage situation, John McClaine maneuvers his way up this skyscraper and through its vents and stairwells to reach the villainous mastermind known as  Hans Gruber and “diffuse” the situation. This movie is one of the best of all time and pretty much all takes place within this now iconic fictional skyscraper. In real life, it is a 35-story skyscraper known as Fox Plaza in Los Angeles. However, it is probably better known for its appearance in Die Hard, and it will forever be immortalized in film as Nakatomi Plaza.