Quark Industries and the Quark Tower
Quark Industries is a vibrant, growing multinational corporation
providing the world with advanced robotics and more! Tomorrow begins
today with quality Quark products for home, business, and government.
And Quark defends the world with the Big Guy, Rusty, and the space
station-mounted asteroid cannon!
Er, yeah. Well, maybe Quark Industries used to be pretty hot, but
then they picked Dr. Axel Donovan to be their CEO. Oh, well. Anyway,
Rusty and Dr. Erika Slate, Rusty's creator and engineer, are stuck
working with a creep for a boss. On the other hand, their workplace is
pretty cool, albeit quite the trouble magnet.
The Quark Tower is about 900 feet tall (about 300 yards, according to Dr.
Slate in ep 119). This makes Quark Tower shorter than the Chrysler
Building, but still fairly impressive. It stands on a hill overlooking
the harbor and the bay, just west of New Tronic City's downtown and
within sight of the Fort.
Dr. Slate's Lab
Dr. Slate's lab is on the 28th floor (according to "Double Time
Part 2"). This view shows the lab's actual
floor level. The door to the left in the foreground leads to Rusty's
room; the three windows look into it. The ring in the ceiling is
Rusty's exit route to the roof (also the exit for a good few Legion
Ex Machina robots). Erika does most of her paperwork and research in
the office area on the built-up floor up the small stairs. The large
machine on the back wall is the nucleo-proton pump, which is where
Dr. Slate gets Rusty's nucleoproton energy.
Here's a closer look at Dr. Slate's
desk, Rusty's examination table, and the nucleo-proton pump's
Rusty's room is dominated by the
local equivalent of a big screen TV, which Rusty mostly uses for
playing videogames. You can also see one of Rusty's Big Guy posters
and a few of his toys and books. The shelf is apparently where Rusty
powers down for the night, though we've never seen this. Here's another view, looking
back toward the main lab, where the stairs lead. His room was
probably originally meant to be Dr. Slate's office, and obviously
still houses some important instrumentation and gauges. I have no idea
where the ladder rungs lead.
Dr. Donovan's Office
Donovan's office is beautiful
and impressive. Here's a closer look
at his desk area.
The Tower also includes Dr. Gilder's office (Rm.
17430), Dr. Griffin's office (Rm. 18680), at least one janitor's closet
(room 1247) the target range, the vending
area, the meeting room, archival storage ('the archives'), a robot
storage area near the ground floor, the executive lounge (on the
ground floor), Dr. Donovan's office (at the top of the building,
behind the big windows), the cafeteria, the rooftop helipad/launchpad/
landing area, and many other areas of interest.
also owns many other properties, primarily storage areas, labs, and
testing grounds (including a super-accelerator and a launch/return site),
as well as at least one space station.
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