Hideout or Headquarters


Baxter Building
Nick Name
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Owner

Dr. Reed Richards


Note: The original Baxter Building was designed and owned by Noah Baxter, who designed and managed the construction of the current building.


Primary Service or Goal
Office building and headquarters of the Fantastic Four and the Fantastic Four Foundation.
Legal Status
Office building licensed by the city of New York.
Location
Midtown Manhattan, New York
Alliances
Avenger's Mansion
Notable Employees & Residents

Johnny Storm (Human Torch II)

Sue Storm (Invisible Woman)

Dr. Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic)

Benjamin Jacob Grimm (Thing II)


Accessories

Aviation Hangers: Facilities designed for the storage and maintenance of various aircraft.


Bio-Signature Identification System: Technology integrated into the building designed only to activate when it recognizes authorized bio-signatures.


Communications Station: Facilities for official terrestrial and extraterrestrial communication.


Laboratories: Various scientific facilities for study and research.


Living Quarters: Personal and public residential quarters for group members and guest.


Negative Zone Chamber: Launchpad with a portal to the pocket dimension known as the Negative Zone.


Office Facilities: Workspace for employees of the Fantastic Four Foundation.


Observatory: Roof station equipped with telescopic equipment for extraterrestrial observation.


Passenger Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Launchpad: Internal launchpad for storing and launching a long-range passenger missile.


Radar-Sweep Ray: Device capable of scanning the entire Earth to detect moving objects.


Roberta: Artificially intelligent female android that serves as the front receptionist for the Baxter Building.


Time Platform: Device used to move great amounts of mass through the timestream.


Ultra-sonic Radio Transmitter: Communications device capable of transmitting into deepest space.


Common Competitors
Castle Doom, Doomstadt, Latveria
Regularly Appearing

Fantastic Four Vol. 1 & 3

Fantastic Four: 1...2...3...4

Knights 4


First Appearance
Fantastic Four Vol. 1 #3 (March, 1962)
Creator
Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
Origin

Early in their careers the Fantastic Four rented the top five floors of the Baxter Building. The original building was destroyed by Kristoff Vernard, who for a time assumed the role of Dr. Doom.


In place of the Baxter Building a modern skyscraper was built called Four Freedoms Plaza.


During a time period when the Fantastic Four and other heroes were believed to be dead, Four Freedoms Plaza was occupied by the criminal team impersonating heroes known as the Thunderbolts. The building became uninhabitable when Baron Zemo detonated the top floors.


When the Fantastic Four returned from their adventures in another dimension they temporarily occupied warehouse facilities on the riverfront known as Pier Four.


Pier Four was destroyed soon before Reed Richards and Noah Baxter completed the construction of the newest building at a geosynchronous orbit satellite. When activated the high-tech "living" building was teleported to the location of its predecessor, and once again Manhattan's skyline was graced with the outline of a Baxter Building.


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