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The Planet Express building, owned by Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth, is located in New New York Planet Express District.[1] It was built above a limestone cavern[2] and is the headquarters for Planet Express. The Professor and presumably Dr. John A. Zoidberg, are the only members of staff that actually live in the building, though Philip J. Fry I initially lived there for a month in the year 3000.

The building is divided into two sections. The smaller part comprises multiple floors and houses the offices and laboratories of the Professor. The larger section of the building is a hangar containing Planet Express ship and has an automatic opening roof for takeoff and landing.

AreasEdit

Angry dome

The Angry Dome

  • Accusing Parlour[3]: Appears in "Anthology of Interest I" and "The 30% Iron Chef ". Hubert: "I've gathered you all here in the accusing parlour because one of you is a miniature ship wrecker!"
  • Angry dome, a soundproof glass dome on the roof of the building. The Professor goes there when he is angry and paces around shouting and making angry gestures. [4]
  • Basement and sub-basement
  • Bathroom
    • In "Benderama" the Professor refers to as the situation room.
  • Calamatorium
  • Chart Room: Appears in "Viva Mars Vegas". Amy Kroker: "I've summoned you all to the Chart Room to explain how we're going to pull of a daring and complex casino heist, questions?" Bender Bending Rodríguez: "Um, how come we've never been in this room before?" Amy: "I think this chart will explain that"
  • Conference room
    • The chamber of understanding, a glass dome with a mirror ball in it, where Professor Farnsworth goes to think​​​​​ is located in the conference room.[5] Hubert: "I'll be in the Chamber of Understanding."
  • Control tower where the crew uses the Smell-O-Scope.[6][7]
  • Downstairs walrus tank in which Dwight Conrad and Cubert J. Farnsworth found the Anti-Backwards Crystal.[8]
  • Farnsworth Lanes - A bowling alley that appears in The Inhuman Torch.
  • Hermes Conrad's office.[9]
  • Kitchen
  • Locker Room
  • Lounge.
  • Mandatorium: Appears in "Bender's Big Score". Hubert: "In his [Hermes'] absence I am calling a mandatory company meeting. To the Mandatorium!" Turns out to be their regular conference table.
  • Zoidberg's office.[10]

Real World LocationEdit

  • The building is located in New New York on what would be West 57th Street in New York, as said by David X. Cohen. However, John DiMaggio thinks that it looks a lot like a Queens street. The building is next to the Hudson River.[11] According to "Viva Mars Vegas", however, the Planet Express building is stated to be located on 72nd Street. In "The Inhuman Torch", the building is instead shown to be located in Battery Park City. 
  • The original building did not contain the observation dome, however the control tower on the building was inspired by a mutual friend of Cohen's, who was in air traffic control training in Oklahoma City at the time of the shows initial writing and had suggested it be included.
  • The Building also bears a striking resemblance to the Cointe Observatory in Liege, Belgium (See Picture) The design and Red-Brick Esq style of the building are in part inspired by the Cointe. [Citation needed]
Cointe Observetory

Appearances Edit

Footnotes Edit

  1. https://futuramaworldsoftomorrow.gamepedia.com/Planet_Express_District
  2. "Bender's Big Score"
  3. "Anthology of Interest I"
  4. "Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch"
  5. "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela"
  6. "A Big Piece of Garbage"
  7. "A Big Piece of Garbage"
  8. Bender's Game
  9. "The Series Has Landed"
  10. "The Series Has Landed"
  11. Bender's Game DVD commentary
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