MCU: Location Scout – Avengers Facility

by Jovial Jay

After the destruction of Avengers Tower in New York City in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the team decided to move to a new Avengers Facility in upstate New York, along the Hudson River. It has evolved over several films, until Captain America: Civil War, where it got some of its best screen time.

LOCATION: Avengers Facility (4 Lamont Landing, Esopus, NY 12429)
SHOW: Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Avengers FacilityThis Avengers Facility was seen briefly at the end of Age of Ultron, where the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich UK was featured as the main building.

Avengers Facility

Ant-Man would reveal that the facility was once a Stark Industries storage facility, and again the Sainsbury Centre was used, but now incorporated another building – the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta.

Avengers FacilityThe Porsche Experience building was used to depict the Avengers headquarters in the Captain America: Civil War trailer, but that close-up shot of the building did not end up making it into the final film.

Avengers FacilityFor Captain America: Civil War the layout was changed slightly and the entire facility was placed into context of the Hudson River Valley. According to Cinefex #147, an aerial plate was shot of an actual plot of land along the Hudson River. Effects artists then placed the buildings into that plate. When I first saw the image of the plate from that issue, I thought it would be impossible to find the actual location. Challenge Accepted!

Avengers FacilityAs you can see from the Google satellite view, the location above matches the original photographic background plate to a ‘T’. I can solidly proclaim that the Avengers are headquartered in Esopus, New York!

Avengers FacilityOf course the look of the facility continues to evolve in Spider-Man: Homecoming, with more new buildings. But the look of this location, just off the river is set in stone, having used this same location as the background plate for the brief scene of the Avengers Facility in Avengers: Infinity War.

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