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For the Earth-97 version, see Gotham City (Earth-97).

"Please inform the citizens of Gotham that Gotham City has earned a rest from crime, but if the forces of evil should rise again to cast a shadow on the heart of the city, call me."

Gotham City is the largest city in the state of New Jersey. It was founded by Norwegian mercenary, Captain Jon Logerquist in 1635, until the British later took it over and it came under the care of John T. Gotham during the American Revolutionary War.

Gotham is Batman's home city and base of operations. It is home to many businesses and organizations, including the Gotham Globe and Shreck's.

Many eccentric criminal masterminds have attacked Gotham and each time Batman has always saved the day.


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Gotham City has very high levels of crime. Due to the absence of contributing businesses due to corruption and criminal influence, the city's tax base was crumbling.

Business Max Shreck aimed is to build a supposed "Power Plant" for Gotham City's future. Standing in Shreck's way, however, is Mayor Jenkins, who believes such a Power Plant to be unnecessary. Bruce Wayne is also unconvinced of the need for a new plant, and opposes Shreck's plans.

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Behind the Scenes

Gotham in the NES game.

State flag photo

For the 1989 original Batman film, the look of Gotham City was designed by production designer Anton Furst, who won an Oscar for his work on the film. Wayne Manor's exteriors utilized Knebworth House, a Gothicised Tudor, while its interiors were Hatfield House in Hatfield. Axis Chemicals, where Jack Napier plunges into the chemical sludge, was filmed at a disused power station in Acton Lane, West London. The exploding exterior was Little Barford Power Station, a couple of miles south of St Neots in Cambridgeshire.

In Batman Returns, Burton filmed city scenes almost entirely on soundstages. Production designer Bo Welch, who took over from Furst, based his designs on Furst's concepts.


DC implemented Furst's designs into mainstream continuity.


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