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Old September 13 2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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Question for London and San Francisco locals

Were any of you able to locate, possibly with street address, where the shown locations?

Or how about a descriptions how much these 2 cities changed from their present form?
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Old September 13 2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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Here's a San Franciscan's take:

http://blog.sfgate.com/thebigevent/2...cisco-in-2260/
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Old September 13 2013, 08:22 PM   #3
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Re: Question for London and San Francisco locals

Locutus of Bored made a map of Vengeance's path of destruction: Click!.

A graphic used at Starfleet Headquarters places in on 2nd street.
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Old September 13 2013, 09:42 PM   #4
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Re: Question for London and San Francisco locals

I am not from San Francisco, but from the shot where the Vengeance begins to go vertical, these buildings are visible, right behind the clock tower of the Ferry Building, all amidst the CGI skyscrapers. I think it's an optical illusion, but the five seem to be in the destroy zone, so if anyone living there saw the film, this must have been pretty chilling sight.

In the next shot, you can see whatever that is. The Vengeance would be right behind you, and visible as very tall skyscraper in smoke.

I want to know if the street with the cable car right before Khan and Spock jump on the flying thing is real, and where it would be.

As for London: The wiki places the Kelvin Memorial Archive somewhere around this railway station, the St. Paul's Cathedral that's nearby is visible in the shot from the distance when it blows up. The hospital appears to be a made up location.
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Old September 13 2013, 09:53 PM   #5
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Re: Question for London and San Francisco locals

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Were any of you able to locate, possibly with street address, where the shown locations?
The part where Spock jumps off the barge roughly corresponds to mid-air above the intersection of Washington St. and Kearney St., between Chinatown and the Financial District in present-day San Francisco. Some features are recognizable.
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Old September 13 2013, 09:59 PM   #6
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As kind of a side trivia note, future San Francisco changed quite a bit between the trailers and the finished product:

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Old September 13 2013, 10:15 PM   #7
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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: View Post
As kind of a side trivia note, future San Francisco changed quite a bit between the trailers and the finished product:
True, and I thought about mentioning that. Mostly, though, the trailer was easier to find relatively quickly.
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Old September 14 2013, 02:48 AM   #8
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Re: Question for London and San Francisco locals

Wondering why they'd make those changes. Spoiler prevention? Aesthetic dislike?
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Old September 14 2013, 04:19 AM   #9
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Maybe the cityscape in the trailers was just a placeholder, a leftover digital cityscape from the first film, perhaps. The final version looks more detailed and complex.
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Old September 14 2013, 04:43 AM   #10
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The street scenes were all filmed in downtown LA. When Spock runs across the road, it's at the top of Bunker Hill (Grand Ave, somewhere near the Museum of Modern Art and the Disney Concert Hall).
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Old September 14 2013, 05:32 AM   #11
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^ And this blogger was able to take a few snaps of filming in progress at the Kelvin Archive. The front door can be found on Spring Street, near 7th.
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Old September 14 2013, 08:29 AM   #12
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drt wrote: View Post
Not that he says much other than to make snarky comments about future urban planning.

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Locutus of Bored made a map of Vengeance's path of destruction: Click!.

A graphic used at Starfleet Headquarters places in on 2nd street.
That map looks roughly correct. The destruction stops short of the Transamerica building, but it wipes out North Beach, meaning the "double dumb-ass" "exact change" "nuclear wessels" and Yellow Pages locations all bite it.
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