View of the upper portions of the East facade of Skyview Palace. (2017)
Address: Far Drop, The Brink - Seed: -1188953822 (Java Edition) Block Space: 1,939,938 ft (X:2) Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) Topped Out: May 10, 2009 Proposed: April 14, 2003 Construction Started: August 1, 2003 Cost: $31.8 Billion USD Block Hight: 255 - Tallest Building In Minecraft Java Edition Opened: June 5, 2015 LEED Certification(s): Gold Elevator(s): 1: OTIS LEVITOR (Redstoneless/Pistonless/Shulkerless - Powered Command Elevator) Preceded By: Haven Palace Hours Open To Visitors: 9 Am - 10 Pm Floors: 10 (Including Maintanance/Mechanical Areas) Architectural Style: Ultramodern, Modern, Futuristic, Smooth, Contemporary. Status: Complete Function: Governmental Headquarters/Residency of King Alexander
The Skyview Palace (known as simply The Palace to Sky Pirate citizens) is a very large and iconic tower in Far Drop, It is notably home to King Alexander and houses the seat of government of Far Drop. Located at Far Drop's original founding location at The Brink, the palace serves as the primary government headquarters and also where King Alexander spends most his days carrying out day to day tasks involved with leading his country. There are several special rooms of note with one of them being dedicated to the experimentation of Dark Eco on Franken Apes. It is currently the largest structure in Far Drop, identifiable even from the furthest distance. The palace towered over the surrounding terrain and its support towers and/or building could be seen from nearly any point in the city. The support towers were four in number, and were used to stabilize the Palace's top-heavy architecture. The most notable feature of The Palace is it's exterior being constructed out of bedrock and the upper portions protected by an invisible shield barrier. These heavy security measures are likely put in place as to prevent terrorist attacks against The Palace and/or it's inhabitants. Other security measures by King Alexander included disabling the support tower elevators and setting up an airport like security checkpoint at the entrance room. The palace contains many elaborate areas as well as special rooms, typical of any palace. The Skyview Palace is located just east of the port and directly north east from the beaches, It is the tallest building in Far Drop and can be viewed with even only 10 chunks of render distance. Also, there is a warp gate inside the World Leader's Conference Room to make travel easier, this warp gate requires a passcode to activate and is strictly for business purposes only. The Skyview Palace is the second palace for the location at The Brink and in the overworld it is surrounded by mountains and is reached by a separate door from the town. This door requires special access privileges in order to open, therefore only those with a purple security pass can enter the palace.
Entry Hall: The entrance to the Palace is located just before the elevator that goes down to Far Drop, it is identified by a sign that reads: Grand SkyView Palace. The first room one will encounter is the entry hall, containing various security equipment (such as x-rays and metal detectors) but also has large red drapes and other decorations with King Alexander's insignia. There is a hallway past the security checkpoint that leads into an elevator, which connects to the other floors of the Palace. This elevator is connected to 5 floors in all.
The first floor of the Skyview Palace (just after riding the elevator) consists of:
The Throne Room
The King's Treasure Room
A standard non formal dinning room (Formal Dinning Room is Located at The Old Palace.)
A Metal Head Trophy Room
The Rift Gate Room With an End Portal connected to The Old Palace and a Nether Portal connected to the Fortress.
A Jacuzzi Room with a real working Jacuzzi.
The Palace's Public Library.
A nature room with trees.
A Multi-use room.
A Lava Room.
An automated farm with 3 levels.
The second floor of the Skyview Palace consists of:
The Council Meeting Room
Administration Quarters with a study/work room.
A Sentry Gun room dedicated to the practice of firearms and combat training.
A 360 degree selfie camera room.
The Palace's Private Library.
An automated farm with 2 levels.
An Enchantment Room.
The Palace's Living Room.
A room containing a Nether Wart farm.
A high tech laser lab designed for experimentation on hostile mobs.
The third floor of the Skyview Palace consists of:
A guest suite.
A very large corporate style meeting room containing a Warp Gate.
The headquarters of The Grand Council Of Far Drop.
The King's Bedchamber with it's own private balcony.
Renovations and layout changes: The Skyview Palace was built using a flexible design consisting of it's rooms arranged in a way that they can easily be altered or otherwise, rebuilt from scratch while not sacrificing the overall integrity of the structure's framework. The palace has notably underwent several renovations to help resolve potential security threats many of which include reinforcements to some rooms where safety of personnel and visitors has been questioned, These upgrades include constructing bedrock sections or "compartments" between rooms of the general public and those of Palace personnel as well as and elaborate Iron Golem defense system. Other changes to the Palace include minor decor improvements and installing various command block chains to carry out many functions or to give great loot.