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How much would Superman's Fortress of Solitude cost?

by Matthew Price Published: June 12, 2013

Buy The Fortress of Solitude

Movoto looked at the potential cost of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude. And while depictions of the fortress vary, Movoto assumes the cost of the crystal-style fortress could run up to $814 trillion.

Part of the price is the necessity of getting that much diamond-like material. From Movoto:

Most—but not all—versions of the Fortress of Solitude are constructed out of a Kryptonian crystalline material known a sunstone. Since there are no Kryptonian crystals in the real world, I needed to pick a substance as a stand-in. Some common crystals are: diamonds, salt, and snowflakes.

I can tell you right now that Superman doesn’t have a citadel made from salt or snowflakes.

I’ve never purchased an engagement ring, but based on the sheer amount of stuff you need to know before you buy a diamond, I might never get engaged. In other words, without Kryptonian diamonds handy, I went with the kind that is actually found on Earth.

Superman returns to movie screens in “Man of Steel,” releasing June 14.

More info at Movoto.com.


by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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