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I knew that Coruscant's undercity received no light, but I didn't realize how big it was. In the trailer for the upcoming game Star Wars 1313, a panoramic shot of level 1313 is shown:

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You can easily see large skyscrapers in the level, so it's not like each level is one story tall. According to wookiepedia,

Level 1313, one thousand three hundred and thirteen levels from Coruscant's core, was a ruthless criminal underground situated deep below the surface of Coruscant.

So the number corresponds to how many levels above the planet's surface it was, not feet or meters or anything. My question is, how deep (quantifiable in feet, meters, or miles) was the actual surface of Coruscant buried?

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    Wookiepedia also states that the oceans were drained, further complicating this question. The only reference I've seen was "Several Kilometers". – Gorchestopher H Oct 18 '12 at 16:35
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    @SSumner - I think its about 8 minutes deep. Now if you will excuse me I am going to try and beat Han's time of 11 parsecs on the Kessel Run. – Chad Oct 18 '12 at 20:48
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    @SSumner: Yes, as explained later after people made a fuss and some author wrote that. But one may argue that, originally, Lucas was trying to make Han sound like a pompous ass on purpose. – JMD Oct 19 '12 at 4:13
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    Most likely. Another example of LucasPhysics and retconning – The Fallen Oct 19 '12 at 16:37
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    @Charlie - from all that I read, it never sounded like buildings on top of just buildings – DVK-on-Ahch-To Dec 3 '12 at 3:35
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UPDATE

It looks like Darth Mikey struck again.

As per the latest news, LucasArts game development is 100% cancelled (as in, entire development team was fired by Disney) and all in-house game development was stopped post-merger; including cancellation of "1313"


ORIGINAL ANSWER:

I've seen a bunch of references to 1-2 miles tall buildings. I could never find the actual canon reference for that, however.


However, there seems to be conflicting info in the new canon.

As per 2 different articles about 1313 game (here and here) there are 5000 total levels.

Since each level must be at LEAST 2 meters tall, and likely is 3+ (considering modern skyscrapers), that nets us at least 10-15km in depth.

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    What about the levels just for Jawas, Ewoks and astro-droids? – AncientSwordRage Dec 2 '12 at 22:55
  • @Pureferret - why would they bother building for non-humans? – DVK-on-Ahch-To Dec 2 '12 at 23:01
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    5000 total levels sounds like a really long game. – Charlie Schliesser Dec 3 '12 at 2:52
  • @Charlie - that's referring to the total levels on Coruscant, not the game – The Fallen Dec 3 '12 at 4:36
  • each level must be 2 meters tall, but obviously 1313 is taller than that, since it contains skyscrapers inside the level. So while 10-15km is the bare minimum, it seems an extremely low estimate, since I would assume there are other levels like 1313 that are hundreds or thousands of feet tall, even if they are not the majority. Accepting this answer because there doesn't appear to be any other canon specifying further details. – The Fallen Dec 3 '12 at 4:41
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Personally, I haven't played 1313, but taking it logically - a level can't be as tall as it is shown in the picture. I guess that the game is called 1313 because it is situated around level 1313, and not only in it. As such I think it'll sound most logical to suggest that a level is about ~10m tall, or at least that's how it seems to be in the latest episode of SWTCW (season 5 ep. 19). In any case, Ahsoka's passage from level 1312 to 1315 was much easier and faster than it would've been if the level 1313 was a skyscraper tall... In short, it doesn't tell us much anyway, because we can neither tell for sure, nor can we even guess what level is the sea level considered to be. What is sure - if you don't mind your step, you'll have plenty of time to curse yourself before you reach anything solid below you!

  • I don't see how it would be illogical to say a level is as tall as it is in the picture – The Fallen Feb 24 '13 at 15:07
  • @SSumner maybe those are multiple levels, or maybe this one is special because it's massive? I've read quite a few SW books, some had scenes in the underground, and I never got an impression of a single level being more than a couple of stories tall – Petersaber Jul 6 '15 at 12:07
  • @Petersaber - actually, it's never clear one way or the other. Many underground instances have complete multi-story buildings, all kinds of facilities and it's never really clear if each floor is one level or if the level contains a set number of floors, or if the level varies in height – The Fallen Jul 6 '15 at 13:27

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