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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 Wookieepedia,

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". Oct 18, 2012 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, 2012 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, 2012 at 4:13
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    Most likely. Another example of LucasPhysics and retconning
    – The Fallen
    Oct 19, 2012 at 16:37
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    @Charlie - from all that I read, it never sounded like buildings on top of just buildings Dec 3, 2012 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, 2012 at 22:55
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    @Pureferret - why would they bother building for non-humans? Dec 2, 2012 at 23:01
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    5000 total levels sounds like a really long game. Dec 3, 2012 at 2:52
  • @Charlie - that's referring to the total levels on Coruscant, not the game
    – The Fallen
    Dec 3, 2012 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, 2012 at 4:41

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