The very first scene in Ant-Man

is set in some sort of S.H.I.E.L.D. building. The first image of the movie is a dramatic presentation of the building that seems clearly to be under construction. We might imagine that completion of the building might be tied to the upcoming plot. ... But then we never see that building in the rest of the movie.

I imagine that completion of the building is part of some other plot line somewhere else in the MCU. So what is the building, and what is its story?

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    wasn't it just the triskellion (seen in CA:TWS)?
    – phantom42
    Aug 2, 2015 at 22:52

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The building we see during the first scene is The Triskelion under some amount of construction.

triskelion under construction

The Triskelion is the base of operations for SHIELD seen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It is where Director Fury and Alexander Pierce both have their offices, and is where SHIELD seems to do at least some major research and development (Project Insight is built and launched there).

triskelion completed

  • I think the Triskelion is damaged during season 1 of Agents of SHIELD, so that would explain its reconstruction here.
    – Gaurav
    Aug 3, 2015 at 5:18
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    @Gaurav The first scene is set in the 1980s, so this would probably be it's original construction. Aug 3, 2015 at 8:15
  • Ah, oops! Thanks for the correction! It doesn't look like I can edit my comment so I will leave it to embarrass me for years to come.
    – Gaurav
    Aug 3, 2015 at 8:25
  • @Gaurav if you hover over to the right of your comment, you should be able to delete it if you really want to.
    – phantom42
    Aug 3, 2015 at 11:57

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