It's 2018. Dr. Evil tried to [rob a bank/destroy the city/take over the world] using a [unstoppable robot army/death ray/zombie ninja T-Rex]. Just when hope is lost, Superdude comes flying in with a timely one liner and vows to thwart Dr. Evil's nefarious plans. Naturally, this means a super powered fight in the downtown of a major city (and, importantly, lots of property damage).
Lucky for the city's residents, due to our civil engineers, there is little interruption of service for most utilities, and life returns to normal relatively quickly. Lucky for the city's Supervillain insurance providers, these building techniques also result in minimal payouts.
Given today's level of technology, how would cities be built in response to frequent super powered battles?
- You can expect that in a large city (e.g., Chicago), a battle happens about once every five years
- Super villains are difficult to draw away from the city (because cities provide a good supply of meat shields against heroes)
- We maintain at least our current level of infrastructure
- There aren't any super powers that can directly 'reset' an area after a battle
- Super battles have been happening for long enough that most, if not all, structures in the city have been designed with them in mind