Could Godzilla Destroy These Iconic Grand Rapids Buildings?
Hundreds of Godzilla fans gathered into several movie theatres throughout Grand Rapids on Thursday November 3rd to celebrate the international holiday of Godzilla Day. For those who don't celebrate, Godzilla Day is celebrated on November 3rd, to celebrate the original release date of the first Godzilla film to hit Japanese theatres on November 3rd, 1954.
And while Grand Rapids currently has no ties to the big guy (he probably wouldn't have a good time living in a freshwater body like Lake Michigan) someone on the Grand Rapids subreddit in celebration of the holiday, decided to compare different Godzilla eras to buildings in Grand Rapids.
Here are some of the most iconic Godzillas and most iconic buildings in Grand Rapids, and I'll tell you based on (almost no real) science if I think Godzilla could take them down.
Shin Godzilla (2016) vs. The River House Condos
Shin Godzilla (2016): 118.5m (389 ft) tall
The River House: 125m (412ft) Tall
Who would win?: While the River House building is slightly bigger than Shin Godzilla in his final form, he's arguably one of the most fiesty and destructive versions of Godzilla, so my vote goes to Shin Godzilla in this match up.
Godzilla (1994) vs. Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Godzilla (1994): 230m (754ft) tall
Helen DeVos Hospital: 47m (155ft)
Who Would Win?: This Godzilla is much taller, but arguably one of the most scrappy versions. He gets beat up by his own space self in this version, and I believe in the power of good healthcare. So, I'm going to root against the odds and give this one to Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.
Godzilla (2017) (Planet Eater) vs. The Amway Grand Plaza
Godzilla (2017): 300m (984 ft) tall
Amway Grand Plaza: 46m (150ft) tall
Who Would Win?: Why not put the biggest Godzilla up against our third biggest building in Grand Rapids. Turns out, This big guy would DEMOLISH the Amway Grand Plaza, although in our defense if he sat down in Downtown Grand Rapids, almost everything would be gone. He's a big boy.
Godzilla (1954) vs. The Michigan Street Taco Bell
Godzilla (1954): 50m (164 ft) tall.
Michigan Street Taco Bell: 2 stories-ish
Who Would Win: This all depends on how we are fighting. The OG Godzilla was pretty small since Tokyo wasn't full of skyscrapers in 1954, but the Taco Bell on Michigan Street has been ruining late nights for years, to the point it has it's own subreddit.
No matter which one of these you're facing: you're probably going to have a bad time.