At the end of The Avengers, Stark Tower, the monument to Tony Stark’s extreme narcissism scarring New York’s skyline, was badly damaged. Only the A remained, and in the Avengers font, no less. Although Stark never visits New York in Iron Man 3, he seems to have been busy rebuilding, as Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently told SlashFilm that Stark Tower makes an appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
You get a quick glimpse, I don’t know if you noticed, of the new Stark Tower – which is not the Stark Tower it’s the new Avengers Tower in Captain America: The Winter Soldier]. We show it in there. It goes by *snaps* real fast during that [SPOILER] sequence. But it’s there.
It seems like an Easter egg they dropped in to establish the location for Avengers: Age of Ultron, but that’s pure speculation. All Marvel movies have ties to the rest of the cinematic universe, and this one is no exception. That's part of the fun.
I saw the movie this week, and I didn’t notice the tower. But if you know it’s coming, maybe you can keep an eye out. I won’t fill in the slightly spoilery word, but I’ll tell you it comes at a time when a lot of people and places are flashing by onscreen. The more eagle-eyed among you may spot it and some other Marvel Phase 3 clues. I’ll be looking for it when I re-watch it after the movie comes out on (say it with me!) April 4.