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The Institute for Extraspatial Studies, also referred to as the Institute for Transdimensional Studies, was a facility owned by Adrian Veidt. It was believed to be a research laboratory in search of extra-dimensional energy sources, however, it secretly served an essential role in Veidt's plans to save humanity.


Construction for the Institute for Extraspatial Studies was completed on November 1981. During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Adrian Veidt invited the world's greatest scientists to help him solve the universe's greatest mysteries.[1]

The Institute was located on the southeast corner of fortieth and seventh in Herald Square across the Utopia cinema and Promethean Cab Co. in midtown Manhattan. Its chief physicist was Ed Corey, and was funded by Dimensional Developments.[2] The Institute had been working on machines called CX-924 teleportation windows that would open portals to other dimensions with the purpose of extracting energy resources. Both the Institute and Dimensional Developments were owned by Veidt Enterprises.[3]

On November 2nd, 1985, a giant alien monster materialized from inside the building,[4] destroying it utterly, and killing everyone inside.[5] Since the Institute was working on portals to other dimensions, Adrian Veidt had the world believe that the lab was considered inadvertently responsible for bringing a transdimensional alien to Earth.

After the Dimensional Incursion Event, the building was demolished and being framed by Pyramid Construction.