The Gotham Observatory is a large statue like structure in central Gotham City. The building resembles that of the character Atlas from Greek mythology.
The observatory was broken into by Mr. Freeze, with the help of Bane, who used the powerful telescope to magnify diamond energy to freeze Gotham solid using Mr. Freeze's technology. However the pair were stopped by Batman, Robin and Batgirl.
- Mr. Freeze's plot to freeze Gotham solid was in an early draft of Batman Returns as The Penguin's scheme.