Heh. Turns out it was a fully operational battle station after all. A nifty marketing ploy by the shoe company with the three stripes allows you to send a Google maps image to a pal showing his or her neighborhood obliterated by a commercially hijacked Death Star.
Yes, this may explain why you felt a great disturbance in The Force — as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. Yes, something terrible has happened. In any event, here's City Hall blowed up good, blowed up real good: