Check out this incredibly detailed, starkly rendered artwork from Katsuhiro Otomo's original Akira comic. You can see every beam and window of Neo Tokyo as it's destroyed.
Sci-Fi-O-Rama scanned in these images from the end of Akira book three, as published by Dark Horse Comics, and the level of detail you can see in the high-res scans is just phenomenal. It feels like a real city, and the blank whiteness of the destruction encroaching on it feels visceral. Check out a few more here, and more Akira stuff at the link. [Sci-Fi-O-Rama]