Advice greatly needed.

Ok, I was working with my brother to make a scene for his tower he modeled. Its a simple model. He said its a Teen Titan tower thats in the form of a T. He has it textured with windows and such, and he wants it in a scene. The problem is, when he uses a plane it winds up looking like its in a room. He wants it to look like its on the outside like on an island. So if anyone can give me some pointers or suggestions on what to use please respond.

ok first off i have seen the show so he needs to put a GRID and turn noise on in the edit buttons in edit mode. as for the room problem try getting a pic of a city skyline and setting it as the world texture or as the back buffer image.