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Old September 21st, 2013, 11:46 PM   #21
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Trust me folks, in 400 years X-seed 4000 will be considered a mere highrise. The question isn't whether such tall buildings will be built, the question is when will they be built and more importantly, will we live to see them? Only time can tell, but in my opinion the development of tall buildings will become more and more important in the future as the population will grow and the availability of land will decrease. Although in a century or so colonies on other planets and moons in our solar system might help supply the raw materials for ultratall construction, however that is just speculation of a 2010s man, so I'm pretty sure the future will prove us all wrong. I bet that if this thread gets somehow archived, in a century it'll be as retro and funny as Jules Verne vooks are today. But we need to keep thinking and imagining ahead cause today's visions might be tomorrow's technology ........
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Old September 27th, 2013, 07:31 PM   #22
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Tall Tower project

The tallest skyscraper ever (designed)

Science-fiction author Neal Stephenson has designed a 20-kilometer (12.4-mile) concept skyscraper from which objects could be easily launched into outer space. The Tower Project is a Project Hieroglyph collaboration at Arizona State University's Center for Science and the Imagination.

"It ends up being all about wind," Stephenson told the BBC. "In a windless environment, making a structure that tall would almost be trivial. But when you build something that is going to poke up through and get hit by the jet stream from time to time, then it becomes shockingly difficult."

Stephenson worked with Professor Keith Hjelmstad, a civil engineer at Arizona State University, to develop the proposal. The idea is imagined as a steel-based structure in order to lend an air of plausibility.



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Old September 27th, 2013, 07:58 PM   #23
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I want to build a tower that extends into space. If we build a tower on top of Everest, then it wouldn't cost as much as building it from sea level.

If the tower reaches 150km above sea level, it then becomes weightless and thus defies any building obstacles.

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Old September 27th, 2013, 09:20 PM   #24
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Eugene Tsui, best architect in human history
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