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View Poll Results: Which feat of EXTREME ENGINEERING do you want built?
Tokyo's Sky City 59 15.53%
Bridge over the Bering Strait 28 7.37%
Transatlantic Tunnel 137 36.05%
City in a Pyramid 28 7.37%
Millennium Tower 32 8.42%
Gibraltar Bridge 73 19.21%
Freedom Ship 23 6.05%
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Old September 9th, 2004, 11:10 AM   #41
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That would be awesome.
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Old September 9th, 2004, 07:36 PM   #42
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I would like that we could build a DEATH STAR!! Bush would fire it at Iraq not knowing it would destroy the whole Earth!!
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Old September 9th, 2004, 09:49 PM   #43
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Bridge over the Bering Strait for me!
although the most avantageous to me would be the transatlantic tunnel, from NYC to europe, I would love to see a bridge over the Bering Strait. The Gibraltar seems awesome, but it's nothing when compared to driving over the Bering Strait. Imagine the road trip!
and they've started a new season of Extreme engineering, I haven't been able to watch it, but I've caught pieces of the Turning Torso episode
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Old September 9th, 2004, 11:32 PM   #44
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The Gibraltar Bridge. It's the most attainable goal with today's technology. The others might just be somebody elses illusions of grandeur.
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Old September 10th, 2004, 10:02 AM   #45
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I think the Millenium Tower is easily the most attainable of these projects.

clive, I disagree that cities are not overcrowded. Maybe Tokyo isn't overcrowded to you, but cities like Dhaka and Lagos are severely overcrowded.
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Old September 10th, 2004, 11:14 PM   #46
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Space Elevator

How's this for "extreme engineering" ... ?



Space elevator

A space elevator, also known as a space bridge, is in a class of spacecraft propulsion technology concepts that are aimed at improving access to space. A space elevator connects a planet's surface with space via a cable. It is also called a geosynchronous orbital tether or a beanstalk (in reference to the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk). It is one kind of skyhook.

A space elevator on Earth could permit sending objects and astronauts to space at costs only a fraction of those associated with current means. Constructing one would, however, be a vast project, and the elevator would have to be built of a material that could endure tremendous stress while also being light-weight, cost-effective, and manufactureable. A considerable number of other novel engineering problems would also have to be solved to make a space elevator practical. Today's technology does not meet these requirements. However, optimists say that we could develop the necessary technology by 2008 [1] (http://liftport.com/research2.php) and finish building the first space elevator by 2018.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_elevator



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Old September 10th, 2004, 11:17 PM   #47
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excellent graphic wjfox!
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Old September 10th, 2004, 11:42 PM   #48
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Building the Freedom ship is a waste of steel. What if that ship sinks, I don't think anybody would wanna raise it back up or retrieve the steels underwater.
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Old September 11th, 2004, 10:10 AM   #49
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I seriously want to see the Millenium Tower to be completed for a few reasons:

1. This project is very possible and it could start with the technology that we have today.

2. This project's cost is quite efficient because it provides a population of 10,000 people and with those people paying fees, the developer will be able to earn some profit.

3. This tower is hoped and visioned by many people, so building it would be a dream come true for many people.
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Old September 17th, 2004, 08:18 PM   #50
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Transatlantic Tunnel !
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Old September 17th, 2004, 11:37 PM   #51
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all of these projects seem to be reasonable, excpet this freedom ship! you gotta build a new harbor for this one and you can't go through thin straits!

the gibraltar bridge and the transatlantic tunnel would both make sense for our international infrastructure! it just needs dozens of years! am not sure though if a bridge between southern spain and africa will ever pay off???

sky city is a bit ahead of time and people living in the sky wouldn't solve any problems at all!

i'd say it's a difficult question, but the transatlantic tunnel would make much sense! no pollution and much faster than plane!
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Old September 18th, 2004, 12:07 AM   #52
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I don't think so. It will be disastrous if any terrorists take bombs into the transatlantic tunnel. Maybe anything above mentioned seems having the possibility to be the aims of terrorists.
Oh, I am a little negative!
hope all the designs can come true !
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Old September 18th, 2004, 12:24 AM   #53
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but you can't live in fear only! there are so many places and things already built that could be attacked
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Old September 18th, 2004, 12:51 AM   #54
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the gibraltar bridge and the transatlantic tunnel would both make sense for our international infrastructure! it just needs dozens of years! am not sure though if a bridge between southern spain and africa will ever pay off???
It would, in spades. The benefits to tourism alone would be massive - its a bridge between two continents, not just spain and morocco, or wherever...
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Old September 18th, 2004, 01:03 AM   #55
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just wondering if there really will be many people using this bridge?
do you know which cities it will connect?
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Old September 18th, 2004, 06:14 AM   #56
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The transatlantic tunnel? Where is the plans for this monster?
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Old September 18th, 2004, 06:19 AM   #57
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Quote:
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just wondering if there really will be many people using this bridge?
do you know which cities it will connect?
same question
i like the Space elevator as current means of space travel are so dated and limited check out http://www.liftport.com/
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Old September 18th, 2004, 06:48 AM   #58
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Gibraltar bridge is really huge, and the project i wanna see built is Tokyo Millenium tower; its altitude is easier to reach nowadays.......!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old September 24th, 2004, 07:01 PM   #59
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Guyz, I think there is an on going project for a Gibraltar Tunnel
not a bridge.

After all tunnels of similar climax, have already been Constructed
My favorite: Hokkaido-Sapporo (Seikan)
(This is extreme engineering!)

54Km
plus 90km emergency and auxiliary galleries
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Old September 24th, 2004, 08:42 PM   #60
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I think the trans-atlantic Tunnel would be pretty amazing
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