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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 24th, 2004, 09:14 PM   #61
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I choose the Transatlantic channel.. it would a really extreme challenge..
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Old September 26th, 2004, 12:00 PM   #62
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I picked the tunnel too. I dont particularly care for flying, so that sounds cool...but I think I'd probably dislike riding in there too...unless it was completely safe with absolutely NO chance of disaster.
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Old November 13th, 2004, 05:40 PM   #63
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I voted Transatlantic Tunnel too. But I like the idea " a city in a pyramid "
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Old November 13th, 2004, 06:45 PM   #64
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City Pyramid!
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Old November 15th, 2004, 07:10 AM   #65
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If the Japan - Korea brdige can be built then the 3 largest economy's of the world can be linked together....so it makes practical sense.
South Korea and China are separated by North Korea.

The Millenium Tower, at least at the stated height of ~850m, is not "extreme". The Burj Dubai is around that tall.

How would they excavate the rubble from a transatlantic tunnel?
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Old November 15th, 2004, 07:15 AM   #66
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As I understood that it would be anchored to base of the ocean not actualy be under the sea bed
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Old November 15th, 2004, 07:24 AM   #67
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I see. That would be far safer anyway, because a separate structure would be more immune to seafloor spreading; building a tunnel underground through the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is not possible.
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Old November 18th, 2004, 08:09 PM   #68
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That space elevator is amazing. 2008, though?! No way, i dont believe they can possibly have technology to build something that huge in only 3 years. It would be cool though. It would also be cool if they built a floating space colony, like the Death Star-without the huge ass laser! I voted the Transatlantic tunnel, but cmon, its not going to happen. A tunnel across the whole Atlantic-image the danger. Who will go rescue these people if a train stops or a terroist bombs a train? They would have to travel thousands of miles to get these people help. Not to mention the lack of oxygen in the tunnel, and the amount of time and cost to build this thing. Ive also heard that the U.S.Navy is interested in a floating naval station-docks,landing strips, larger quarters-much larger than our current carriers -has anyone heard about this?

On a side note, did anyone see that special on the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan? Wow, what an amazing ship.........
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Old November 18th, 2004, 08:44 PM   #69
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This is the biggest space engineering project taking place right now, the International Space Station.



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Old February 22nd, 2005, 09:29 AM   #70
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i need a technical article about the city in a pyramid project.i am writing a research paper and i must have this kind of information which gonna help me while the writing proces...

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Old February 22nd, 2005, 07:52 PM   #71
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Bering Strait or the Gibraltar Bridge

because they are actually feasible... not the Transatlantic tunnel
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 02:00 AM   #72
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The TransAtlantic Tunnel would certainly be the coolest project, but it isn't even plausible for another 50 years. Also, the Sky City and Millennium Tower would be cool, but they're almost too easy compared to the others.

The Gibraltar Bridge, however, has been talked about for years. Last I heard, the Moroccan government was finally starting to cooperate and the bridge is now a real possibilty. Sure it would be tough, but it's nothing we couldn't handle. My vote goes to this one. The Bering Straight bridge is somewhat feasible, but would it ever be economical? The roads to that area of the country are closed half of the year anyways, not to mention how few people would actually drive across. Oh, and that Russian government, would they ever agree?

One question: Why did that photo show the space elevator constructed over the island of Celebes (no offense, Indonesia)?
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 03:16 PM   #73
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Gibraltar Bridge is the most practical, linking 2 continents in a dense area, whereas Bering Strait Bridge just profits North America (oil)> all US seems to be thinking about...
Transatlantic tunnel, yeah right...Millenium Tower bring it on, City in a pyramid, next please...
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Old February 26th, 2005, 11:59 AM   #74
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Who the hell will be driving across the Gibraltar bridge? Its not like Spain and Morocco are two giant nations, with mega cities clustered around the straits and doing tons of trade with eachother.

One ferry a day is probably all thats needed.

Grand projects can be fun, but entirely pointless and totally uneconomic projects (which each of these are) are a waste. But if some company is dumb enough to build it then I am ok with it - just dont want to see my tax dollars pissed away.
All these projects are unnessesary. It would be better if we would build a dam between africa and europe. We could produce 50% of the power Europe needs. And we could build new cities in the partially dry mediterranian. The mediterranian valley would have the best earth and it could feed whole africa.
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Old February 26th, 2005, 12:06 PM   #75
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The trns atlantic tunnel can't be build never. It would pass an earthquake area. In the middle of the atlantic the american and the eurasian plate are cathing up and causing massive earthquakes. Would you like to have an accident miles away from the next continent? I guess no.
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Old February 27th, 2005, 11:24 PM   #76
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What"s cheaper GIBRALTAR BRIDGE or THE AFROTUNNEL same place just the Tunnel will be under water
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Old February 28th, 2005, 02:02 AM   #77
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that is true, building a tunnel over these plate boundaries where there is sea floor spreading, up to a meter a year is just not a clever idea, however imagine the reducation in flights and benefits to the environment if it were built. i would love to see the tunnel built
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Old February 28th, 2005, 02:36 AM   #78
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Transatlantic tunnel, no doubt!

How can anyone compare a project like the Transatlantic tunnel with, for example, the gribraltar bridge?!
These 2 projects are from completely diferent dimensions. The transatlantic tunnel would cost like 1000 times more than the gibraltar bridge.
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Old February 28th, 2005, 10:59 AM   #79
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i vote the pyramid thing

It seems possible, just costs a lot of money.
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Old March 5th, 2005, 05:37 PM   #80
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Would it be spain paying for the gibraltar bridge? It would never be approved if it was funded by Britain which has soverignty over gibraltar. It wouldn't benefit Britain in the slightist. I would like to hear where the funding would come from. I'd vote for the transatlantic tunnel. How ace would it be to go to the U.S. from Britain in practically no time.
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