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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 May 28th, 2005, 06:36 AM   #121
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gibraltar bridge will cost 15bn? thats the same as the "BIG DIG" in Boston, what a bargain! but seriously 3000 ft towers? my god!! a little excessive for a 9 mile bridge don't you think?
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Old May 31st, 2005, 03:45 PM   #122
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The transatlantic tunnel official website. Construction to start soon .

http://www.transatlantys.com/



Ok it's a joke, but the website is cool.
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Old May 31st, 2005, 04:05 PM   #123
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A lot of this stuff creeps me out!!!
It seems too surreal. Especailly the transatlantic.
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Old June 1st, 2005, 04:30 AM   #124
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That worldwide speed-train project would be very cool, and very useful. Good luck getting every country involved to oblige though :~.
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Old June 3rd, 2005, 09:10 PM   #125
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Why to build a transatlantic tunnel? I think a transatlantic hoovercraft service ( http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...41#post4341541 ) would make more sense!
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Old June 3rd, 2005, 09:12 PM   #126
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I suggest a suspension bridge over the atlantic.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 06:11 PM   #127
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i really am surprised only 5% of the forum want to see the freedom ship built! the others, with the exception of bridges/tunnels are just skyscrapers that will otherwise be built - and one that we have plenty of on this forum.

freedom ship is so unique - such an amazing idea!
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Old June 7th, 2005, 03:47 AM   #128
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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.
British Gibraltar is only that small cape in the right, not all the strait's coast:


...so the bridge (or, probably, tunnel) is a project between Spain and Morocco, both countries have been talking about this for years. It will benefit the commerce (all the trucks who now must take ferrys to cross the strait) and of course the normal traffic of people (tourists mostly). The bad thing: illegal inmigration.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 05:23 AM   #129
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Awesome thread.

My fav. has to be the transatlantic tunnel, though.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 08:44 AM   #130
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I'd say the Gibraltar Bridge, it's the only one which seems somewhat realistic and which i like the idea of
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Old June 8th, 2005, 07:06 PM   #131
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What about the Death Star??
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Old June 13th, 2005, 04:44 PM   #132
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On http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_elevator there is an interesting article about space elevators!
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Old June 14th, 2005, 03:16 PM   #133
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Transatlantic Tunnel


http://media.dsc.discovery.com/conve...teractive.html





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Old June 15th, 2005, 04:08 PM   #134
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I know how about a bridge to the moon! Stop day dreaming folks. These projects are a bit too ahead of their time. A decade or two we could see the gibralter bridge, i don't put money on anything else
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Old November 26th, 2010, 05:59 PM   #135
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How about borg cube or earth spacedock in star trek?
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Old November 26th, 2010, 08:14 PM   #136
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Millenium Tower

Imagine a skyscraper almost twice the size of the Empire State Building. This colossus would be a city within a city, hosting its own hospitals, schools, and a range of entertainment and retail options large enough to attract and keep the traffic necessary for the financial success of such an endeavor.

Stats:
Height: 2,755 feet, 170 stories
Resident Population: 52,000
Elevator Traffic: 100,000 people per day
Location: Hong Kong Harbor
Closest Living Relative: Petronas Towers, Kuala Lampur (1,483 feet, 88 stories)
Construction Duration: Approximately 10 years
Cost: $10 billion

This made my day...
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