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View Poll Results: Should it be built?
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Old January 27th, 2013, 07:04 PM   #41
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This sounds impossible.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 10:13 PM   #42
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I really like Kiboko's idea.
There are 38 mountains over 2 km high in Greece.
The Netherlands could lease one of them for a century and build infrastructure there for the Winter Olympics. Both parties benefit immensely!
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Old January 28th, 2013, 12:44 AM   #43
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This project isn't going to happen.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 12:29 AM   #44
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the mountain is going to be built with kevlar..


is it going to be hollow then? if it is, why also not build an entire city in it!
more weed pls..
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Old January 29th, 2013, 02:11 AM   #45
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the mountain is going to be built with kevlar..


is it going to be hollow then? if it is, why also not build an entire city in it!
more weed pls..
This is exactly what I thought.

First, you can't just 'build' a mountain by trowing enough sand and rocks on a pile. It doesn't work that way. A real mountain consists of HUGE slices of rock that go hundred of meters deep.

So basically you would need to construct the mountain (a pile of sand and rock will be gone after a few have rainfalls) with steel and concrete inside. The costs would be astronomical. I think you could even build some space stations for that price.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 05:32 PM   #46
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Project Basecamp is derived from and part of the Dutch Mountain project, carried out by the ‘Die berg komt er!’ foundation. The aim of this project is to build a 2 km-high artificial mountain, designed to provide renewable energy, food, fresh water and numerous sport, health and leisure facilities. A great variety of companies participate in this enterprise, largely voluntary.

Building the Dutch Mountain is an ambitious plan, challenging both our technical skills and imagination beyond their limits. Regardless of whether it will ever be built, the creative process triggered by the mountain is an achievement in itself. The imaginary mountain brings together various types of knowledge, skills and perspectives. This spontaneous mix is of great value: it is a true example of open innovation.

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Old April 7th, 2013, 06:06 PM   #47
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Looks like a supervillain hq.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 06:20 PM   #48
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I understood wrong...mountain?...it doesn't make sense...it would make more sense if it was a normal building....
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Old April 7th, 2013, 07:07 PM   #49
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I don't really know what to think of this. I'm all for crazy ideas, but I don't quite get the business idea behind it.
There are plenty of man-made hills brought by by-product of big projects spanning tens of years, but purposely build kevlar mountain is certainly something different.

If they can truly harness something new that comes from the hollow mountain in the area in the above mentioned renewable energy, food production etc, maybe there is some idea behind it. But again what exact benefits would the mountain bring in relation to the costs with renewable energy production and so on?

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Looks like a supervillain hq.
My first thought.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 08:38 PM   #50
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looks amazing, too bad it is just batshit crazy insane and impossible to do.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 10:24 PM   #51
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At least, they had a great idea by solar panels.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 11:06 PM   #52
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Nice vision. There it starts and there it also ends ........
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Old April 9th, 2013, 03:52 PM   #53
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it's not that crazy, flevoland is about 1.400.000 square kilometers and the dutch brought it to life
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Old April 9th, 2013, 11:32 PM   #54
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but that is like saying i can paint a huge wall with paint, so i can also fill my pool with paint for a similar price. a rather thin layer of land reclaiming is not building a mountain. also reclaiming the land and putting hundret thousands of people on it gives you more money back than building a mountain in the ocean to just build a "thing", so it actually makes sense
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Old April 10th, 2013, 12:23 AM   #55
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But again what exact benefits would the mountain bring in relation to the costs with renewable energy production and so on?
A steep mountainous route for Dutch cyclists for practicing the Tour de France. no more no less

But i find it remarkable there are several representatives of different engineering companies present in this consortium.

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Old April 10th, 2013, 08:35 PM   #56
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but that is like saying i can paint a huge wall with paint, so i can also fill my pool with paint for a similar price. a rather thin layer of land reclaiming is not building a mountain. also reclaiming the land and putting hundret thousands of people on it gives you more money back than building a mountain in the ocean to just build a "thing", so it actually makes sense
yes you're probably right, i would love to see something like this it isn't impossible but money plays a big role
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Old April 10th, 2013, 08:46 PM   #57
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Its cool that they brainstorm this, though i can't possibly imagine they manage to build something like this in any foreseeable future!
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Old April 10th, 2013, 11:40 PM   #58
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it looks a bit like a volcanic island. Still I think it has no chance.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 10:56 PM   #59
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^ you're indeed talking about a country that has been arguing for well over 50 years about a 7 kilometer stretch of highway that is missing in between The Hague and Rotterdam, and finally allotted almost € 900 million to get the thing finished.

Good luck with the procedures and the finances on a 2 km tall structure in the sea.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 11:58 PM   #60
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This would be so expensive that even the Arab sheiks wouldn't consider it.
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