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Old March 16th, 2017, 11:36 AM   #161
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On Mars, you'd want to build down, not up. The surface is bathed in too much radiation to be suitable for long-term habitation. The dust storms would also mean you'd occasionally lose the view from a skyscraper for years on end. And ideally, you'd want more than one wall/window between your apartment and the near-vacuum of the Martian atmosphere.

The surface might be useful for things like greenhouses or solar farms (but again, the dust storms, so probably not), but Martian cities in general would be built underground more than above it. Any spaceports would inevitably have to be on the surface, though.
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Old March 17th, 2017, 04:31 PM   #162
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That's pretty cool but who the hell would want to work or live down there
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Old March 17th, 2017, 10:43 PM   #163
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why wouldn't you?
If the heat can be countered with AC it seems fine. And that giant atrium must be amazing to look at to say the least.
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Old March 18th, 2017, 09:38 PM   #164
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Because it's just an impossible fantasy, an "artist's impression".
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 02:22 AM   #165
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why wouldn't you?
- The risk of groundwater intrusion or other geotechnical effects.
- If a fire happens on a floor lower than you, tough luck escaping the smoke.
- Evacuating the building would be a really strenuous task if elevators weren't available.
- Windows available on one wall only, no matter where in the building.
- Getting rid of rainwater would be a chore. Getting rid of the humid air (that is, great conditions for mildew and bacteria) would be even worse.
- Transport of all waste and sewage would have to happen against the direction of gravity. All fine and dandy as long as the pumps don't break down.
- All views would inevitably be limited to the opposite wall(s), and maybe a small piece of the sky.
- You'd get sunlight only when the sun is at its zenith.
- etc.
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 06:02 AM   #166
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Designs for ‘The Big Bend’, a slender tower that would transform Manhattan’s skyline have been unveiled.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/tr...-unveiled.html

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Old March 23rd, 2017, 08:31 AM   #167
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 10:28 AM   #168
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Well, as long as they don't plan on having any floor space in there, the engineering might check out. The static part of it, at least. I don't think there exists a system strong enough to handle in a practical fashion the dynamic swaying of two towers connected by a "bridge" as wide as the towers themselves. In strong winds, each tower might sway by as much as a metre in opposite directions. Tough luck designing liveable space strong enough to handle that situation.

Overall, it seems like somebody used a Photoshop tool on 432 Park Avenue, then sent it to the Daily Mail to test their gullibility. I'd give them full score!
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Old March 24th, 2017, 12:00 AM   #170
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This is so crazy that I like it! They could use the vertical parts for residents and have one of the greatest possible observation decks in the bent part.
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Old March 24th, 2017, 10:10 AM   #171
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This is so crazy that I like it! They could use the vertical parts for residents and have one of the greatest possible observation decks in the bent part.
this is a residential tower.

Btw, this one is way too thin, thinnier and taller than 432 and must support a long bridge on top of each towers?
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Yes and elevator space? Especially if mixed use as in top is public observation? If even possible, not near practical.
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I wonder if there was any architectural idea about it? Or somebody just bent an arc, spat on it, rubbed, and said: "here be designs and dragons!"?
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Well, as long as they don't plan on having any floor space in there, the engineering might check out.
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Yes and elevator space?
"We have no time to pay" - we won't waste square footage for the elevators and floor space anymore!
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I wonder if there was any architectural idea about it? Or somebody just bent an arc, spat on it, rubbed, and said: "here be designs and dragons!"?
The architectural idea was browsing SkyscraperCity.com and finding a rejected old design for a tower in Shenzhen:

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Old March 30th, 2017, 12:16 AM   #176
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Hey look , it's april fool early
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BZfymXCPxQ



so many bullsh*t in 2 minute can't believe it
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Old March 31st, 2017, 04:12 AM   #177
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Shenzhen design is at least feasible during an economic boom.
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Old March 31st, 2017, 02:34 PM   #178
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- The risk of groundwater intrusion or other geotechnical effects.
- If a fire happens on a floor lower than you, tough luck escaping the smoke.
- Evacuating the building would be a really strenuous task if elevators weren't available.
- Windows available on one wall only, no matter where in the building.
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- Transport of all waste and sewage would have to happen against the direction of gravity. All fine and dandy as long as the pumps don't break down.
- All views would inevitably be limited to the opposite wall(s), and maybe a small piece of the sky.
- You'd get sunlight only when the sun is at its zenith.
- etc.
Also the risk of Mole People intrusion in the lower floors. Probably need reinforced concrete buffers for that. Lots of extra expense.
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Old April 17th, 2017, 12:02 AM   #179
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I found this article, but no design yet:

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/58204203.cms
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Old April 18th, 2017, 11:20 PM   #180
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there was a thread on here under megatalls; a tower that was suspended from an asteriod or something like that and i cant find it, was it removed? can anyone tell me the name of it?
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