[ExI] Orbital skyscraper proposal
pharos at gmail.com
Thu Mar 23 20:55:59 UTC 2017
An architecture firm has proposed a super tall skyscraper hanging from
asteroid orbiting earth.
Analemma inverts the traditional diagram of an earth-based foundation,
instead depending on a space-based supporting foundation from which
the tower is suspended. This system is referred to as the Universal
Orbital Support System (UOSS). By placing a large asteroid into orbit
over earth, a high strength cable can be lowered towards the surface
of earth from which a super tall tower can be suspended.
They do say that property prices there would be quite high. :)
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