[ExI] Orbital skyscraper proposal
dsunley at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 04:15:53 UTC 2017
There are elements in here that strongly suggest parody.
"Since this new tower typology is suspended in the air, it can be
constructed anywhere in the world and transported to its final location.
The proposal calls for Analemma to be constructed over Dubai, which has
proven to be a specialist in tall building construction at one fifth the
cost of New York City construction."
On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 6:08 PM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
> Another space elevator design, with no consideration of material strength,
> orbital traffic management, or the other well known problems of space
> Glad to see more enthusiasm, but why do so many people keep making big
> shows out of reinventing the wheel, if they want to be believed that
> they're doing anything new?
> On Mar 23, 2017 1:57 PM, "BillK" <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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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