March 29, 2017

A skyscraper suspended in air

A skyscraper suspended in air

This is perhaps one of the boldest and nuttiest ideas I’ve heard from Architects in a long time. It will probably will cost a fortune to build! Still, this really pushes the envelope.

The skyscraper would be suspended from an asteroid orbiting Earth at 50,000 km (31,068 miles) above the surface. The building itself would be positioned roughly 32 km (20 miles) above the surface. via Science Alert

But wait, how do people exit a building that’s suspended tens of thousands of kilometres above Earth?

Oh, parachutes.

That cracks me up.


Interesting


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