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Originally posted by postings
I have read about this, and at first all of the things you mentioned sounded VERY attractive, but I bet it isn't for everyone. For instance:
-What if I want a yard, and a pet?
-How is drainage handled?
-How is it safeguarded against a terrorist attack?
-What about earthquakes?
Originally posted by dawnstar
can you imagine the time it would take to clean up the mess if it was hit like the world trade center was???
although, I do like the idea of our cities being enclosed buildings with everything retail, residential, industry, gov't ect...within it...would save on fossil fuels. Just would rather it only be on or two stories, spread out, built like a fortress, and well, having electic mini-trains or something for tranportation to get around inside it.
Originally posted by Murcielago
The costs of this building would be staggering, and thats the only reason that I think this amazing structure wont get built. If it does get built theres a good chance that it will be in Japan, since its very crowded there, and can only grow upwards. BTW, is this a real concept, or just the Discovery Channel using there overactive imagination?
Originally posted by Flinx
There are plenty of tall buildings around the world and someone's only flown a plane into one (or should I say two) once in human history.
[edit on 3/31/2005 by Flinx]