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Tokyo's Sky City

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posted on Apr, 1 2005 @ 01:23 AM
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Originally posted by Ohio_Ron

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]


The links I have provided, are a quick search. I'm not trying to be an a-hole, just pointing out that it has happened before.


history1900s.about.com...

www.usatoday.com...

uuhsc.utah.edu...

clubs.calvin.edu...



Ok...maybe I spoke to quickly. Consider me corrected.
It has happened before but it's never taken a buidling down I actually remember some of these incidents.

I still stand by my points that 1.) We can't let 9-11 stop us from building tall structures and 2.) A plane would do nothing to a structure of that size.




posted on Apr, 1 2005 @ 03:05 AM
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i think this idea could be benificial to the environment as less ground would be taken up for new cities in rural areas more business would be in these places so eventually surrounding cities would be starved of business and would be more than likely knocked down for national parks

but for somthing that tall i would imagine the higher up you get the bigger sized rooms there will be sort of a ellitist hyrachy think how cramped the lower rooms would be!



posted on Apr, 1 2005 @ 03:53 AM
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I remember watching a doc on this, it will consume so much steel that several countires will have to be supplying it at once



posted on Apr, 1 2005 @ 04:14 AM
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Is anyone familiar with the Warhammer 40K universe and the concept of "hives"? The Sky City arcology seems to be a prototype to them....but not as dirty and miserable.



posted on Apr, 1 2005 @ 02:01 PM
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klain
but for somthing that tall i would imagine the higher up you get the bigger sized rooms there will be sort of a ellitist hyrachy think how cramped the lower rooms would be!

-what? I'm a little confused by that? I'm assuming that you think that near the bottom the rooms would be small because of structural support.? If so, thats not the case, as you can see in that firt picture of it, it has massive mega-columns, and thats what will support its weight.



posted on Apr, 2 2005 @ 12:20 PM
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It looks pretty cool and I've seen the special on EXTREME ENGINEERING. Good stuff.

I'd live in it.



posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 05:13 PM
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i think thats it's a truely amazing idea.

i watched the discovery channels program on it and it stated that after completing the first "floor" of sorts they would start to move people in while construction was going on.

I know it might sound crazy but something on this scale would totally change the city and would make all the other buildings obsolete. so i was think that maybe while they were building it they could recycle the overcrowded city and put those resourses to use in building it. No reason to build another city when you could just recycle the one you have into a better one.

yes im sure plenty of people would have to be persuaded but i think it sounds like a good idea

and about terrorist attackes and earthquakes and such, i doubt a building of this magnitude would suffer much if at all.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 10:08 AM
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i would like to know if there is any information on how much of the building has been built and if there is any information on how long before it will be habitable and any date of completion?



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 10:57 AM
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i just want to know if anybody outhere knows how much the pendulum that hangs down the center from top to bottom weighs.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 12:10 PM
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It would be even cooler if they actually flied...



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 02:56 AM
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I like the idea of modernization. It sort of reminds me of The Fifth Element how everything was built vertically. Although I couldn't see those of us that have a fear of heights living more than the 4th floor up



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 03:00 PM
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love that film. also last i heard it was something like a giant metal ball that hangs from four pistons and it sways in countenance to the sway of the building. but that was a while ago so could have changed.



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