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Chicago Skyscraper Plans to Pierce the Sky!

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posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 10:00 PM

Originally posted by Vorta
I once heard about huge problems with building at certain heights. Such as wind speeds. I remember watching videos of a tower gently rocking back and forth. I think there were many big problems with working big.

The top few floors of the Sears tower are still unihabitable becuase of movement. The top few floors of the WTC buildings also swayed more than some people could handle. This is why most new buildings have spires, etc. to make them tall rather than occupied floors. The Sears Tower still has the highest occupied floor of any building in the world, and it is almost 30 years old.

posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 10:14 PM
A little Dramamine goes a long way!

posted on Aug, 16 2005 @ 12:12 AM

I like the idea of a big tower.. a big tower is one thing though, check out the nuts who want to build the space elevator j/k

- The space elevator idea is a good concept, and I hope to ride up one in a couple decades.

Your probably the 'nut' who thinks it will be built the same way a normal elevator is built.

posted on Aug, 16 2005 @ 12:15 AM
Is anyone else impressed with modern engineering which doesn't allow buildings such as the Petronyas towers to sink into the ground? I imagine with all that weight there is a very serious problem with that, but they manage to deal with the issue and build such skyscrappers anyway.

posted on Aug, 17 2005 @ 12:03 AM
New York doesn't have that problem because of its hard bed rock.

posted on Aug, 17 2005 @ 01:15 AM
if you think thats impressive check out the "Ultima" tower proposed in 1993 it will probably never go off the drawing board and with a price tag of 150,000,000,000.00 dollars it proabably never will but it is good to dream

Project Owner: None
Location: Any densely populated urban environment
Date: 1991
Cost: $150,000,000,000.00
Population: 1,000,000 people
Exterior surface area of building: 150,000,000 square feet
Enclosed volume: 53,000,000,000 cubic feet
Square footage: 1,500,000,000
Total enclosed acreage: 39,000 acres
Elevator speed: 20 feet per second (13 miles per hour) 9 minutes and 40 seconds to reach the top floor from the ground floor.
Dimensions: Height--10,560 feet; Diameter at the base--6000 feet; Number of stories--500;
Total Square Feet: Approximately 5,000,000 square feet

posted on Aug, 17 2005 @ 02:06 AM
thats one big building!

The modern day version is probably Tokyo's "Sky City", which would be built in Tokyo...but now its just a dream, but someday it will will probably be built, since Japan is running out of room.
heres a little clip of sky city.
Tokyo's Sky City

posted on Aug, 17 2005 @ 02:29 AM
They should make it spin slowly with the wind, then it would really look like a drill bit, and it could generate electricity.

How cool could that be if you had a slowly spinning drill bit building on your skyline?

Can't wait for a few million years, skylines all over the world will look like rows of needles or daggers. Very futuristic, this future is shaping up to be.

posted on Aug, 17 2005 @ 12:44 PM

Originally posted by WyrdeOne

Can't wait for a few million years, skylines all over the world will look like rows of needles or daggers.

A few million years?

In the year 2525
If man is still alive.
If woman can survive, they may find.

In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies.
Everything you think, do and say, is in the pill you took today.

In the year 4545
Ain't gonna need your teeth, won't need your eyes.
You won't find a thing to chew.
Nobody's gonna look at you.

In the year 5555
Your arms hanging limp at your sides.
Your legs got nothing to do.
Some machine doing that for you.

In the year 6565
Ain't gonna need no husband, won't need no wife.
You'll pick your son, pick your daughter too.
From the bottom of a long glass tube. Whoa-oh

In the year 7510
If God's a-comin, he oughta make it by then.
Maybe he'll look around himself and say.
Guess it's time for the judgment day.

In the year 8510
God is gonna shake his mighty head.
He'll either say.I'm pleased where man has been.
Or tear it down and start again. Whoa-oh

In the year 9595
I'm kinda wonderin if man is gonna be alive.
He's taken everything this old Earth can give.
And he ain't put back nothing.Whoa-oh

Now it's been ten thousand years
Man has cried a billion tears.
For what he never knew,
now man's reign is through.

But through eternal night.
The twinkling of starlight.
So very far away.
Maybe it's only yesterday.

In the year 2525
If man is still alive.
If woman can survive, they may find.

In the year 3535 [fade]

That's today's "anoyiing song in my head."

posted on Aug, 17 2005 @ 12:50 PM
It actually is an attractive form,

But i am sure jokes containing a reference to 'screw' will be unending.

If anything goes wrong it will be called a 'screw up'.

Or if there are disagreements about construction or anything it will be 'screw you'

Or if the architect or builder do something wrong they will have a 'screw loose' or a 'loose screw'

posted on Aug, 17 2005 @ 12:53 PM
Skyscrapers will become obsolete eventually gradually being replaced by self-sustaining arcologies. When the technology gets their I'm sure the Japanese will be the first to develop such technology. If the growth rate of the population and of cities keeps the way it is, we'll level out at around 8-9 billion people with 70+% of them living in highly dense and decentralised urban area's. With so many people living in such a cramped area we will have to grow up and down, I see subterrainian and maybe even underwater cities becoming feasible. 100 years from now maybe the next growth trend will be people living off planet. This is the reason why I hope to live for a very long time, I want to see all of this happen.

posted on Aug, 17 2005 @ 03:36 PM
Ok did anyone see what that Gibraltar bridge is supposed to look like?

Discovery has a pic of it superimposed on a map of NYC to give perspective.

Holy crap... 3000 feet tall, miles and miles long. Wow.

posted on Aug, 17 2005 @ 05:19 PM
Are they actually going ahead with that bridge or is it still just a concept?

posted on Aug, 17 2005 @ 06:08 PM

Originally posted by sardion2000
Are they actually going ahead with that bridge or is it still just a concept?

its 100% fantasy...its about as real as me winning the lottery tomorrow(and I didn't even buy a ticket).

I like the bridge...but dont see it ever being built.

and sardion...I dont think your alone in wanting to see all that happen, but I doubt the underground part. bet, people like to have a good view, which you can have from a skyscrapper or an underwater complex, people want windows.

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