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Freedom Ship - the City at sea

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posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 11:58 AM
In the same way that the Dubai island projects fascinated me, I find the concept of a HUGE passenger barge, capable of holding 18,000 apartments, interesting.

Envision an ideal place to live or run a business, a friendly, safe and secure community with large areas of open space and extensive entertainment and recreational facilities. Finally, picture this community continually moving around the world. You are beginning to understand the Freedom Ship concept of a massive ocean-going vessel. With a design length of 4,500 feet, a width of 750 feet, and a height of 350 feet, Freedom Ship would be more than 4 times longer than the Queen Mary. The design concepts include a mobile modern city featuring luxurious living, an extensive duty-free international shopping mall, and a full 1.7 million square foot floor set aside for various companies to showcase their products.
Freedom Ship would not be a cruise ship, it is proposed to be a unique place to live, work, retire, vacation, or visit. The proposed voyage would continuously circle the globe, covering most of the world's coastal regions. Its large fleet of commuter aircraft and hydrofoils would ferry residents and visitors to and from shore. The airport on the ship's top deck would serve private and small commercial aircraft (up to about 40 passengers each). The proposed vessel's superstructure, rising twenty-five stories above its broad main deck, would house residential space, a library, schools, and a first-class hospital in addition to retail and wholesale shops, banks, hotels, restaurants, entertainment facilities, casinos, offices, warehouses, and light manufacturing and assembly enterprises. Finally, this concept would include a wide array of recreational and athletic facilities, worthy of a world-class resort, making Freedom Ship a veritable "Community on the Sea."

I'm not certain I'd pay that sort of money to live there, but there's something really intriguing in the idea of it all.

From what I gather from reading at its website, it's still a work in progress. I get the feeling it's all 'vaporware' if you know what I mean. But it would be a marvel on all sorts of levels if they did get it together.

posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 05:57 PM
It is a pretty cool idea and all, but it will never happen, unless Bill Gates decides to give half his money to the project or something like that.

It really is'nt economically feasable, I mean yeah it would make back the money that was needed to rebuild it, and make profit for the donor people/companies/organisations involved, how many people would actually live on it or visit it?

posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 06:07 PM
Actually, the Japanese are already looking into artificial moveable islands...
I think they even have a partially floating airport now.

I think it could be easier than pie...
I'll just start saving my 2 liter bottles, and tie them together with twine...
in no time, i will have several acres of floating land...

great way to recycle also...artifical island

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