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Awesome futuristic buildings

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posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 12:45 PM
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Like many of you, I'm a big fan of fantastic architecture, so check out this one:

www.huffingtonpost.com...


Amazing architecture! Which one do you like the best?


The skyscraper with the independently-rotating floors floored me.




posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 01:01 PM
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My favorite is the Crescent Hydropolis Underwater Resort.


Crescent Hydropolis, currently being constructed in Dubai, will be the world's first luxury underwater hotel. To enter the 200 submarine suites, guests will arrive at a land station, then be transported via train to the main area of the hotel offshore. The 1.1-million-square-foot area will include a shopping mall, restaurants, movie theaters, and missile-defense system, all 60-feet underwater.


How could you go wrong?



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 01:40 PM
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I'll tell you how you could go wrong.


Dubai will go down in history as a huge failure. First they have strict laws on alcohol and drugs. Who wants to go to an amazing tourist destination and not be able to have a drink?

I know of someone who got three years in prison there for bringing porn into the country. You can't be the new vegas without that industry.

They're biting off more then they can chew. If I'm not mistaken much of the construction down there has halted considerably, and there's no way they're gonna be able to pay for all the dumb crap they're building over there. I mean even if I was a billionaire, do I really want an overpriced condo in the middle of a wasteland?

Speaking of wasteland, they've wasted their water too. The fools over there destroyed much of their irreplaceable coral reefs so they could make islands shaped like palm trees, wooohooo, retards. Way to trash the eco system for a novelty island.

The place should be considered a total disgrace by real people across the globe, but instead everyone thinks its so cool. It isn't. It's a total failure.

good bye Dubai.




posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 02:29 PM
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The Dragonfly Vertical Farm is far and away my favourite out of those.

It just looks so fantastically sci-fi and verdant!

Can you imagine those in our cities? Useful and pretty to look at!



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by DaMod
missile-defense system, all 60-feet underwater.


How could you go wrong?

Yhea were starting to see more and more of these missile defence systems in private hands no (with regards to buildings and ships - not arms dealers and such)

I know it's one kick ass bit of bling to have on your surer yaught - but do these guys know something solid? - Is it building code in Dubai?? (
I say that one only half tongue in cheek) - or is it simple paranoia over having high profile guests, and one incident would really look bad...

Also a missile defence system is presumably a missile system it's self - who knows how some drunk play boy will have the key to the control room and a vendetta?



P.s. My fav has got to be the one where all the floors are going to rotate.



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 03:00 PM
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I like the concept of vertical farms in the city but am not so sure that is where you want them...

Now line the Mississippi with them and double our food out put... that's another story!



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 05:14 PM
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I thought the underwater resort concept was pretty cool. But then again, I've always wanted to be AquaWoman.


www.huffingtonpost.com...



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 05:39 PM
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I could look at this stuff all day. Thanks for posting.

(Now if they could only be built at more fun places than Dubai)

[edit on 20-10-2009 by Skyfloating]



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 06:06 PM
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Originally posted by Skyfloating
I could look at this stuff all day. Thanks for posting.

(Now if they could only be built at more fun places than Dubai)



Hi Skyfloating,


Yea, no kidding -- why Dubai? Hot hellhole, I hear it is.


I've had dreams/ideas of building floating cities, complete with underwater sections, skyscrapers, lagoons that connect with the sea, homes, businesses, farms, boating harbors and so on. But the current state of our world won't allow for such a creation -- both on the weather aspects, as well as the financial/monetary aspects -- both of which severely restriction such ideas to flourish. In the coming 4-D dimension, though, YES, they can be created, for sure.


And your handle, "Skyfloating" alludes to another idea that I have and that is to build floating cities up in the sky, both in the sky close to Earth, as well as up in space. Again, 4-D will see a lot of those and I totally look forward to that.



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 06:28 PM
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Originally posted by Historical-Mozart
Yea, no kidding -- why Dubai? Hot hellhole, I hear it is.


I've had dreams/ideas of building floating cities, complete with underwater sections, skyscrapers, lagoons that connect with the sea, homes, businesses, farms, boating harbors and so on. But the current state of our world won't allow for such a creation


Was this one in that collection? I didn't see it but I don't think I looked at them all.




The Shimizu TRY 2004 Mega-City Pyramid is a proposed project for construction of a massive pyramid over Tokyo Bay in Japan. The structure would be 12 times higher than the Great Pyramid at Giza, and would house 750,000 people. If built, it would be the largest man-made structure in Earth's history. The structure would be 2,004 meters high and would help answer Tokyo's increasing lack of space, although the project would only handle 1/47th of the Greater Tokyo Area's population.[1]

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I'd rather live in Japan than Dubai - I can drink those middle aged Japanese business guys under the table and leave with their girlfriends before breakfast


I'd really like to see that one built in my life time.



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 06:36 PM
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I really liked the underwater resort one. I could live with that because it is completely different in some ways and similiar in others.



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 06:36 PM
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I really liked the underwater resort one. I could live with that because it is completely different in some ways and similiar in others.



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by liquidsmoke206
Dubai will go down in history as a huge failure. First they have strict laws on alcohol and drugs. Who wants to go to an amazing tourist destination and not be able to have a drink?


Muslims


I've some met some nice people who are not into either tobacco or alcohol, and have no interest in gambling.

There is a market there, dude.



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 06:44 PM
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Just thought i would add to your /our wish list of technologically 'green' architecture...

going verticle has its up & downs

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weburbanist.com...



==Green architecture comes in many forms though lately it seems like these forms are stranger than ever.
Urban skyscraper farms?
Floating eco-cities?
Glowing solar towers?
Turbine-driven skyscrapers?
Magnetically levitated wind collectors?

Where does it end?! With all of these emerging green technologies it seemed an appropriate time to take a look at seven of the most amazing real and conceptual designs currently at the forefront of ecological innovation. These examples push the limits of ecological architecture and contemporary urban design discourse.



there's at least a dozen pics of the above noted conceptual eco-friendly structures or urban planning models that are presented here...

the future ain't all gloom-&-doom it seems



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 09:08 PM
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They are amazing. Thanks for posting. I actually liked the one designed for China, in a quarry. I thought it was awesome. It would be my pick if I could visit one.

I wasn't too fond of the egg shaped one, though. It seemed a little too odd. In too much opposition to it's surroundings.

As far as Dubai, my nephew was there last year, and while the televisions in the hotel rooms have notes asking you to respect their laws/religion, and notifying you that you will be asked to leave if you are not respectful, you can go to a bar and request the bartender to send you a Thailand prostitute, and go elsewhere in the bar with her, for compensated *romance* shall we say.

You have to leave the hotel if you watch sexual activity on television, but go downstairs and have it live. Just strikes me as kinda odd.
Nonsensical.

But the buildings are beautiful, and there's some indication that some of them might actually be built. Cool.



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 09:11 PM
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For those of you who like this kind of stuff, there is a terrific blog: bldgblog.blogspot.com...

Loads of fascinating content.



posted on Oct, 21 2009 @ 02:19 AM
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Regarding Dubai, i can speak with a certain amount of inside knowledge as i currently live there! You are absolutely right that it is a city/emirate of contradictions.

Alcohol is widely available - in fact as night's on the town go, it's pretty good! All the bars are part of the hotels here, as are most of the nightclubs. It is certainly not Saudi Arabia when it comes to alcohol. Abd regarding drugs (in a previous post), correct me if i am wrong, but the whole world has "strict rules" regarding drugs - they are illegal in nearly every country in the world!

I'm not aware that the underwater place is currently being built - the construction on "The World" group of islands has halted, as have a lot of land based projects also, but construction does continue - just at a slower pace than before.

As regards futuristic buildings, can i add the following:

The artists impression:



Now the real thing:





This is FerrariWorld Abu Dhabi. The building itself is finished, and is currently being fitted out. It is the largest indoor theme park in the world, and is wholly based around the Ferrari Brand. The structure of the building is also the largest spaceframe in the world - 200,000m2.

Look out for it on TV during the F1 Grand Prix on November 1st (Abu Dhabi). It is located at the hairpin bend next to the track, and shold feature heavily in the helicopter shots.

In fact, this building is the reason I came here in the first place, as i worked on its construction!



posted on Oct, 21 2009 @ 02:25 AM
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Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
As far as Dubai, my nephew was there last year, and while the televisions in the hotel rooms have notes asking you to respect their laws/religion, and notifying you that you will be asked to leave if you are not respectful, you can go to a bar and request the bartender to send you a Thailand prostitute, and go elsewhere in the bar with her, for compensated *romance* shall we say.


In Dubai merely hugging your spouse is frowned upon. And its also arid. Hot. Despite the beautiful architecture, the place lacks heart. And by "heart" I dont mean a Thailand Prostitute.



[edit on 21-10-2009 by Skyfloating]



posted on Oct, 21 2009 @ 02:31 AM
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Floating-cities, Flying-cities, Ocean-Cities....thats what I was expecting before I was born here but the travel-angels made a mistake and incarnated me 400 years earlier than expected.



posted on Oct, 21 2009 @ 02:35 AM
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Fancy seeing you here!!! It's currently around 35 degrees. Nice and warm! Although in July/August it can get to 50 degrees, with 90% humidity day after day. Yes....that's not very nice at all! Heat stress, heat exhaustion and even death are likely occurrences, especially in construction. And that's just from the weather.

But between now and, say, April, it's actually really really nice weather.

And yes...prostitution is rife. There is apparently somehting like 20,000 prostitutes in Dubai city alone - i suppose becasue most perople who come here do so to earn more money, and come alone (men). Men + No woman + Money to burn + alcohol = Prostitute heaven!



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