posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 12:41 PM
I am interested in how they are going to make "cliffs for climbing" out of dirt, rocks, and rubble without it being a masonary block wall with preset
anchorpoints. Nice for little kids I guess.
Even solid granite mountains have nasty erosion problems. With 31+ inches yearly in this area, and no real dry-season, constant heavy machinery
maintence and rebuilding of slides will prevent this being profitable if the end result could be anything close to the artists rendition (which is
very unrealistic but pretty). At this size and material composition if the slope is >27 degrees catastrophic failure is predictable. Made with solid
stone throughout, it doesn't work at the angles shown in the conceptual drawing.
Add in vibrational settling of rainwater groundseep voids from road traffic and machinery and yes, you could end up with a gently sloping mound a mile
high but many more miles in cross-section. Hardly a proper mountain. Because the base compressional rate is exponential, not cummulative.
Maybe with reinforced concrete they could accomplish this but this:
Cost over 20 billion dollars, and by comparison is just a molehill
edit on 23-8-2011 by twinmommy38 because: spelling as usual