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The incredible mile-long floating city

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posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 12:59 PM
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It looks like the floating city is back on track as a live project. I think the name is also very significant, Freedom Ship. Imagine our oceans dotted with this cities, perhaps even free from the influences of land based governments.

The incredible mile-long floating city

    The Freedom Ship is 25 storeys high, features a casino, art gallery, park, shopping centre
    The concept, designed by a Florida-based company would cost $10billion
    The vessel could house 50,000 people and hold an extra 30,000 visitors
    The ship would constantly sail around the world doing a full circuit every two years


Designed by Freedom Ship International (FSI), the vessel is set to cost $10 billion and would weigh 2.7 million tonnes - meaning it would be too big to ever enter a port. This means the ocean community would spend the whole time at sea, circling the globe twice a year.

During this time, FSI claim the ship would spend 70 per cent off the shore of major cities and 30 per cent moving between countries.

The route would take the ship from the east coast of the U.S across the Atlantic Ocean into Europe, passing Italy before looping back and sailing around Africa, across to Australia, heading north into Asia before spending the end of the year on the west coast of America and into South America.

‘Happily, though it has experienced a hiatus, the Freedom Ship now looks as if it is a live project again. In the last six months we're getting more interest in the project and we are hopeful we will raise the $1 billion to begin construction.’

Power for the vessel would come from various sources including wave and solar power and on-board generators.

Visitors will be able to leave the ship, either by plane or boat, to visit cities and countries where the ship will also pick up supplies as and when needed.







posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 01:12 PM
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Looks like this guy designed aircraft carriers made of legos before designing this. Neat concept, but it could look much better.



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 01:17 PM
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sounds great but what happenes when there is a tsunami



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 01:21 PM
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Well it does have a small airport on the top so it's going to look a little like an aircraft carrier.

I can't wait to see the look on the Somalian pirates face when this baby comes cruising past. Hopefully it will have some defensive systems on board as well.



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 01:24 PM
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sounds great but what happenes when there is a tsunami


Good question and I wondered that as well. Since this thing will probably have anchors the size of a destroyer maybe they plan to just ride it out.



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 01:24 PM
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Probably nothing.

Tsunamis are only dangerous in shallow waters.

They also don't move in a wall of water like Hollywood would have you believe, it's more like a surge, watch videos of tsunamis making shore and you'll see what I mean.



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 01:25 PM
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Can't imagine what a rogue wave would do to that.



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 01:30 PM
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eManym
Can't imagine what a rogue wave would do to that.


Yeah, you had the same thought! I'll have to work on an opinion when I stop laughing at the mental image of it either being broadsided OR going head-on to ride a major rogue wave.

Oh, that would be really interesting to see, say, from a helicopter, some distance away. How much of that length would teeter before it tottered and came down on the other side of something?

'Too big to....' I'm sure the thinking is. Nature laughs at man's challenges. (See: Titanic and Ice Cubes)



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 01:36 PM
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The design is poor, it could definitely be utilized a lot more sufficiently. Also, like others have stated, what IF a tsunami or a rouge wave were to go head on with this ship? - I'm sure the aftermath would be horrific.

~Sovereign



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 02:01 PM
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The bigger they are the harder they fall.



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 02:03 PM
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mlifeoutthere
sounds great but what happenes when there is a tsunami


It'll be on the top of the water.



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 02:04 PM
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So it needs to be redesigned? Is that the main issue or is it that tsunamis and rogue waves could damage or destroy it? If the latter then we should just abandon the seas completely.

I like the design but a 100 foot rogue wave is a valid issue. Is that even something that we can design against? If that's the only thing people can see then we may as well dock all of our ships.

The only wave-proof design I can think of is a huge ball inside ball that uses gyroscopes on the inner ball for stability. Without inertial dampeners and artificial gravity it could still be rough though. Any other ideas?



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 02:06 PM
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SovereignEve
The design is poor, it could definitely be utilized a lot more sufficiently. Also, like others have stated, what IF a tsunami or a rouge wave were to go head on with this ship? - I'm sure the aftermath would be horrific.

~Sovereign


Wouldnt even take a tsunami

One heavy storm, and this will make the titanic disaster look like henry cobblers. Its like walking around on the moon in shorts and t-shirts singing kum-ba-yah



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 02:13 PM
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Judging by the design aesthetics and the general lack of practicality by deign flaw, I am going to say this is a very stupid project looking for either stupid investors, or just impractical ones rich in Dubai oil money.



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 02:33 PM
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Plus terrorist attacks

Can you imagine the lists of cults and psychos lining up to be first to blow that thing up when it is in full use/ capacity



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 02:35 PM
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Evidently lots of highly educated engineers in this thread.

That for some reason don't even know a tsunami isn't going to negatively effect ships out at sea, especially ones this big.

You guys are funny.



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 02:51 PM
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James1982
Evidently lots of highly educated engineers in this thread.

That for some reason don't even know a tsunami isn't going to negatively effect ships out at sea, especially ones this big.

You guys are funny.

This isn't a "Tsunami"…



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 02:54 PM
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What about the danger from all the landing aircraft ...first one to slam into one of the sides will end that project...lol...



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 02:54 PM
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Apparently, you have some form of architectural engineering experience so how about you inform us how this ship which looks to be top heavy (to tall and not wide enough) wouldn't possibly tip over with some enormous force? -- Like I previously mentioned, the model looks to be just that.
I'll be the first to admit I have no idea how the mechanics would work for this, however, from just a glance, I can say the space could be utilized a little better than what was presented.

~Sovereign



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 05:27 PM
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It looks neat but i would hate to live there.. not enough green and the view would really get boring in short time..
I wonder if this is a getaway ship for rich when SHTF happens.. I see NWO scenario lol
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