Mar 29, 2017 09:40 PM EDT
Tallest Skyscraper On Earth Will Be Hanged From An Asteroid
A New York design firm is planning to build the tallest skyscraper on Earth. However, it will not just beat the Burj Khalifa. It will also downsize Mt. Everest and all other things we thought was high.
Otherwise known as the Analemma building, this architectural breakthrough is actually a floating city. It will be suspended in the air with cables attached to a real life asteroid 50,000 kilometers in the air. What are the odds of its success? First, the asteroid must be repositioned to a point that it is geosynchronous to the Earth.
Sadly, the plan to pull the asteroid may be postponed because of the 2018 Donald Trump budget cut. NASA's mission to capture the space rock into the Earth's orbit was originally set in 2021. The process is called the Universal Orbital Support System (UOSS).
Per NBC, Clouds Architecture presented a model that showed the floating city doing a figure-8 pattern each day. The tallest skyscraper on Earth will swing between the northern and southern hemispheres, returning to the same point once every 24 hours. Apparently, the speed of the tower's rotation depends on which part of the figure-8 it was tracing. Theoretically, the slowest time would be at the top and bottom.
Interestingly, the asteroid's orbit would be adjusted so that the slowest part of the building's rotation will happen over the City of Dreams. IFL Science also reported that Clouds Architecture recently partnered with NASA to design a Martian habitat dubbed as Mars Ice Home. It will be built at the home of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai.
Analemma will function in a pure environment-friendly way with solar panels and recycled water. The lower floors would be reserved for businesses while residential spaces would be located about two-thirds of the way up. Unfortunately, it is still unknown how people would get on and off the building. Though, one suggestion features the use of parachutes.
Additionally, the ones situated in the "upper box" will have extra daylight, which is about 45 minutes at an elevation of 32,000 meters. They would also need a spacesuit whenever they go to the "veranda" because of the lack of oxygen. The temperature will also be chilling in minus 40 degrees Celsius.
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