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That really IS a high rise: Sci-fi plan to hang wandering skyscraper from asteroid orbiting Earth...
www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 18:59 EDT, 27 March 2017 | By Stacy Liberatore

Posted on 03/28/2017 7:40:18 AM PDT by Red Badger

Radical skyscraper design from a New York City firm will be built from the sky down instead of the ground up Analemma Tower is set to be suspended from an orbiting asteroid 31,068 miles (50,000 km) above the Earth Tower will move in a figure eight pattern between the northern and southern hemispheres each day Solar panels will generate power and water will be collected from cloud condensation and rain water Building will be broken up into sections, such as business, worship, dining, shopping and entertainment

A New York architecture firm has unveiled designs for a skyscraper that is out of this world.

Deemed the ‘world’s tallest building ever’, Analemma Tower will be suspended from an orbiting asteroid 31,068 miles (50,000 km) above the Earth– and the only way to leave is by parachute.

The orbital path would swing the tower in a figure eight pattern between the northern and southern hemispheres each day, taking residents on a tour through different parts of the world - all in just a 24 hour orbital cycle.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Business/Economy; Science; UFO's
KEYWORDS: analemma; analemmatower; arthurcclarke; asteroid; dubai; kepler; spaceelevator
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The orbital path would swing the tower in a figure eight pattern between the northern and southern hemispheres each day, taking residents on a tour through different parts of the work, including New York City (pictured) - all in just a 24 hour orbital cycle.

1 posted on 03/28/2017 7:40:18 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: IncPen

Where will the sewage go- could pull stunt like Dave Mason band in chicago


2 posted on 03/28/2017 7:43:30 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Red Badger
Better chance of this:

Or even this (same idea from ST-TOS):


3 posted on 03/28/2017 7:43:47 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Not tired of winning yet!)
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To: Red Badger
The design will use a system called the Universal Orbital Support System (UOSS), which attaches a high strength cable to an asteroid that is lowered to Earth and attached to the tower.

Nonsense. Who pays for a firm to design stuff like this as well as their Mars House?

4 posted on 03/28/2017 7:43:55 AM PDT by pgkdan (The Silent Majority Stands With TRUMP!)
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To: Red Badger

Load it up with libs. Nuke it from orbit. All is well in the land again...


5 posted on 03/28/2017 7:45:13 AM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: Red Badger

>>The orbital path would swing the tower in a figure eight pattern between the northern and southern hemispheres each day, taking residents on a tour through different parts of the work, including New York City (pictured) - all in just a 24 hour orbital cycle.<<

It will be moving 1,000 MPH. Hard to sightsee and if in the atmosphere it will rip the building from its moorings.


6 posted on 03/28/2017 7:46:05 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Not tired of winning yet!)
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To: Red Badger

Um. No.


7 posted on 03/28/2017 7:47:03 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deo et Vives)
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To: freedumb2003

That’s the cloud city of Stratos from a Star Trek original series episode. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.


8 posted on 03/28/2017 7:47:21 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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>>It will be moving 1,000 MPH. Hard to sightsee and if in the atmosphere it will rip the building from its moorings.

Yeah, I don’t see how atmospheric pressure differences allow this to happen even if geostationary.


9 posted on 03/28/2017 7:47:53 AM PDT by struggle (The)
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>>It will be moving 1,000 MPH. Hard to sightsee and if in the atmosphere it will rip the building from its moorings.

Yeah, I don’t see how atmospheric pressure differences allow this to happen even if geostationary.


10 posted on 03/28/2017 7:47:54 AM PDT by struggle (The)
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To: Red Badger

How do you take your dog for a walk?

What do you do in case of fire?

This is the most a$$hole idea ever invented.


11 posted on 03/28/2017 7:48:08 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Islam mandates warfare against unbelievers and is absolutely incompatible with Western society.)
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To: freedumb2003

I imagine the windows won’t open. Could be a heck of a draft.


12 posted on 03/28/2017 7:48:13 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Abortion is what slavery was: immoral but not illegal. Not yet.)
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To: I want the USA back

13 posted on 03/28/2017 7:51:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (Ending a sentence with a preposition is nothing to be afraid of........)
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To: freedumb2003

How will they set up the area for worship?? With that orbit changing direction so much, how will they be able to know which direction Mecca is???


14 posted on 03/28/2017 7:53:01 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Red Badger

What could possibly go wrong?


15 posted on 03/28/2017 7:53:29 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Prayer rug on a turntable.................


16 posted on 03/28/2017 7:53:47 AM PDT by Red Badger (Ending a sentence with a preposition is nothing to be afraid of........)
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To: Red Badger

And the first time it passes through a hurricane.....


17 posted on 03/28/2017 7:56:13 AM PDT by vikingd00d (chown -R us ~u/base)
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To: avenir

Load it up with libs

cut the cables


18 posted on 03/28/2017 7:57:43 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Dilbert San Diego

>>how will they be able to know which direction Mecca is???>>

Put ‘em on the roof with a sundial.


19 posted on 03/28/2017 7:58:34 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Not tired of winning yet!)
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To: Red Badger

So, you pound a stake into a rock in space and tie a rope to it and build a skyscraper on the end of the rope.

Sounds like a big tire swing.


20 posted on 03/28/2017 8:01:33 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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