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Skyscraper Hanging From An Asteroid

I wanted to share this story with you guys!  I heard it on the news that “they”… “we” have plans to build a skyscraper hanging from an asteroid.  I decided to do a little research to see if it was true, and to my surprise it is!!!  We would first have to capture the asteroid, then somehow lock it down in our atmosphere to build the skyscraper on it.  Makes me think about one of my favorite childhood cartoons “The Jetsons” and back then it seemed so far fetched.  With all the technology we possess now, anything is possible.  Check out these pictures and also read about all the plans to get this idea in motion .

If you’ve ever wondered what cities of the future might look like, this new concept art from New York design firm  Clouds Architecture Office has some beautifully outlandish ideas on the subject.

The firm has proposed a tower that, instead of being supported by the ground and reaching up into the sky, would instead hang suspended from an asteroid.

Named Analemma, the proposed skyscraper would be the tallest building ever created, and would travel thousands of miles each day between the northern and southern hemispheres in a figure-of-eight loop – including a daily pass over New York City.

The lower end of the tower, closest to the planet surface, would be given over to offices, and above that would be an agricultural area, with sleeping quarters approximately two-thirds of the way up. The designers note that the top of the tower would get 40 minutes extra daylight each day due to the curvature of the earth.

View From Earth (New York is where they would like to have the skyscraper hanging down over)

“By placing a large asteroid into orbit over earth,” they say, “a high strength cable can be lowered towards the surface of earth from which a super tall tower can be suspended.

“Since this new tower typology is suspended in the air, it can be constructed anywhere in the world and transported to its final location.” 

The skyscraper would be powered using space-based solar panels, which would be constantly exposed to sunlight. For water needs, it would have a “semi-closed loop system”, filtering and recycling supplies while replenishing them with “condensate captured from clouds and rainwater”. 

“Harnessing the power of planetary design thinking, it taps into the desire for extreme height, seclusion and constant mobility,” say the designers.

“If the recent boom in residential towers proves that sales price per square foot rises with floor elevation, then Analemma Tower will command record prices, justifying its high cost of construction.”

 The designers did not stipulate who would be responsible for cleaning the windows.

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