…is a stupid contest.
Megan is a woman. Women typically don’t understand pissing contests.
Of course, I’d like one built on the equator. And just keep going up.
Megan specifically approved of that exception.
I was really surprised when the WTC Rebuild Committee [or whatever-the-hell they were called] decided on that height. I thought then and I still think it’s a typically 21st Century, let’s not LOOK like Americans move.
It’s much more of a PCized, ‘let’s please everyone’, let’s NOT build the tallest building because it will be TOO ‘American’ to it it that way, why can’t we just all get along, BS way of doing things. IMO, this is the kind of decision that is killing the United States of America. I fear that it may already be too late for us, but I hope not.
The other thing that shows how foolish [and weak willed] they are in NYC, is how LONG it has taken to build the things.
Some of the comments at that article are hilarious, especially the ones about vertical hyperloops.
I think the WTC replacement project is pretty weak. I was hoping for taller building(s) with a more interesting design.
Sure these buildings are expensive but in a city where space is at a premium such constructions are also inspirational. I love the Burj Khalifa’s design for example.
Say what you will the fact there is no will to even fund these projects is a reflection of economic troubles.
That is doubtful. Keep in mind that many of the largest buildings are in places with relatively weak economies compared to New York City. Even North Korea can throw up a concrete monstrosity and sneak into the top 50.
The one I do like to hilight is Sky City. The focus isn’t so much on just the raw height so much as making it an acropolis. The typical “cities need to be denser, but I won’t live -in- it” types need to be confronted with it at all opportunities.
In some places an upside-down skyscraper would make more sense.
Al, I completely agree with your first comment. However, doing it that way wouldn’t work. If nothing else, the ground underneath it would give way.
A Beanstalk needs to be built as a tension structure, and it needs to be built starting in orbit. Which, unfortunately, means that something like that gets built after, not before, large-scale access to space.
Which, unfortunately, means that something like that gets built after, not before, large-scale access to space.
Nothing unfortunate about that, Fletcher. There’s not much point to building such a thing in the first place (other than as a technology demonstration), if the demand isn’t there to support it.
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