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World's tallest skyscraper will be a MILE HIGH and twice as tall as the Burj
The Sun ^ | circa Feb 5, 2016 | Hanna Alberts

Posted on 02/06/2016 8:00:44 AM PST by upchuck

Plans are underway to build a MILE-HIGH skyscraper in Japan.

If approved the huge tower would be the tallest building in the world, dwarfing the current record-holder, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai which is half as tall at 2,717ft (828m).

Located in Tokyo Bay, an inlet southeast of the city proper, the plan - dubbed Next Tokyo - wouldn't just be a single massive building, but if approved would emerge as a mini city designed to combat climate change.

Envisioned as part of Tokyo's effort to protect itself from rising tides, Next Tokyo would feature a chain of man-made, hexagon-shaped islands.

They would form a barrier to protect Japan's capital from flooding as well as provide the foundation for homes for some 500,000 people. They could be connected by Hyperloop, Elon Musk's high-speed transit system.

The centerpiece of the plan, is the 5,577-foot-tall skyscraper slated for completion in 2045. It's currently being called the Sky Mile Tower and is similarly hexagon-shaped for optimal wind resistance.

Reports say the tower could hold 55,000 people, a full 10th of the city-within-a-city's population. The building's facade will collect, filter and store water from the atmosphere, serving as its own apartments' water supply so that the upper floors don't have to rely on a traditional water pump.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: never; no; nope; noway
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To: outofsalt

if you watch Godzilla from the beginning he grew as the height of the buildings in Tokyo grew so he was always taller. they build this and he is going to be huge.


61 posted on 02/06/2016 11:26:25 AM PST by bravo whiskey (Never bring a liberal gun law to a gun fight,)
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To: Chode

Hiya Chode! Before Ret. building these suckers was my gig. 75 floors was my personal ‘high’ lol!! The common response to another worker casually asking you in passing, “Howzit going?” was “D.L.D. Baby”, (Don’t Look Down!!! And you learned that little trick fast as a young apprentice, and It really worked to help with the fear.) This Jap 1 mile high ‘skraper is going to be one heck of a project....if it even ‘gets out of the hole’. wait and see I guess. The Burj is still my favorite looking Tower of the newer designs.


62 posted on 02/06/2016 11:44:24 AM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: Alberta's Child

“I could barely stand having 5 neighbors in one building — let alone 55,000.”

I could live like that if the building was horizontal.

There is no way on earth anyone could get me to go that high———and God bless the guys who have to construct it.

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63 posted on 02/06/2016 11:49:18 AM PST by Mears
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To: bobby.223
hey Bobby good to see ya,

never worked one but have been both of the twin towers, north to eat and south for the observation deck

iirc they had a sway of six feet from the center line

can't even imagine what a mile high would do

and agree 100% on the Burj

64 posted on 02/06/2016 12:59:18 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -w- NO Pity for the LAZY - Luke, 22:36)
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To: upchuck

Hope it’s typhoon proof.


65 posted on 02/06/2016 1:30:41 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: upchuck
... a barrier to protect Japan's capital from flooding ...

Good! I hate wet yen.

66 posted on 02/06/2016 3:04:01 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Just what is the difference between a "centrist democrat" and a "moderate republican?")
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To: upchuck

I wonder who decided it should look like a fork?


67 posted on 02/06/2016 11:35:08 PM PST by clearcarbon
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