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Old 01-13-2011, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Default Two of the WORLD'S TALLEST STRUCTURES to be built in AZ

Personally, I don't really "care" what the devil they're going to build, but I'm all about the name recognition for whatever. It can be the worlds tallest bong and I would have no problem with it as long as USA gets the recognition for it.
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The ambitious plans to build two of the tallest manmade structures on Earth in western Arizona are progressing, according to EnviroMission Ltd. CEO Roger Davey, who recently visited Phoenix from Australia.
EnviroMission is developing two solar-power plants in La Paz County that would be the first of their kind.
EnviroMission has an agreement to sell power from its first solar tower to the 10 municipal utilities in the Southern California Public Power Authority, including the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The power plant would use a 4-square-mile greenhouse to heat air and direct the heated air to a 2,400-foot-tall concrete chimney.

Read more: Massive solar-chimney project takes steps toward launch

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Old 01-13-2011, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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WOW, a 2,400 ft chimney.......really! LOL
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Very cool. Much better than building a skyscraper to get that notoriety. This actually has a worthwhile use.
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Personally, I don't really "care" what the devil they're going to build, but I'm all about the name recognition for whatever. It can be the worlds tallest bong and I would have no problem with it as long as USA gets the recognition for it.

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Wow, not a skyscraper ! Impressive ! A solar project
it could good for the tourism from all US states, it's a real opportunity !
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:00 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Isn't Burj Kalifa in Dubai taller?
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:17 PM
 
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So these are being built in La Paz County, Arizona? Wow, that'll be a pretty intereting addition to the landscape, especially considering most of that area is pretty desolate desert... I think the whole county's population is around 20,000.

But it's an interesting idea, especially since it will be able to generate energy from both the sun during the day and the heat of the greenhouse during the night. I'm just trying to picture though what a 2,400 foot tall solar chimney would look like in the middle of the desert.
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I wonder how many jobs this will create, instead of people going for nursing, they can learn chimney sweeping.

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Also, Santa Claus better take out insurance, that is a long chimney to fall down.

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Old 01-13-2011, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY e__e
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Whoa, I hope this thing isn't that visible from Phoenix. It'd throw off what ever skyline Phoenix does eventually get.
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:10 PM
 
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I wonder how many jobs this will create, instead of people going for nursing, they can learn chimney sweeping.
I'm sure there are some unemployed rock climbers in Arizona who would love to have that job...
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Isn't Burj Kalifa in Dubai taller?
Yes. Note that it says "two of the world's tallest..." It reminds me of when the Port Authority here talks about Newark Airport as being "One of the nation's busiest" when I don't think it ranks among the top 10.
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