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Old 03-29-2017, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Feeling too fancy for normal earth-bound existence? A new skyscraper concept would elevate your living situation -- literally.

Clouds Architecture Office has unveiled plans for a futuristic skyscraper dubbed the "Analemma Tower." The building would hover majestically above the ground because it would be attached -- wait for it -- to an actual asteroid, in space, that is forcibly put into orbit around the Earth.

This skyscraper is literally out of this world - CNN.com
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Such a concept is only a mental exercise. I have yet to see mentioned that atmospheric drag would slow the rotational speed of the asteroid, quickly lowering its orbit and destabilizing the system. An article pointed out that failure would be a disaster of epic proportions.
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Old 04-01-2017, 01:00 PM
 
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Connect it to the moon.
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Old 04-01-2017, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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connect it to the moon.

alice!!!....
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Old 04-02-2017, 02:17 PM
 
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alice!!!....
Ralph Kramden.
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