This skyscraper dangles from an asteroid in space!





Analemma Tower


For those that dream of waking up and seeing the curve of the earth, the Analemma Tower is a perfect place for you. The Analemma Tower is a concept skyscraper that dangles from an asteroid by cables. It orbits the Northern and Southern hemispheres traveling at around 300 miles per hour and intends on being the tallest building ever.


NASA has estimated it to cost around $1.25 billion just to lasso the asteroid and place it where you want in space. The construction would happen in Dubai because the price to build skyscrapers is 1/5 that of New York; however, the architects understand that most billionaires are going to be in New York - so what's the plan? Well, since the building is traveling at 300 miles per hour it will reach its slowest point around New York so residents can embark with drones. Duh.





Once you moved into this sky-scraper, you'd pretty much be cut off from the Earth. The asteroid that the Analemma would hang from would be in orbit, so even though you'd return to the same spot every day, you wouldn't just relax over Manhattan all the time. Because of the way the Earth's orbit is angled (and how it wobbles on top of that), geosynchronous satellites don't stay over one particular spot on the Earth. They trace a figure-eight pattern, so if you're running late to embark you might just have to meet the tower in Mexico.


Analemma comes with office space as well as residential areas. The office sections are the lowest down, but even those are high enough up that the wind would be fairly unbearable traveling at 300 miles per hour. The residential part of the building would float around 8,000 meters high, where it's -35 degrees Fahrenheit and there isn't an abundance of oxygen. Because the lowest windows are at 3,000 feet they would have birds crashing into them regularly and at 8,000 feet you have to watch out for airplanes. This all seems under control to an extent, but one thing we can't control is mother nature. Imagine passing through a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico or even a lighting storm being thousands of feet in the air.


In case you are wondering - this isn't a joke. Clouds Architecture Office talked about it at a conference in December of 2016 and is continuing to design and improve the concept.


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