In the latest news that Earth is flirting with the idea of becoming a semi-habitable techno-dystopia, an architecture firm has debuted plans for a spacescraper. Cloud Site Architecture has shared the plans for Analemma Tower, a truly titanic dream of a seemingly endless skyscraper tethered to an asteroid.
High strength cables would be attached to an asteroid that had been relocated to a safe orbit around our planet. This was proved as theoretically possible with NASA’s Rosetta Mission. This mission was able to land a small unmanned craft on a moving asteroids, giving NASA hopes about the possibility of asteroid relocation.
The structure would move around the earth and have a stop over point in New York City, where the Tower would be moving the slowest. On the more brass tacks end, necessities such as water would be recycled and replenished with outside cloud vapor. Electric power would come from the more stratospheric levels being outfitted with solar panels. In perhaps the most cynical sci-fi architecture description that has ever existed, Cloud Site Architecture describes the expected market.
“Harnessing the power of planetary design thinking, it taps into the desire for extreme height, seclusion and constant mobility. If the recent boom in residential towers proves that sales price per square foot rises with floor elevation, then Analemma Tower will command record prices, justifying its high cost of construction.”
A space travelling group of uber-wealthy people who laugh at the patrician class down below? Perhaps Cloud Site Architecture is unaware of the movie Elysium? C'mon guys, take lessons from history that could exist as well as the kind that did happen.
To see the actual scale of the creation, check out the infographic below.