The #1 Paranormal News Site
Skyscrapers just keep getting taller and taller and there have been some strange designs over the years. One firm of architects has now come up with an idea that is out of this world.
Architects from Clouds Architecture Office don’t want to build a skyscraper on the ground towering up into the sky. Instead, they want to take a building and hang it in the sky from an asteroid. The skyscraper would have the name of Analemma Tower.
The architectural firm has shown off concept art to give people an idea of how cities might look in the future, assuming, of course, that technology advances to the stage where an asteroid could be harnessed to hold a skyscraper.
There is one big issue with having a skyscraper dangling in the sky, how do the people get in and out of the building? A parachute jump immediately springs to mind. But this wouldn’t be viable and luckily the people who came up with the idea have given it a lot of thought. They believe that manipulating an asteroid is no longer just science fiction.
The European Space Agency proved that it is possible to meet up and land on a comet that is spinning, with the Rosetta missions. While NASA is geared up to retrieve an asteroid in 2021 with the hope of proving that it is feasible to capture and then relocate the asteroid.
Architects from Clouds Architecture Office say that the Analemma Tower could be placed in geosynchronous orbit; this is an orbit that matches the rotation of Earth perfectly on its axis. In theory, this means the person on the surface would see the skyscraper make its way back to the same position after 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds. The skyscraper would go on a daily loop between the Northern and Southern hemisphere.
They said that the pendulum tower would have a ground trace in a figure eight, the skyscraper moves at the slowest speed at the top and the bottom of that figure eight and this would mean that the occupants of the skyscraper would interface with the surface of the planet at those points. The orbit would be calibrated to ensure that the slowest part of the trajectory of the skyscraper would happen over New York City
The skyscraper would be hanging from an asteroid that orbits the Earth at around 50,000km above the Earth’s surface, while the actual skyscraper would be around 32km from the ground. With this in mind, the architects have had to give some thought to the fact that humans are not so good at these altitudes, with the temperature being around -40c, so of course they would need protection via suits.
The project isn’t likely to come to fruition, at least not anytime soon, but then back in the 1950s and 1960s people speculated about ideas and inventions and said they would never come to being and some did. So in the distant future, skyscrapers hanging from asteroids may be a common sight.