Monday, August 20, 2007

X-Seed 4000, the tallest building on paper!

This futuristically designed building-if ever it comes into existence-will dwarf every other tallest building in the world. The X-Seed 4000,looking like Mt.Fuji and exceeding its height, is proposed to be built as a self-contained city in the Tokyo harbor, powered mainly by solar energy. It would measure an impossibly unthinkable height of 13123 feet with a ground area footprint of 6 sq.kms. It would contain 800 floors and house nearly one million inhabitants and become a city unto itself. Estimated cost of construction- a whopping $US 900 billion.



Designed by Taisei Construction as an “intelligent building,” the super futuristical building would maintain light, temperature, and air pressure in response to changing external weather conditions.

An interesting thing to ponder would be about the viability of transportation between the floors and around the building width. There would have to be a massive number of elevators. Parking would be a logistical nightmare. Even waste treatment has to be thought of and planned for elaborately.



There's an interesting show on discovery site which says just how it is possible to build such a monstrosity.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

How can any one feel at home at such homes? It better remain on paper.Bob

Anonymous said...

How can any one feel at home at such homes? It better remain on paper.Bob

NeoAuteur said...

$900 billion dollars! Faints.

Eternalsoul said...

The project does not look viable either economically or practically. But then, who knows with the Japs. They come up with surprises all the time.