Architecture firm Clouds Architecture Office recently unveiled an ambitious sky scraper concept, which features a tower suspended from an asteroid in space. Literally turning the world on its head, the plans for the Analemma Tower are allegedly not solely a product of science fiction.
Using lightweight cables to suspend itself from an Asteroid, the building is designed to hover above the Earth's ground. The pendulum-like tower would be constantly moving, allowing inhabitants to take a daily trip between Northern, and Southern hemispheres.
Space programs have been investing time, and research into asteroid manipulation potentials, and plan to mine, retrieve, and relocate asteroids by 2021. Although science is not yet advanced enough to bring this sky scraper concept to life, its design is inspiring to daring architects. These incredibly realistic mock-up photos are reminders of what the near future could hold for metropolitan centers.