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Galactic Sky Scraper Concepts

This High-Rise Structure is a Sky Scraper Built Atop an Asteroid

— May 2, 2017 — Art & Design
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.
Trend Themes
1. Asteroid Architecture - The concept of building structures suspended from asteroids opens up new possibilities for futuristic and sustainable construction.
2. Mobility in the Skies - The ability to travel between Northern and Southern hemispheres on a daily basis presents opportunities for efficient and convenient transportation.
3. Mining and Relocating Asteroids - The prospect of mining, retrieving, and relocating asteroids by 2021 suggests potential advancements in space exploration and resource acquisition.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Architects can explore the innovative application of suspended architecture to create unique and futuristic structures.
2. Transportation - The concept of daily transportation between hemispheres opens up possibilities for advancements in the aviation and aerospace industries.
3. Space Exploration - The potential for mining and relocating asteroids sparks opportunities for advancements in space exploration technology and resource utilization.
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