New York Architecture Firm Unveils Plans to Hang a Wandering Skyscraper from an Asteroid Orbiting the Earth

New York Architecture Firm Unveils Plans to Hang a Wandering Skyscraper from an Asteroid Orbiting the Earth

EFB Fam…welcome to the future.

A New York architecture firm has unveiled designs for a skyscraper that will resemble living quarters similar to the famously known cartoon family, The Jetsons.

The Analemma Tower, which is already being deemed the tallest building ever, will be suspended from an orbiting asteroid 31,068 miles above the Earth– and the only way to leave is by parachute.

The orbital path would swing the tower in a figure eight pattern between the northern and southern hemispheres each day, taking residents on a tour through different parts of the world – passing over major cities such as Panama City, Havana, Atlanta and New York City – all in just a 24 hour orbital cycle.

The radical design was created by Clouds Architecture Office, the mastermind behind proposals for a Mars house and a cloud city, and will 'overturn the established skyscraper typology', as it builds from the sky down instead of the ground up. The design will use a system called the Universal Orbital Support System (UOSS), which attaches a high strength cable to an asteroid that is lowered to Earth and attached to the tower.

The massive skyscraper will be setup in sections to give residents a full on and very elevated (pun intended) living experience with each unit having a designated purpose.

Business will be conducted at the lower end of the towers and sleeping quarters will be positioned two-thirds of the way up the building. Residents will also have access to a gardening area, a place for worship and in the bottom level will be sections for dining, shopping and entertainment.

The architects plan to take full advantage of the skyscraper's location and will place solar panels at the upper most levels to generate power from the sun. Residents will also enjoy fresh water from condensation of clouds and rainwater, which will be collected and purified.

Since this new tower typology will be suspended in the air, it can be constructed anywhere in the world and transported to its final location,’ according to the Clouds Architecture Office's website. Because of this, Analemma will be constructed over Dubai, which has proven to be a specialist in tall building construction at one fifth the cost of New York City construction.’

Sounds great! So, who’s buying in? I personally think it would be pretty cool to witness. From afar…

via Clouds Architecture Office