Man always strive to look for alternative solutions, remarkable design ideas, out of supernatural thinking when it comes to science fiction concept and further realization. Straight to the point, the first reaction I got after reading the article about the proposed Analemma Tower which is promoted as the first skyscraper that will be built from sky-down as compared to typical and existing skyscrapers from New York to Dubai that was built and anchored from the earths strata and up. Wow… the child in a pro’s heart must be jumping with excitement and brought back the interest in Architecture and Engineering design and construction processes which has become a cyclical series of predictable points and results leaving the genius derivation of greater vision trapped in the “natural considerations and challenges” that’s present in every tall building project.
Did I say natural considerations and challenges, it seems these will be the very same actual and most conflicting part of the whole process as the tower is envisioned to be a part of an orbiting asteroid “suspended” at approximately 50,000 kilometers as measured for the desert of the middle east and travelling at a speed of greater proportion above maximum speed known to any super car on earth…. and add up if its either “rolling” or revolving just like the Earth. A gazillion bytes of files must be sitting at the office of the proponents as the primary basis of this multi-facet challenging project that geared them to how it is seen and expected to function once becomes a reality. Then man should start embracing the basics and safety of once a special skill in parachuting or gliding high above travelling back to Earth. Imagine a sight of hundreds or thousands of parachutes descending between the blue skies and sand deserts of the middle east.
The cables, anchorage systems and set of stabilizers should withstand the high wind pressures and its mineral presence enough to destroy these system through corrosion. How about the host-asteroid, shall we be seeing workers injecting pile-drives and fasteners insertion to ensure the “fixed” . Ahhh… too many valid ideas that needs absolute answers and methodologies that may lead the once enthusiastic heart of an amateur to become disinterested if they receive dumbfounded response and theories. There is no denying that man was able to “conquer” the atmosphere and the space above it through well insulated capsules that was catapulted through super strong rockets in defying gravity. Again… anything that man shoot out above the Earth comes back to Earth due to its magnified gravity. It’s a push and pull world we have.
If success is seen at the very last detail of the project by its proponents then let’s hope it won’t alter any of the ecological balance and stratospheric environment above us that a colossal damage is also possible if any of its parts come crashing down high density portion of any place in the Earth.
All man’s creativity has its cornerstone and limitation that a realization of these marvelous talents should be exhausted for good promotion of a well being of the humankind. Do we hear any word from the tech companies if they got programs and robotics which are ready to take up the challenging job of operating that tower crane?
An idea encompassing the odds is noble. – Paquito