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First floating skyscraper

Dubai has become a construction site for a futuristic skyscraper, “hanging” from an asteroid that orbits the Earth 50 000 km from its surface. The futuristic hotel is literally suspended in the air. The asteroid-satellite that the hotel is attached to has a figure-of-eight orbit and passes the northern and southern hemispheres every 24 hours.

After the asteroid was installed in the Earth's orbit, a super thick cable was lowered down and the tower was attached to it. Thanks to the way it was designed, it was possible to build parts and sections of the tower at different locations around the word and then transport them to their final destination.

Dubai was considered the best place to start the construction as it is well-known for its high-rise buildings. That's why at one of its peak points, a hotel looms over this city.

The structure of the “highest tower in the world” includes a business sector, places for rest and prayers, an agricultural centre and transport stations that can shuttle people and goods between the Earth and this orbital construction, as well as places for shops, restaurants and other entertainment.

The two tallest sections of the tower (17 000 to 20 000 metres above the surface) have been designated for religious relics and burials. The highest point of the tower is approximately 32 000 metres above Earth. Electricity is generated by solar panels. Water is filtered and recycled in a semi-closed cycle, replenished by rain and clouds.

Although having a skyscraper attached to an asteroid seems like something out of a science fiction movie, this was made possible after NASA successfully finished it's mission to search for and capture asteroids.

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Darko Dimitrijevic There is already a technology of zero-point-energy using which can make this happen. Unfortunately it is for now only for secret research activ... 10 Nov 2019
StormWrath Land Systems For The The Amount Of Money This Would Take To Build And Launch It Is Not Worth The Money.And Why Can't You Just Build One On Earth For A Much Smaller Price.Also There Is No Such Or May Never Be A Rocket Big Enough To Get This Thing To The Altitude Where It Connects To The Asteroid.How Does The Skyscraper Catch Onto A Asteroid Travelling Very Fast In Low Earth Orbit.In The End This Would Never Work And If It Did It Would Not Be Worth The Money.Absolutely Useless, Unnecessary And Impossible For The Amount Of Money That Would Have To Go Into It. 30 Apr 2019
EnnardGamerX I agree,actually i reallly like the picture if in future would be one of this it would be awsome 21 Mar 2019
DJ DRAGON I agree. However, the hotel would have to fly over thousands of miles in its orbit of Earth, making it difficult to get off of the building. 06 Feb 2019
KX 100% possible. Carbon Nano tubes already make this possible. There would have to some sort of elevator system which connects it to the ground. If the building was in high orbit (rather than asteroid tether) it could stay tethered in Dubai even if there was no land mass above water. 06 Feb 2019
Austin Wahlrab Friction with the air would cause this to slow down, and eventually hit the ground. And not in a safe way in any way shape or form. This structure would most likely also be extremely hot, as it is flying through the atmosphere at speeds high enough for an asteroid to stay in orbit. This speeds would need to be in the tens of thousands of meters per second. 06 Feb 2019
Oliver Villazorda Yes! it is possible as we can say on dubai now all those tallest building that they has this is possible that they can this on the future, no doubt 06 Feb 2019
Lương Mai Hưng Gia Hasn't thunderf00t debunked this already? Oh yeah he did https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RyTjdkNEgV0 first of all the building will be traveling faster than the speed of sound, imagine how much drag you would be creating at that speed, secondly where is this asteroid you are going to use to build the building? 06 Feb 2019
Karol Żbik It's not possible.....It's GOING to happen in some if not all cities............There are already floating objects in some peoples homes....They use magnets.....That force is called magnetism.....But you're not going to lay out the whole Earth with magnets....The Most realistic thing you could do in urban areas is build it on poles..... You couldn't do magnets because if it rains the magnets will rust (if they are uncoated) which could lead to major death counts.....Only time will tell if it becomes true..... 06 Feb 2019