A wonderful skyscraper is getting ready and will hang like a fruit above the Earth. Analemma Tower, proposed to be the world's tallest building, will be a marvel in motion, as it comes pointing to Earth. Its residents will be going on a world tour above the world's top cities at an altitude of more than 30, 000 miles.
What makes the skyscraper so special is that it will be hung from an asteroid. Clouds Architecture Office, the New York-based architecture firm designing the skyscraper, has said the building will be hanging 31,068 miles above the Earth.
Clouds Architecture Office is pitching for Dubai as the ideal place to construct the tower, where the tallest building, Burj Khalifa, is housed.
According to the design firm, Analemma Tower will use a design on a planetary scale in creating the tallest building in the world.
The architecture firm explained that the tower will operate on a space-based supporting foundation called Universal Orbital Support System.
Clouds Architecture Office is noted for its collaboration with NASA to design a Martian habitat called Mars Ice Home.
The building will be suspended in air by a string of cables. The asteroid will be repositioned for that purpose in a geosynchronous Earth orbit.
Every day, the fancy tower will embark on a journey carving a figure-eight path over Earth's surface, according to the officials of Clouds Architecture.
Orbital Path Offers World Tour
Taking the orbital path of Earth, the figure-eight formation will go above the northern and southern hemispheres and cover cities like Havana, Panama City, and New York. The skyscraper will revert to the same position in the sky at the end of each day after 24 hours.
Suitable adjustments in the asteroid's orbit can make the slowest point of the path happen above New York City.
Space-based solar panels will be powering the tower. Rain clouds will provide water which will be recycled in a semi-shut loop. Surely, it is an expensive project. However, considering the trends in land price hikes, it will cease to be expensive in the long term.
Asteroid From NASA Project
On finding an asteroid for hanging the tower, Clouds Architecture Office is relying on NASA's retrieval mission to capture an asteroid scheduled for 2021. The architects claimed that building a skyscraper from an asteroid is certainly feasible in the future.
"In 2015 the European Space Agency sparked a new round of investment in asteroid mining concerns by proving with its Rosetta mission that it's possible to rendezvous and land on a spinning comet. NASA has scheduled an asteroid retrieval mission for 2021 which aims to prove the feasibility of capturing and relocating an asteroid," the architects said.
The tasteful design will be the highlight of each section where the lower part will be reserved for businesses and dining outlets.
It may sound amazing that residents of the hanging tower will have to use parachutes to reach the Earth.
The dimensions of windows in Analemma Tower will change with height to balance variations in pressure and temperature. Daylight will be up by about 40 minutes at the tower's top portion thanks to the curvature of the earth.
Considering the boom in residential towers and rising costs based on elevation, Analemma Tower promoters are expecting record prices, to match the massive construction costs.