Now this is really turning the idea of the skyscraper on its head! Can you imagine a building that starts in the sky and descends to earth from the clouds? This article from the Independent looks at a New York architecture firm’s radical plans for capturing asteroids and turning them into real estate.
Plans to suspend the “world’s tallest” skyscraper from an asteroid orbiting Earth have been unveiled by an architecture firm.
Analemma Tower would be hung using reinforced cables from a comet 31,068 miles above the planet’s surface, with the orbital path taking the building in a figure of eight pattern over various cities, including New York and Havana.
The outlandish design has been created by Clouds Architecture Office, the same company behind proposals for a house on Mars and a cloud city.
Building from the sky down will “overturn the established skyscraper typography,” the firm says.