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Umbrella Corp. already tried this idea, and it didn't end well for them.
bugger, you beat me to it the hive anyone?
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Ok, Why Mexico?
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Ok, Why Mexico?
What's wrong with Mexico?
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Then they would realise they've accidentally built it in England and not Mexico.
Laughed in class. Got looks.
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post #15 of 53
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What's wrong with Mexico?
Nothing is wrong with it.I would've expected a place like France or some where in Europe. I'm pretty sure if they are trying to make money off of this, placing it in the EU would generate lots of money because imo I think that a country like France, Germany, etc would generate more tourist for this type of project.
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post #16 of 53
This looks like a great idea. I'd like to know how they would combat earthquakes, but I am sure it wouldn't be much worse underground than 65 stories up.
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post #17 of 53
I've parked in some under ground parking ramps that took you down quite a ways...the ramp at tha Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC being the deepest one I think
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post #18 of 53
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Umbrella Corp. already tried this idea, and it didn't end well for them.
And so it begins. IF anyone needs me I'll be gearing up for the impending zombie apocalypse
post #19 of 53
Looks awesome. I built something like this in Minecraft once.

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Originally Posted by matty0610 View Post
Ok, Why Mexico?
Drug Cartels. Although that's completely unrelated to why a skyscraper should or shouldn't be built there.
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post #20 of 53
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What's wrong with Mexico?
Nothing is wrong with Mexico but the problem is building it in Mexico City.

Mexico City was built on an island in the middle of a lake. As the city became more urbanized, the lake was drained and now, most of the city sits on silt,clay and other soft sediments. In case of an earthquake, soft sediments amplify the shaking which means more deaths and damage.

The 1985 Mexico City earthquake was caused by an earthquake 350km out into the ocean but the soft sediments that the city sits on amplified the shaking so much that 250,000 people were left homeless

Not a good place to build it but it would still be a great achievement
    
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