Originally Posted by Deeeebs;15161324
Originally Posted by dafour;15161231
That's cool,can they close it when a disaster comes?
Thats kind of what I was thinking... What if it starts raining and doesn't stop?
Originally Posted by BlackVenom;15164500
Looks cool as hell in design. Didn't see how they were gonna remove water though. That'd be awesome if the middle part was just a pond.
I guess you guys didn't read the Article.
It specifically states that the structure will be covered with Glass, replacing the Zócalo Square with a massive sheet of glass, so people above on the Surface can look down into it...
Now, how THAT, might work out in the event of a disaster is anyones guess. I really, do NOT want to think about all that glass, shattering and raining down into the pit, and the people inside it, when the next major Earthquake hits!
Originally Posted by matty0610;15162468
Ok, Why Mexico?
Maybe because the Zócalo is one of the largest City Squares in the World?
Also perhaps if you READ the article, you'll see that this is an effort to learn more about the various "layers" that the City is built on top of.
Mexico City is built on top of another City, that was built on top of another city, that was built on top of yet another city... going all the way back to the first Aztec Pyramids that were built over a Lake in which much of Mexico City now sits within the dry bed of.
Think of the archeological discoveries this Earthscrapper could uncover!
Lastly, as for Earthquakes.
What causes the DAMAGE in an Earthquake is the fact that we as arrogant Humans, keep building UP. The higher we build the more the building sways and shakes during an Earthquake, the swaying resulting from the fact that the ground is moving beneath the building!
But, if we were to build DOWN, into the ground... then the structure would simply move with the ground
, rather then sway back and forth; and thus the Structure would remain largely intact. Some sections near the surface might collaspe, for example the Glass Cover proposed for this Earthscrapper.... and as previously stated, I really don't want to think about the implications of that happening!