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The irony is that Mexico City for the most part is a gigantic cesspool... And they are worried about interfering with it's look? My company pulled our offices out of Mexico City 2 years ago due to what we would politely call " a hostile enviroment..."
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post #42 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by GanjaSMK;15163117 
Don't you guys get it? When the poles shift, this will be turned upside down and will then be a standing-straight-up-weird-looking-pyramid that will be touted by our future generations as a pyramid complex made to worship the deities (who would be from our time), Goldmanus-Sachsamachus, Banko dede Ameriko, JPMorganus Chasus, and of course our god of enlightenment, Citigroupous.

It's all so obvious now...

So funny.... and so sad too.

All hail the mighty dollar!
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Problem with living in a cave; you are 100% dependent on the electrical supply for ventilation. which in Mexico city might be a problema.
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Great, first Skynet and now the hive? Pretty soon zombie-robot-alien-ninja-pirates will be unleashed upon the world!
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Originally Posted by wimcle;15167163 
Problem with living in a cave; you are 100% dependent on the electrical supply for ventilation. which in Mexico city might be a problema.

This made me think... I would hate to be stuck at the bottom when the power goes out and have to climb all the way back up frown.gif
    
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So this is where Umbrella built their underground research center.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kikkO;15165377 
I hope this project takes off in the imminent future.



I know where you're coming from, trying to represent who's doing all the hard work, but think of it this way. Without the architect those structural engineers wouldn't know how to shape what they're building.
It isn't like an engineer stares at a blank page clueless until someone comes along and draws a circle on it. Most buildings are the same old thing with fluff anyway. The architect requires an engineer, not the other way around.
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Just like how a cook doesn't need to know who, how and where his/her pots and pans are made, they just need to make a good tasty meal.
The architect at best simply rearranges the food in your analogy. They don't make the meal.
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That is really cool, But wouldn't the dirt cause pressure on all that glass and eventually make it collapse?
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What glass?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mad0314;15170636 
What glass?

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EDIT: Very small, Can't make it any bigger, But if you zoom in you should see. Anyway, That is glass, Right?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AMDrocks;15170536 
That is really cool, But wouldn't the dirt cause pressure on all that glass and eventually make it collapse?

Glass yes, building no. Just have a look at other man made things underground. The London underground was made in the 1880s (I think)
    
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