The Shimizu Mega-City Pyramid

If it's ever constructed, the Shimizu Mega-City Pyramid in Tokyo Bay will stand over 2,000 metres tall and contain enough living space to house 750,000

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Shimizu Mega City Pyramid Concept From Extreme Engineering painting, pyramid, sky, brown, orange
Shimizu Mega City Pyramid Concept From Extreme Engineering

There are big buildings, and then there's the Shimizu Mega-City Pyramid. If you've never heard of this Sci-Fi -esque structure before, that's because it's never (unsurprisingly) left the draft table of the Shimizu Corporation. 

Sitting in Tokyo Bay, the company envisioned the structure as a way of solving Tokyo's long-term population troubles. Given the mountainous island nature of the country, there's only so much usable space to plonk down buildings. With that in mind, the Shimizu Corporation decided to go out onto the water and construct a large pyramid capable of supporting multiple high-rise buildings stacked on top of each other.

The result is what you'll see in the video below. It would use carbon nanotubes for the pyramid structure, and solar panel-like coatings on this structure to generate electricity. Would you live in it?

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Jun 26, 2018

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