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Old Posted Dec 29, 2009, 3:25 PM
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We're getting into Hitchiker's Guide territory here I think.
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As I was a little boy, i planned something similar for Las Vegas: "The Bavarian", a mountain-shaped hotel with many bedrooms, casinos, malls etc. in it. Outside it was designed for skiing, snowboarding, just wintersports.

"The Berg" is not a good idea for using the closed areal of the Tempelhof Airport....
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We're getting into Hitchiker's Guide territory here I think.

dam right but what a territory to stay in and this insane vision certantly asks for that kind of response. and the renderign are probably abit off to bet its a big 42 is the meaning of life sign somewhere up there around the peak.

i go good for most of the crazy buildings and such but this is just to redicilous.
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2010, 6:35 AM
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A mountain....uhh....okay?
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Do they realize that 3,000 ft. makes it about the size of a Foothill, and not a mountain? Also, they do realize the size needed to support that height right? I mean, Germans HAVE to have seen a mountain at some point in their life. Mountains don't just rise up jaggedly in the air like that, they have an extremely large base of solid rock and granite. I can easily see that 'mountain' being built and within a year, a freak landslide wipes out half the city because the architects really didn't understanding how to build a mountain...
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2010, 7:56 PM
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Do they realize that 3,000 ft. makes it about the size of a Foothill, and not a mountain? Also, they do realize the size needed to support that height right? I mean, Germans HAVE to have seen a mountain at some point in their life. Mountains don't just rise up jaggedly in the air like that, they have an extremely large base of solid rock and granite. I can easily see that 'mountain' being built and within a year, a freak landslide wipes out half the city because the architects really didn't understanding how to build a mountain...
Rest assured, my friend. The architects did think of that, and have integrated a wall into the base of the mountain that is sure to prevent from any such catastrophe.

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Old Posted Jun 8, 2010, 8:19 PM
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When I look at the size of the mountain, and then at the "protective wall", I just wonder how they believed that would help with a landslide? And I don't mean a small top-layer-of-dirt landslide. I mean a That-High-Rise-Bluff-Completely-Falling-Off-Because-Engineers-Have-No-Idea-How-To-Build-A-Mountain landslide...
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2010, 11:02 PM
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I still think this whole proposal was someone's idea of a joke.
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I still think this whole proposal was someone's idea of a joke.
Right. This was never meant as a serious proposal. It was just to show what great potential the area has and that it should be used for something unique.

That "protective wall" is in fact the old airport building...
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Right. This was never meant as a serious proposal. It was just to show what great potential the area has and that it should be used for something unique.

That "protective wall" is in fact the old airport building...
Florida is the place where they should build a mountain, as I lived there once in 1969, and having grown up with hills, I almost went bonkers down there searching for something high in the horizon besides palm trees!

Anything is possible with the Germans! Hitler had a tunnel bored into the mountains beside his house, and then an elevator shaft, with a brass-plated elevator, to take him to the top of the mountain, at taxpayers expense!
And? And being prone to altitude sickeness, he only used it 3X!

I wonder if it's still there as a tourist attraction!
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