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Old Posted Apr 21, 2008, 7:35 AM
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TOKYO | Aeropolis 2001 | 6,565 FT / 2,001 M | 500 FLOORS | VISION

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The Aeropolis 2001 is a proposed project for construction of a massive 500-story high-rise building over Tokyo Bay in Japan. It is proposed to be a 2,000 metres (6,562 ft) high building. If built, the mammoth structure would be approximately five times as high as the former World Trade Center was in New York.

Envisioned by Obayashi Gumi Corporation, it is with 500 floors that would accommodate over 300,000 inhabitants. The structure is expected to be mixed-use, including restaurants, offices, flats, cinemas, schools, hospitals, and post offices. Elevators are expected to travel from top to bottom in 15 minutes. The tower is proposed to be fully sustainable and air conditioned.


http://www.emporis.com/en/il/lv/?id=138681


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I've seen this one before.

Ugh.!!..No!
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yea i heard about this......it was designed to deal with the population problems. this will never happen though, and thankfully because this would require so much energy and maintanince and money, i mean it would be like a mini city in there. not to mention people wouldnt want to live all the way at the top and it would take forever to have everyone move in to this thing. but its always cool to wonder about it lol
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Agreed, I like it as well but somewhere closer to 1km would be better. 15 minutes to get to your floor... no thanks. 7-8 minutes would probably be my limit, it would be well worth it for the view.
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If I remember correctly, it was the collapse of the Japanese Real Estate Market that killed this one. THANK GOD.....
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I actually like the design but the height is unrealistic. Shrink it to 600m and I think it would look good.
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If I remember correctly, it was the collapse of the Japanese Real Estate Market that killed this one. THANK GOD.....
I remember this but it was actually serious?
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I remember this but it was actually serious?
I meant that it killed the idea. But it did say in the paragraph that Stratosphere posted that it was proposed.
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Fire drill, anyone?
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Fire drill, anyone?
Maybe each room comes with its own parachute? Or for the penthouses at the top, escape helicopters?
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Maybe each room comes with its own parachute? Or for the penthouses at the top, escape helicopters?
Lol Titanic anyone?
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I absolutely love this plan, it has my favorite architectural features, combined into one: triangles and curves!

My all-time favorite with triangles is the Bank of China tower in Hong Kong!
I wish to take my last dying breath, in a wheelchair, parked outside that building! I love it that much!
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Like an unassembled scrabble...
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just a bit taller, and you've got the space elevator
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I like how they even included a spire on it as if it wasn't tall enough.
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wow....this is crazy
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I do like the geometric design. The height seems a little pointless though...
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I like it. I wonder if we will ever build anything this tall.
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