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Old Posted Feb 26, 2008, 3:46 AM
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Buckminster Fuller had some interesting visionary proposals. Here is one for a floating city, AKA Cloud Nine:



From Cabinet Magazine:

1958 Buckminster Fuller proposes the Cloud Nine project, a levitating city of tensegrity spheres, each a mile in diameter. Because the surface-to-volume ratio of such spheres would be vanishingly small, Fuller calculated that if trapped solar energy raised their internal temperature by a mere one degree, they would be able to float like balloons.


http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/27/foer.php

(The full article is on giant spheres - definitely worth a read)
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I really liked Denver's Trango Tower proposal:


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This exactly what denver needs to break up those tall boring boxes
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This exactly what denver needs to break up those tall boring boxes
Yeah, but that base sucks.
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but in true chicago fashion we got stuck with that god awful neo-POS. lame.
I'm not usually one to be the shit disturber but,

are you insane?


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The Tribune Tower is a work of art. We are lucky to have such a beautiful tower grace our city. Arian may be the only person in history to describe it as "awful".
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here are my favorite proposals of today:


REM KOOLHAAS
SCIENCE CENTER
HAMBURG, DE

I thought that was made out of legos!
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In 1956, the visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright sketched out plans for The Illinois, a mile-high skyscraper that would accommodate 100,000 people, parking for 15,000 cars and enough office space to house the entire state government. Sheathed in aluminum and stainless steel, Wright's 528-story edifice could have been built, he believed, with available technology. But a significant barrier stood in the way: the required elevators would have taken up too much space.

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^^ just take the stairs! We are so lazy these days.
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if we wanted a neo-gothic tower, the saarinen tower was great.

Thats a nice tower, but I prefer the final design. Anyone remember Quigley Insurance from Sim City 3000!?

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Cool Reva and David Logan Center

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Reminds me of 1960's designs.


The art center by tod williams and billie tsien is across the street from the Mies van der Rohe SSA building.
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Transcending Type-Stadium
JEANNE GANG

Designed for the U.S. Pavillion at the 2004 Venice Biennale, the stadium design explores the potential of an urban stadium to accommodate throngs of people and disappear when not in use. The proposed structure would employ a kinetic seating bowl, lifted 30 floors above street level, comprised of a series of transforming seating and support elements, many constructed to fold into the adjacent high-rise buildings in a dense urban center.





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a little more vision:

Transcending Type-Stadium
STUDIO GANG, 2004
Designed for the U.S. Pavillion at the 2004 Venice Biennale, the stadium design explores the potential of an urban stadium to accommodate throngs of people and disappear when not in use. The proposed structure would employ a kinetic seating bowl, lifted 30 floors above street level, comprised of a series of transforming seating and support elements, many constructed to fold into the adjacent high-rise buildings in a dense urban center.




That kakakakacrazy!
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