Shimizu Mega City, proposed Tokyo Bay Pyramid

I first got news of this proposed structure way back in 2004. When I first watched the Discovery Channel program detailing the plans for this project I was very skeptical and thought at the time that nothing as massive as this could be build in my lifetime. Three years later and I got an email from a friend this morning with the same information about the Tokyo Bay Pyramid and now I’m thinking…this thing can and might be built! With the way how technological breakthroughs are being reported almost daily I am sure that materials and techniques advanced enough will soon be available to make this structure a possibility in the not too distant future.

The Shimizu TRY 2004 Mega-City Pyramid is a proposed project for construction of a massive pyramid over Tokyo Bay in Japan. The structure would be 12 times higher than the Great Pyramid at Giza, and would house 750,000 people. If built, it will be the largest man-made structure on Earth. The structure would be 2,004 meters (6,575 feet) high and would answer Tokyo’s increasing lack of space. The proposed structure is so large that it cannot be built with currently available materials, due to their weight. The design relies on the future availability of super-strong lightweight materials based on carbon nanotubes.

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