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The Tall Tower | Project Hieroglyph
Currently the project is stalled due to engineering issues resulting from jetstream wind interaction.
building  tower  megaengineering  megastructure  scifi  architecture  research  construction  tall  megaproject  infrastructure  engineering  Delicious 
september 2013 by asteroza
Very High Speed Transit System
Interesting bit on a possible nuclear subterrene, a tunnel boring machine using an high heat annular cutting face, which melts the rock and seals the tunnel, while passing over a smoothed out rock core that can be cut into large blocks for debris removal and transport.
technology  rock  study  architecture  transportation  transit  megaproject  mass  melting  megaengineering  VHST  boring  train  vacuum  construction  melt  pod  subterrene  vactrain  RAND  machine  nuclear  TBM  megastructure  resarch  tunnel  Delicious 
june 2013 by asteroza
Developers Say Lunar Elevator Could be Built Within a Decade | Universe Today
I like this idea. It gets a lot of the hard engineering out of the way using COTS or materials/equipment that is available now, and gains both a possible revenue stream and operational experience (for both earth based space elevators, as well as rotovators and skyhooks). Single launch on an existing rocket means this isn't a project that is married to some unicorn HLV. This would be an interesting place for google to dump some money...
lunar  space  elevtor  design  concept  megaproject  megaengineering  structure  infrastructure  megastructure  proposal  moon  engineering  Delicious 
july 2010 by asteroza
Ocean Based Orbital Payload Delivery Cannon for $250 per pound
Interesting use of a tensile/tensegrity structure to straighten and stabilize the cannon, coupled with netural buoyancy to cut out a lot of the stresses (though at that size current/tidal forces may come into play).
marine  ocean  floating  neutral  buoyancy  hydrogen  gas  gun  orbital  launcher  launch  system  megaengineering  megastructure  concept  design  space  platform  cannon  Delicious 
january 2010 by asteroza
Welcome to
SS Disney floating theme park (converted oil tanker) designer's home page
disney  floating  theme  park  recreation  entertainment  ocean  marine  engineering  megastructure  vessel  ship  transportation  Delicious 
december 2009 by asteroza
The Houston Dome Will Save the City from “Peril”, May Help Environment
The semi-obvious ghetto version of this is putting up tent poles on tall-ish buildings and building a clear canopy. That would allow gradual construction. Big domes require a significant up front planning and construction commitment because it's a megastructure/megaengineering project, and expanding dome structures via a multi-dome cellular structure is nontrivial, especially if you want to recover/recycle the intersected dome segments. But, having a large solar greenhouse provides a comparatively easy thermal energy store to tap into via a solar chimney setup.
houstom  dome  archology  green  energy  solar  chimney  greenhouse  air  containment  megastructure  architecture  urban  planning  Delicious 
june 2009 by asteroza

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