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"Earthscraper" Beats Height Limits By Going Down Instead of Up

In the dense center of Mexico City, an architect has proposed a 65-story building - straight down.

Mexico City limits building height to 8 stories, so architecture firm BNKR Arquitectura has proposed an inverted pyramid-shaped building to be build underground. An enormous glass ceiling would be at ground level, bringing light down through a central atrium to the floors below. The glass ceiling would also serve as a glass floor for the plaza above, allowing for public events to take place at ground level.

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Anyone hear a drip?

Edward Sullivan

Given the hydrology of Mexico City, this would seem a disaster waiting (but not very long) to happen:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_management_in_Greater_Mexico_City

and wouldn't the whole huge structure tend to 'float' out of the Lake Texoco sediments like an long-empty backyard swimming pool?....

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