Chilly Kazakhstan Building Indoor City

In the capital city of Astana, temperatures can drop to -40F. Kazakhstan's president Nursultan Nazarbayev says the city is fighting the cold by building an entirely indoor city, under a dome 2 kilometers across.
June 2, 2010, 7am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Turkish construction firm Sembol has drawn up some concept plans which include Venetian-style canals and gondolas.

Sembol is currently completing work on a nearby entertainment complex called Khan Shatyr:

Richard Orange writes, "Khan Shatyr's upper zone has a tropical climate, with an indoor 'beach', water slides, wave machine and tropical garden. Lower zones have a monorail system, a running track, a small amusement park, and a shopping complex. The Indoor City will take the same concept to another scale."

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Published on Sunday, May 30, 2010 in The Telegraph
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