Eco-city is solar-powered, holds one hundred thousand

by Mark R

Lately, I have been covering a lot of hands-on reviews of real products before the holidays, and it has been a while since I have covered a cool concept design that I probably will never see in my lifetime.

Then again, this domed city is called Eco-city 2020, and I’m not certain that is a realistic deadline for this project. That would give them only a decade to complete it.

The plan is to build this city around the Mir diamond mine, which I’m told is the second largest excavated hole in the planet. It is 1,700 feet deep, and it is a quarter mile wide on the top. Apparently, the air flowing into the hole is so strong, it can suck helicopters in.

The dome on top is equipped with solar cells so power can be generated throughout the city. You will notice the vertical farms and forests, which I would assume provides a healthy atmosphere for this place. The main floor would hold the parks and recreation areas, and the residential section are around the walls. It is estimated that 100,000 people can live in this Eco-city.

Not bad for a city of the future. I wonder if there is a way to make this so the Eco-city would be our habitation-of-choice on another world? It certainly would be a better shelter than the Vivos Underground Shelter Network.


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JohnMc Says: November 16, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Very nice idea. But excuse me, solar powered???? Mirna is located in Siberia so what are they going to do for the roughly 3 months of the year when the sun is but a dim bulb on the horizon? Hmmmm?

‘Solar’ is becoming a worthless buzzword like, ‘Jet’, ‘Sleek’, ‘Streamlined’. All Madison ave and little practically for many locations.

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