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500-foot-high “tent” over the entire metropolis December 11, 2006

Posted by farshadf in Interesting.


Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, will soon become one of the coolest cities in the world. Why, you ask? Because they’re planning to build a 500-foot-high “tent” over the entire metropolis to keep it warm in the winter. It’ll be made from a special material that absorbs sunlight to give the effect of summer year-round, allowing lucky Kazaks to play tennis and go swimming while the rest of Eastern Europe is stuck bundling up and trudging through snow.

This isn’t just a pipe dream, either; UK architect Norman Foster plans to have the project completed in about a year. This is officially the coolest architectural project ever. All of the sudden Kazakhstan just jumped up from about #7,834 of places I want to visit to somewhere in the top 3.

Quoting Borat in the comments will, if not get you an execution, will at least earn you my scorn. Tread lightly.



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