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sicboy
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Member since Nov 2010
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re: What do you think about this proposed future
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its a Saudi Arabian project


I was going to include that but figured the thread would go to shite pretty quick if I did.


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AUCE05
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Member since Dec 2009
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re: What do you think about this proposed future
I love the idea of underground transportation. Less risk to infrastructure.


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crazy4lsu
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Member since May 2005
27162 posts

re: What do you think about this proposed future
Would be an improvement on what we have now. Designing cities around cars exclusively has had so many detrimental effects. Those designs represent a major departure from traditional urban planning, which no doubt had discontents, but also represented thousands of years of accumulated knowledge.

The car, or rather, individual private transport has a place in the city, but cities shouldn't exclusively be designed around the car. The belief that the car is the centerpiece of the city has lead to an absolutely dystopian architecture, where the average American city is nothing more than strip malls and parking lots.



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GeauxTigersLee
LSU Fan
Atlanta
Member since Sep 2010
4543 posts

re: What do you think about this proposed future
The "Big Dig" in Boston was 1.5 miles and ended up costing over $8 billion ($21 billion in 2020 dollars). It's a great idea, but way too expensive to dig without very concentrated urban centers such as NYC. There's not a city in the south concentrated enough to make it work. Even Dallas, Fort Worth, or Atlanta are too spread out from where people live and work to be used and economical.



sicboy
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re: What do you think about this proposed future
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The "Big Dig" in Boston was 1.5 miles and ended up costing over $8 billion ($21 billion in 2020 dollars)




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BorrisMart
LSU Fan
La
Member since Jul 2020
3212 posts

re: What do you think about this proposed future
Is that supposed to be high speed transit powered by testicles?


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soccerfüt
Location: A Series of Tubes
Member since May 2013
47573 posts

re: What do you think about this proposed future
Where will the fetus gestate? You gonna keep it in a box?

People don’t want to live underground.

These folks are silly designing this shite.


armsdealer
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2016
1857 posts

re: What do you think about this proposed future
Great concept, for an individual residence, not an entire city. Look at apartments, you can't go down as easy as you can go up.

I'd love to have a property with the home built into the side of a hill or a cave or something with hidden parking, etc. etc. but I'd never imagine a city pulling that concept off.


shel311
Nicholls St. Fan
McKinney, Texas
Member since Aug 2004
83679 posts

re: What do you think about this proposed future
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Doesn't elon musk owe us a hyperloop by now too?

He's no longer part of the Hyperloop, Richard Branson is heading that one up now and it is called the Virgin Hyperloop.


Napoleon
New Orleans Saints Fan
Kenna
Member since Dec 2007
62620 posts

re: What do you think about this proposed future
Kind of how they built disney. Great plan but the price makes it not practical.


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Napoleon
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Kenna
Member since Dec 2007
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re: What do you think about this proposed future
He's part of it. He just said he only devotes 3% of his time to it.


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LSUBFA83
LSU Fan
Member since May 2012
1910 posts

re: What do you think about this proposed future
Too expensive to do this on Earth but could be a decent concept for a space colony.


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RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
191126 posts

re: What do you think about this proposed future
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The "Big Dig" in Boston was 1.5 miles and ended up costing over $8 billion ($21 billion in 2020 dollars). It's a great idea, but way too expensive to dig without very concentrated urban centers such as NYC


Saudi's will probably use dirt cheap labor from SE Asia. They hold on to their papers until the work is completed.


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upgrayedd
US Space Force Fan
Lifting at Tobin's house
Member since Mar 2013
117769 posts

re: What do you think about this proposed future
We can't even build a mile of interstate without a 6 year long impact study. This is a crack-induced hallucination


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TheChosenOne
VCU Fan
Member since Dec 2005
17536 posts

re: What do you think about this proposed future
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Great concept, for an individual residence, not an entire city.

Hudson Yards in NYC was built with a similar construction. All service access is underground. Vacuum tubes that moves trash. Trains to/from Penn Station and the subway train yards are underneath — the whole multi-building complex was actually built on top of the trains.

It’s a really impressive engineering feat.


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