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July 8, 2015

Will cities of the future FLOAT? $167 million project using concrete platforms could be home to 300 people by 2020 (DailyMail, July 8, 2015)

If waking up to a sea breeze and panoramic ocean views is your idea of heaven, you might consider moving to a floating city.

A group of marine biologists, nautical engineers and environmentalists backed by Paypal founder Peter Thiel, plans on building a floating city, or ‘seastead’ as soon as in 2020.

While this may be an ambitious plan, the group has settled on the design and believes semi-independent cities would be the perfect place to try new modes of government and agricultural methods, for example, in a bid to work out how to tackle the world’s problems. [READ FULL ARTICLE]

One Comment on “Will cities of the future FLOAT? $167 million project using concrete platforms could be home to 300 people by 2020 (DailyMail, July 8, 2015)

Joe Cushing
September 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm

Hi,

I work in the real estate industry doing accounting. Has there been any financial analysis done on seastead designs? Do you have an estimate on the cost per square foot to manufacture? What about the cost of energy, HVAC, Maintenance etc? I suppose some of this might be easier with cruise ships than with platforms because we already have costs for those.

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