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July 26, 2022

HORIZONTALLY, NOT VERTICALLY

Inside Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Build a Skyscraper That Stretches for 75 Miles

(Thanks to Steve K, who says "I'm going over to the lunch room, be back next week.")

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Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

Well, a lot of the homeless live in underground tunnels, so on the plus side, no boring expenses are required.

I'm beginning to think we are paying too much for oil.

Sounds like they're having a difficult time conceptualizing the term skyscraper.

'The mother of all skyscrapers'.

Shouldn't be more properly called a 'WallScraper'?

The original plans were to build it 75 miles high, but the possibility of colliding with the International Space Station or weather and communication satellites caused them to change the plans and build it lying down.

It will have 11,481 Starbucks.

This plan bothers me. I wonder if they considered the disruption to wildlife, who will likely fight with, or at least be scared by, their reflection. As MOTW posted above, just because you can, doesn't mean you should. When we lived in Saudi Arabia in the 1990's, they were more concerned about immediate benefits rather than future impact. (When I pointed out to the manager of our housing complex that letting vines grow on the houses would damage them, he said "But, by then, you and I will be dead.") It doesn't seem that much has changed.

But then one can say..."All in all, I'm just another brick in the wall..."

With a sign in the middle saying "Next bathroom 25 miles."

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