French Engineer Plans Huge Floating Mid-Ocean City (Mar, 1931)

It really seem that big. Also, what’s with all the Eiffel towers?

Though this would be perfect for Relativistic Statistical Arbitrage

French Engineer Plans Huge Floating Mid-Ocean City

WHEN the continents of the world have become overcrowded and trans-oceanic airplane travel is as common as travel by steamers at present, we may see the establishment of huge mid-ocean cities such as is shown in the above drawing, which illustrates the plans recently made by Leon Feoquinos, a French engineer of Marseilles.

The foundation is to be a network of steel sections, held together with cables, to act as a gigantic breakwater against the heavy seas. In the center there will be a large enclosed harbor that will serve as a landing place for hydroplanes and a port for ocean liners. Later other features will be added, such as a spacious hotel, gaming casino, and four huge towers.

  1. Dan says: November 16, 201011:29 am

    Waterworld, FTW! 🙂

  2. r peltier says: November 16, 201011:51 am

    I’ve never seen this, they must have surrendered to some one!

  3. Kosher Ham says: November 16, 201012:24 pm

    It looks like an off shore drilling platform on steroids; this brings up the question of what the city’s economy would be.

  4. Larry says: November 16, 20107:35 pm

    looks to me like the Eiffel towers are docking points for airships.

  5. blast says: November 16, 20109:16 pm

    Also the towers would make nice lightning rods, Larry.

    This goes to show that people in that era really did not believe the seamen’s tales of what we now call rogue waves.…

  6. Kosher Ham says: November 17, 20101:19 pm

    Perhaps the breakwater could be made robust enough to handle those rogue waves.

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