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Mole People

9.26.2011

A lot of people looking for apartments in Chicago are very adamant about having a great view. They can be very specific about which compass direction to face, what they would like to be able to see ,and exactly how how up a skyscraper they want to live. The feeling of being on a top floor balcony gazing over the concrete jungle as taxis crawl by like ants is almost indescribably awesome. That being said, would you want to trade all that to live in a place like this?

Earthscraper-by-BNKR-02.jpgClick here to gigantify!

These are concept drawings from a Mexican architectural company to build giant buildings but flipped and buried into the ground. The weirdest thing to me is that it looks like the top level, or bottom level, not sure how you would describe the floors on this, is just a giant plexiglass viewing platform that looks down over a thousand feet into the Earth. How crazy would the world look if a cityscape didn’t have the distinctive skylines that we associate with them nowadays but were just flat ground with hundreds of viewports into the ground? Trippy right?


Not to get all save the whales on you but think about the ecological impact of being able to build an actual skyscraper on top of an earthscraper and how many people and businesses you could put into one normal building’s footprint.

I imagine prices for renting/buying these places would be pretty low since you would have to be a special kind of crazy to work 8 hours a day with barely any natural sunlight then take an elevator ride up to your cave to spend the night. To each their own but give me a room with a view. Well, looks like it is time for me to get back to some actual work now. You should too, I think your boss is looking over your shoulder!

Catch you on the flip side.

-Marty-

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