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Ocean Spiral Underwater City

We've all heard and probably seen floating cities, but underwater cities could become a reality far sooner than you think, starting with Ocean Spiral. Created by the Shimizu Corporation, the company claims they could have a prototype up and running by 2030. It would consist of two main sections: the first is a 500-metre-diameter spherical city with a tower that accommodates up to 5,000 people, while the second is a spiral structure that connects this sphere with a base station on the ocean floor, 2.5 miles down. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Ocean Spiral Underwater City
Ocean Spiral Underwater City
Ocean Spiral Underwater City

"The spiral would generate renewable energy using ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC), a process that takes advantage of the temperature difference between cooler deep seawater and warmer shallow seawater to drive a generator to produce electricity. Drinking water would be produced by a process called reverse osmosis membrane desalination, which utilizes the high pressures naturally found at lower depths in the ocean to purify seawater," reports Deezen.










This entry was posted on 12/15/2017 02:00am and is filed under Architechture, Design, Science, Technology .
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