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13. "RE: a helpful visual reference!"
In response to message #11
 
   >Gryphon, I'm sorry to disagree with you, but... no, actually, no I'm
>not. Your assessment is just plain wrong. This isn't just designed for
>aesthetic purposes - it's designed for disaster relief, giving
>people shelter after, say, an earthquake hits.

It was inspired by/for disaster relief, which is laudable, but the rest of the article pretty clearly indicates to me that the guy's ambition has since run away with him, and he's now taking the view, "We should just build everything like this! "

You don't build a 30-story skyscraper, much less plan the world's tallest building, as a showcase for disaster relief shelter technology. You do that if you're drunk on your new idea's potential and have no conception of how miserable it would be to actually live in the cities that result from your Vision.

(Also, I personally would not much care to live in, or within being-fallen-on distance of, a multi-story structure some dudes built in a couple days. Call me conservative. :)

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