Futuristic Plexus Tower in Hong kong will allow you to drive your car to the top. In the near future we may never touch the ground. We may live, work and play at the tops of future cities.
Imagine a city filled with mile high skyscrapers that connect with bridges and platforms. Imagine living months at a time without ever touching the ground. Sounds like Isaac Asimov’s Foundation book to me. That is exactly what our future cities will look like.
We will see parks, lakes, and farms at the top of these massive towers. We will live above the clouds. In the near future we will describe our experience as above cloud or below cloud. We may see entire cultures of above cloud people who become frightened of the ground and visa versa. This is a brave new future indeed.
“The PleXus Tower emerges from the banks of the West Hong Kong Harbor as a distribution of disjointed structures, initially finding itself amidst the neighboring ferry terminal. The structure starts out as distributed pods reaching out to connect with the city’s transportation fabric, accepting traffic from the water in the form of boats, ferries, and other water vehicles.
This misfit arrangement of structural pods weaves into alignment with the Macau terminal to greatly increase the scale of the transportation hub. Bridged together by connected pipelines over the water, these pods work in harmony with the existing Macau Ferry Terminal to expediently move people towards the inner structure.
This assembly forms a podium for the first segment of the tower, which emerges as a parking structure accessible from the highway network tangent to the tower.” – EVOLO
“If you’re born in a cubicle and grow up in a corridor, and work in a cell, and vacation in a crowded sun-room, then coming up into the open with nothing but sky over you might just give you a nervous breakdown.”
― Isaac Asimov, Foundation (Foundation Novels)
As you move up the main structure, business and shopping space is available, all accessible by car to the highest level of the tower.