Carbon Neutral Pyramid to House 1 Million People

The Ziggurat Pyramid will stand 1.2 kilometres in height and cover 2.3 square kilometres in area

Biometrics (facial and fingerprint scanning) security will be used throughout the pyramid

Dubai Express | Aug 21, 2008

Eco-wonder: The Pyramid city

By Derek Baldwin, Senior Reporter

A proposed pyramid city for the Dubai desert will stand 1.2 kilometres in height, dwarfing the Burj Dubai – the tallest tower in the world – by hundreds of metres.

The solar-powered pyramid project – dubbed Ziggurat after the ancient Mayan pyramids – was announced this week by Timelinks, an eco-design firm that plans to unveil the engineering wonder at Cityscape Dubai later this year.

If completed, it’s expected to be the largest man-made residential structure on the planet, with its foundation covering more than two square kilometres.

“The pyramid will be more than a kilometre tall and will house one million people inside,” a source close to the project told XPRESS. “It will be completely self-sustainable.”

Nature power

Using solar and wind power, the mega structure will create its internal weather. Steam generated from solar power and collected through photovoltaic cell panels on the pyramid’s exterior might well be piped from the ground level to the uppermost heights of the pyramid’s interior and then released, instantly turning into rain, which may then fall on the lush garden communities inside the pyramid.

An eco system, full of vegetation, mild temperatures and regular rainfall, may make this a highly marketable city for people living in dry desert conditions.

In a statement, Ridas Matonis, Timelinks Managing Director, said: “Communities [Ziggurat] can be almost totally self-sufficient energy-wise. Apart from using steam power in the building, we will also employ wind turbine technology to harness natural energy resources.”

Matonis said the pyramid project requires 90 per cent less land than a traditional city. “Cities can be accommodated in complexes that take up less than 10 per cent of the original land surface. Public and private landscaping will be used for leisure pursuits or irrigated as agricultural land.”

Not a pipe dream

“Timelinks has patented the design and technology incorporated into the project and has applied to the European Union for a grant for technical projects,” the firm said. “A number of eminent professors will be on hand to explain the technicalities of how the Ziggurat project works and how these communities can be integrated in master projects.”

Fast facts

•     The Ziggurat Pyramid will stand 1.2 kilometres in height and cover 2.3 square kilometres in area

•     The design means that it might use 90 per cent less of a footprint than a traditional city hosting one million people

•     Biometrics (facial and fingerprint scanning) security will be used throughout the pyramid

•     No cars will be needed because the pyramid will have its own internal transport network

11 responses to “Carbon Neutral Pyramid to House 1 Million People

  1. Mitch Gingras

    The aerodynamics of this structure has missed the biggest aerodynamic advantage of a pyramidal structure. But does look cool, eh?

  2. Load em up–pack em in the matrix hive–go (soylent)green! Biometric–to be safe!!!!

  3. Exactly, the bee hive with the worker bees serving the queen. But if you watch scifi movies, they all show this same predictive programming of compact mega-cities surrounded by vast depopulated wilderness to condition the masses that it’s all inevitable. Really just Agenda 21 in action using the global warming hoax as the big stick to force people into submission. Also the Masonic occult pyramid aspect is obvious.

  4. And has everyone forgotten that pyramids were historically–just tombs? For the Kings/Pharaohs/Elites/Emperors? Either that or else nifty props for the ritual sacrifices.

    Pyramids are supposed to be so wonderful–but basically monuments to death.

  5. The Mayan pyramids were used for human sacrifice, but both those and the Egyptian were also used for ritual initiation ceremonies.

  6. Temos um mundo para fascinar e explorar, só gostaria mesmo da oprotunidade de ser um agente e em fim gerar algum Monumento desse porte aquí no Brasil /RN.

  7. Babelfish translation such as it is–

    We have a world to fascinate and to explore, would only like exactly the oprotunidade to be an agent and in end to generate some Monument of this transport here in Brazil /RN.

    So–you want one then?

  8. pooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooop!

  9. Pingback: Social Engineering Bill In Senate Will Force People Into Crowded Cities | Aftermath News

  10. Not so much Wil

    The cut and past thing doesnt work when translating buddy. Give your brain what its supposed to have- knowledge. Learn another language.

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