Japan Plans to Build World's Tallest Building

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Japan Plans to Build World's Tallest Building This is how X-Seed 4000 will look like if it ever gets built. Photo by Inhabitat.com

The Japanese Taisei Corporation is planning to build world's tallest building, which is futuristically-named X-Seed 4000, Inhabitat.com reported.

If it ever gets built in Tokyo, X-Seed 4000 will tower above the city with its planned 13,000 ft structure.

The mountain-like X-Seed 4000 represents a utopian eco-vision for a self-contained high-rise city in the Tokyo harbour - powered mainly by solar energy. Aesthetically inspired by nearby Mount Fuji, the behemoth building would measure 13,123 feet tall with a 6 square-kilometre footprint, and could accommodate five hundred thousand to one million inhabitants.

Designed by Taisei Construction Corporation as an "intelligent building," the X-Seed 4000 would maintain light, temperature, and air pressure in response to changing external weather conditions.

Unlike conventional skyscrapers, the X-Seed 4000 would be required to actively protect its occupants from considerable air pressure gradations and weather fluctuations along its massive elevation.

Its design calls for the use of solar power to maintain internal environmental conditions. Some estimate that the cost to construct the X-Seed 4000 structure may be somewhere between USD 300-900 B.
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Uchak - 21 Jun 2008 // 09:15:14

this will be terrible for Japanese suicide epidemic! Imagine the splat on the ground when the suiciding kamikaze hit the pavement???

nori bento anyone?

LEGEND - 21 Jun 2008 // 09:10:46

OFF course its a brilliant idea...........but yes its true that JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA have made a habbit of making wonderfull designs but with no sign of taking any steps towards making them.....BEFORE this i thought THE SKY CITY was the best.....but this one is really mind boggling I LIKED it but i seriously doubt that this project will be completed soon..........its more like a TIME MACHINE......where people know how to make it BUT DONT KNOW WHEN TO MAKE IT OR HOW TO MAKE IT.......i think probably 50 years will be needed to complete this mamoth project......with the best technology available may be it ll take 40 years but having the BUDGET in mind really will hault the process of constructing this building .......I DONT THINK JAPAN CAN AFFORD THIS PROJECT..............but yes we doo need few project like this one cuz as the day pass by we do need new spaces for the growing population of EARTH and project like this will significantly reduce poppulation as well as pollution.........SAaeO NARA...........AU REVOIR !!!!!

plamenski - 24 Aug 2007 // 17:22:19

>> the behemoth building would measure 13,123 feet tall with a 6 square-kilometre footprint, <<

Typical SNA style reporting - one measure in feet, another in kilometres.
It's called X-Speed 4000 as it would be 4000 m high. That's important to report.

For the Bulgarians here
Let me pass on a joke someone made about it:

>> I expect a multitude of engineering problems.
and simple human ones - one can't open the window at the 4th kilometer. <<

CreepyS - 24 Aug 2007 // 14:55:47

the japanese live in skyscrapers for quite some time so i suppose they can live in such a thing too - they have not much land left so they must build high or buy some land from russia or from the us and go there, which i dont see happening.

now, if you live on the top of this thing and the elevators are out of order...

Kolega - 24 Aug 2007 // 14:43:05

Are you guys genuinely excited about this?
It looks creepy (no pun;) to me.
Then packing a million infidels anywhere, is just asking for attention from our friends in the Arab world... bring it it down would certainly qualify as "achievement" in the Muslims mind;)

CreepyS - 24 Aug 2007 // 12:08:12

Of course it is interesting news - such news stimulate the imagination and the creativity that led the human civilization to be where it is now.

And if you look at the shape of the building you can understand why Monsieur l'ingГ©nieur Gustave Eiffel is a genius.

BGtrvlr - 24 Aug 2007 // 11:56:49

Now this is actually interesting news! Thank you Novinite and GO JAPAN!

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