There are plenty of mad builds being created in the world, and I am not talking about Lego builds right now. I’m talking about real structures and real buildings in our immediate reality, if you know what I mean. For some reason, countries like to pride themselves on having the highest building in the world, and apparently that injects a magnitude of tourism into the country’s economy. They say there is a limit to how high you can build a house (I don’t remember exactly how high that is), and that has to do with what the ground can take as far as weight. There are new techniques being thought of every day, but it’s clear that you need to spread out the weight over a larger area to prevent the building from sinking into the ground due to the millions of pounds it weighs.
But, that’s not what we are going to talk about right now. There was actually something brewing in Las Vegas back in 1992 that most people didn’t know about. The Las Vegas developers had grown tired of the diminishing number of people who wanted to visit downtown, and they started thinking a little bit creatively. At the time, the Star Trek franchise was big in everyone’s minds and so they started to develop an idea to build a 1:1 scale of the Star Trek Enterprise ship in the middle of downtown Las Vegas.
In the end the idea was scrapped, but there was a ton of illustrations and detailed planning that went into this project. Few people knew anything about this until now when the contractor, The Goddard Group, revealed details about the proposed build. It would certainly have been a Star Trek fan’s wet dream to come to Las Vegas with a pocket full of money and a spaceship to board. With Star Trek increasing in popularity again, maybe this idea isn’t too unrealistic after all. I mean, I am sure a lot of people would pay for the experience to board the Enterprise at least once in their lives. Maybe involve Richard Branson in the idea, and it might actually even go into intergalactic traveling. That would be an attraction to get all hyped up about. (To read more about this whole project, go to the in depth project file at The Goddard Group.)
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