I just read an article I found fascinating about “Landscrapers.” Some snippets:

“…a “landscraper,” a building as long and as horizontal as skyscrapers are tall and vertical, and it could represent a shift in the very shape of the places where people work.”

“Google’s London flagship will be 1,082 feet long, which is 66 feet longer than The Shard, London’s tallest building, is high. The new building is comparable to the iconic Empire State building (1,250 feet) in New York.”

“…ThyssenKrupp has recently sold the first elevator that can move up, down, sideways and diagonally—controlled by magnetic levitation—to a residential building in Berlin.”



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I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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10 Responses to Landscrapers

  1. utesmile says:

    Interesting… and in London. You might need a bicycle to find the toilets….if they are at the other end. I do wonder where we have so much space to build it though. I though there is non in the city. We’ll see….

    • russtowne says:

      We certainly will. I think the the maglev horizontal elevator would work well for such buildings, or perhaps the various things they use at large airports to quickly move people from one end of big terminals to the other. Landscrapers could prove to be especially popular in places that have incredible amounts of open space such as in much of the midwest and southwest in the U.S.

  2. Landscrapers you say, I say skyscrapers either way bloody big buildings

  3. ksbeth says:

    what an interesting concept –

  4. That Google…..the things they do….

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