Re: Freedom Ship

From: Franklin Wayne Poley (
Date: Sun Aug 13 2000 - 20:11:41 MDT

On Sun, 13 Aug 2000, John M Grigg wrote:

> Greg Burch wrote:
> I've expressed my severe reservations about this project before. Nothing this big has ever been built before & the cost boggles the mind. The thing just doesn't look like it could possibly be strong enough to keep from breaking its back from wave action and the "high rise" hull looks like a great big wave-catcher....
> (end)
> I wonder if this could be the 21st century equivalent of the Titanic? In ten years will we read of it sinking with thousands drowned? I would think with what we know of nautical engineering and computer simulation there would not be a tragic design mistake made with this ship/barge. But still.....
> John

I have said, on Future-Cities before, that if this were to be reformulated
as a number of small floating and potentially interlocking units of about
5,000 people each, like Buckminster Fuller's "Triton City", I would buy in
tomorrow. Vancouver's Freedom Ship could set out from the Gov't planned
False Creek Project/ Busby High Tech Park (sort of BC's answer to
Silicon Valley) here at Harbour Centre, Vancouver.


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