July 4, 2015 | Monday
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Of course, it is more complicated than just building an underwater structure. As you go underwater, the pressure increases with each inch that you go below the depths of the surface. So these structures must be able to withstand the weight of the water around it. Also, humans cannot live underwater on their own, so these structures must find a way to pump oxygen into the space. Not to mention that these structures must be furnished and bring in food and necessities to live comfortably in a person’s time in the structure. Engineering wise, creating something that is habitable underwater can be a nightmare to execute, let alone design. Compromises to art and style have to be compromised for the sake of safety and human survival. Also, should there be any damages or leaks to the structures, how does one repair them without completely destroying the structure? While it is cool to think of underwater structures, the science and technology behind them is very complicated.
Not to mention that underwater structures can be very vulnerable to attacks. Whether it is a sea creature that doesn’t like the hotel that is in its space, or someone on the other side of the glass is antagonizing a killer whale, we all know that these animals have the ability to break multiple layers of glass and cause some real damage. Not only that, but terrorists can also target these underwater structures. All it takes is a bomb or a bullet to completely submerge the structure in water. So, besides the building of the structure, safety precautions must be taken in order to ensure the survival of the structure.
Underwater structures are coming in the form of restaurants, museums, and hotels. They are all awesome to think about. But again, the execution behind the building of the structures were complex and potentially the product of any engineer or architect’s nightmares. Something else that has to be taken into consideration is the longevity of the structure, and how long the building will last while dealing with wear and tear from interior and exterior use. But the end results are well worth the effort, and it makes the human race one step closer to completely taking over the earth.
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