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The Mile Long Floating City

How would you like to live here?  Check out the Freedom Ship.  It will be the largest vessel ever built and the first ever floating city, all powered by wave and solar power and on-board generators. 

The vessel is a mile long, 25-storeys-high and has enough room for 50-thousand permanent residents. 

The ship features schools, hospitals, art galleries, shops, parks, an aquarium, casino and even an art gallery as well as an airport on the roof and a docking bay at the rear. 

Also included is a 1.7 million square foot shopping center. 

It's all set to cost $10 billion, and it would weigh 2.7 million tons.  That means it would be too big to ever enter a port. 

Because of this, the ocean community would spend the whole time at sea.  They would circle the globe twice a year. 

The route would take the ship from the east coast of the U.S. across the Atlantic Ocean into Europe, passing Italy before looping back and sailing around Africa, across to Australia, heading north into Asia before spending the end of the year on the west coast of America and into South America.  

Now the ship wouldn't just be open to the permanent residents.  There would be extra room for 30,000 daily visitors, 20,000 crew and 10,000 overnight guests. 

The designers are now hoping to raise $1 billion to begin construction. 

There is no mention of the cost for a permanent resident or visitor fees. 



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