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Dubai mega-pyramid would be home to 1,000,000 people and be totally 'self-sufficient'
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Dubai mega-pyramid would be home to 1,000,000 people and be totally 'self-sufficient'

Would you consider living there?

People are flooding to social media in awe of a mega-pyramid being constructed in Dubai.

Move over pyramids of Egypt, because Dubai could be giving you a run for your money.

Well, the city in the United Arab Emirates is planning to create a pyramid which dwarfs the Great Pyramid of Giza.

In 2008, plans were unveiled for a mega-pyramid - called Ziggurat - with the hopes of construction starting in 2021 and it being completed by 2028.

Its design was inspired by the pyramids of the Egyptians and Mayans, however, blown up on an even bigger scale.

Ziggurat Pyramid is set to stand taller than the Burj Khalifa and the Downtown Circle, and is planned to be a whopping 1,200 meters tall.

It's reported as being designed to measure a hefty 2.3 square kilometers across and hold a capacity of up to one million people.

The pyramid is planned to be even taller than the tallest skyscraper in the world.
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Not only this, but the structure is planned to be carbon-neutral, with everything in the building powered completely by solar panels, wind and natural sources.

The pyramid is also designed to have its own public transport system which will run not only horizontally through but up and down the building too, reportedly getting rid of the need for cars.

Oh, and it would feature 300 floors, with residential, commercial and recreational spaces.

The mega-project was designed by Timelinks - a Dubai-based group of urban planners, scientists, and architectural designers.

And managing director of Timelinks, Ridas Matonis, said, as quoted by Flashy Dubai: "Ziggurat communities can be almost totally self-sufficient energy-wise.

"Apart from using steam power in the building we will also employ wind turbine technology to harness natural energy resources.

"Whole cities can be accommodated in complexes which take up less than 10 percent of the original land surface.

"Public and private landscaping will be used for leisure pursuits or irrigated as agricultural land."

According to Flashy Dubai, the building may also incorporate facial recognition technology as a form of security.

And with news of the design having broken on social media, many are flooding online to weigh in on the project.

One X user said: "An interesting mega project worth millions of dollars, it will be a new miracle in Dubai."

"Insane," another wrote.

A third commented: "My time has come to go to the desert."

And a fourth added: "Amazing."

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