Japan’s Taisei Construction Corporation has a dream. It’s dream is to make a building taller than all the other buildings.
Only the X-SEED 4000 project doesn’t just stand a few metres over existing towers – it’s nearly TEN TIMES the size of current sky-scraping record holders. Inspired by Japan’s Mount Fuji, the eco-friendly, solar powered, mountain-like pile could house up to one million people, and would cover six square kilometres of Tokyo harbour real estate were it to get the go ahead.
It’s unlikely to get the go ahead, though, thanks to a projected budget of anything up to $900 billion to build. We’re fairly sure that’s more money than there is in the world.