So Why Can't Skyscrapers Be Made Underwater?

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Water-scraper is a concept piece entered into the eVoIo Skyscraper Competition which shows a future where people live and work underwater. Harnessing wave, wind and solar power to generate electricity, it's a future world I'd be thrilled to live in.

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We'd also be able to grow food using aquaculture and hydroponic ways—though if it just tastes like algae I might stick with city-living for a while longer. [Water-scraper via Inhabitat]

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FrankenPC
FrankenPC

I've wondered why we don't build everything underground. The displaced dirt could be used to bury existing structures. Keeping the home at the temperature of a cave is ideal.