Introducing the world's first floating city with its own airport

2013-11-29 12:42

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Always dreamed of travelling the world, but hate the thought of leaving the comforts of home behind?

Well, you may want to book your spot aboard the Freedom Ship, an incredible 1.6km floating city, which will even boast its own airport.

The Daily Mail reports that, while the ship has not actually been built yet, its designers have released computer generated images of what they hope the vessel will look like and, unfortunately, it's not very pretty.

What it lacks aesthetically it, however, makes up for in convenience. According to projections it will have 25 storeys and enough room for 50 000 permanent residents, as well as schools, hospitals, art galleries, shops, parks, an aquarium and a casino.

It would even have its own airport on the roof, with a runway serving small private and commercial aircraft carrying up to 40 passengers each.  

Florida-based firm, Freedom Ship International is currently trying to raise the estimated $10bn (R100bn at R10.23/dollar) to turn the dream into a reality. Roger M Gooch, director and vice president of the company said it will be the largest vessel ever built.

A map of the preliminary voyage route can be found on the Freedom Ship website and shows that the ship will be passing around the Cape of Good Hope en route to Australia. From there it would set out to south east Asia, the Americas and Europe.  

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