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Death Star Buildings

Huge rotating skyscrapers with offensive capabilities
 
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Armed with cruise missiles and ICBMs, and defended by squads of highly mobile attack helicopters. It could easily destroy a neighboring building as a show of force, to demonstrate the offensive capabilities of a fully operational office space station...
jaksplat, Jan 23 2005

ICBCM Intercontinental_20...20Missile_20(ICBCM)
Fear will keep them in line. [jaksplat, Jan 23 2005]

Rotating Building http://www.professi...aspx?lang=en&id=964
Just add weapons and armor. [jaksplat, Jan 24 2005]

baked-ish http://www.google.c...%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1
[jaksplat, Nov 08 2010]

The Crimson Permanent Assurance http://en.wikipedia...Permanent_Assurance
Givs a new twist to "Hostile takeover" [8th of 7, Nov 08 2010]

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       “Could you launch an ICBM horizontally?”   

       “Sure. Why would you want to?”
Shz, Jan 23 2005
  

       Thought of Globe Shaped building blaring "Star Wars" music. That's funny. Cities filled with falling debris from two skyscrapers going to war is not funny. CEOs dressed like Darth Vader at board meetings is funny. (-)
MrDaliLlama, Jan 24 2005
  

       [MrDaliLlama] No, it's not funny. But it is bakeable as a means of using WMDs.
jaksplat, Jan 24 2005
  

       jaksplat -- the trouble with this is that it would cost too much money .. and I wouldn't for one want to go into a skyscraper when the one next door could blow it up.
britboy, Jan 24 2005
  

       - and who'd buy a building with a really stupid flaw?
hippo, Jan 24 2005
  

       Rubik's cube with catapults and trebuchets , now there's an idea.
skinflaps, Jan 24 2005
  

       [MrDaliLama]... Hmm... now have an image of two silverhaired executives wearing Darth Vader suits, leaning out of windows and swiping at each other across the gap with plastic lightsabers. Man, I'd want to work in Acquisitions and Mergers then.   

       Alternative use for WMDs: 1. Use ICBM shells as building structural components and send nuclear bits back to whoever made them, claiming they're defective (or possibly just the wrong colour), they're within warranty and you'd like to swap them for a 1,000-inch flat screen TV please(hey, they were expensive).   

       2. Park them on the White House Lawn. Not strictly a use, I admit, but the view might give GWB pause for thought...   

       3. Extreme dominos.   

       4. Mars! Let's send crap to Mars. The manned mission (ha ha, whenever that happens) is going to require a lot of stuff. We should strap ICBMs together and start sending eight-track tapes and inflatable hammers _now_. Who knows, Zyklon B might turn out to be a really effective greenhouse gas.   

       5. By hammering rockets into the ground in a row, create the most dangerous stockade ever.   

       6. Alternatively, we could use them to wipe ourselves out and hope that the mountain goats of Turkey do a beter job of it next time around. This could involve strapping them to buildings first, I suppose. Or not.
moomintroll, Jan 24 2005
  

       {skinflaps} How about a Jenga building with all the blocks being horizontal missile silos?
jaksplat, Jan 24 2005
  

       Would be an excellent headquarters for The Crimson Permanent Assurance ...   

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8th of 7, Nov 08 2010
  
      
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