nyc housing prices are inflated. thus , skyscrapers; you
build up not out. well why not do both, and do it on
closeby riparian water? YES ,barging is an age old
residential alternative. now, big city residential barging,
means building a mega
cruise ship residential building in nyc. there is
new about this idea.
however, one of a mega cruise ships biggest problems is
docking . both in money time and risk and logistics.
i propose a massive cruise ship that goes up and down
the hudson river with the tides 2x per day, and
docking maybe 1x per month, but heres the rub. the
cruise ship picks up
on the island of manhattan so long as they are
near the hudson river. how so? a massive quadcopter
that is dedicated to pickup and dropoff only is deployed.
basically it hovers over the person, drops down its vest
tethered harness, and away you go. of course, it's blades
are within solid shrouds which minimizes noise and risk
this thing hitting anything.
this avoids the problem of docking on a daily basis which
would kill any hope of success for a regularly floating
apartment building being economically viable.
ideally a drone can be designed to carry two passengers
a time. it will be operated autonomously from onship
super computers within a few miles up and down the
hudson, and ,of course, --they can be summoned by the
user using an app.
this cruise barge ship is not designed for open ocean, but
is also not designed for docking very frequently.its
specifically designed to hang out in the hudson river,
can occasionally be windy and get small white caps but is
never highly wavy. HOWEVER, this will not be a shallow
draft ship, ideally it would house 10,000 residents and
have a MINIMAL onboard team of engineers and security
officers. cleaning robots would help maintain the ship.
THERE WOULD BE NO COMMON QUARTERS FOR THE SHIP.
other than the decks . it's not a cruise line. no
no food hall, gaming, entertainment, none of it.
get an apartment with a kitchen ( all electric no natural
gas cooking ).
ALL resupply save for fuel and water is designed to be
by drone cargo ships. and even while docked, passengers
are planned to onboard via drone. why is this?
this ship is purpose built and designed to minimize any
all space required for getting passengers on and off the
ship. it is an efficient floating human sardine can.
in the case of emergency. there's no big set of
life craft. since this boat will always be within a few
hundred meters of a shore line ( even in the new york
)---it's drones could transport passengers to safety in
oh and finally, the ship is designed to recycle all water,
and heat/cold and minimize water waste. all 'garbage' is
separated and sorted and on deck flora are fertilized
with your processed carbon food scrap (including feces!).
all unusable garbage is subjected to ultra high
compression and taken off the boat via drone.
and too boot, the ship is power by an onboard combination
of solar/wind/submerged hydrogenerating turbines AND
onboard solid oxide fuel cells ALL feeding into a heat and
cold sink storeage and regeneration system. the ship also
has onboard heat exchangers to ensure lavish quantities of
fresh air are always available in ALL cabins. no matter what
outdoor conditions are.
OH YEA , THIS IDEA IS AWESOME BECAUSE EVERYTIME A HUGE
FINANCIAL REAL ESTATE BUBBLE IN A NEW CITY HAPPENS,
YOU JUST EVICT ALL YOUR TENANTS AND MOVE THE SHIPS TO
THAT NEW CITY TO MAXIMIZE PROFIT. HUZZAH FOR