Japan wants to build an island
1991/11/01 Elhuyar Zientzia Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria
Within three years the Japanese archipelago will have one more island, as the platform that will have tourist areas, marine nurseries and research centers will begin to be built shortly.
The island will be shaped like a giant bird. Its height will be 30 m and its length 320 m. The flight length will be 560 m. For the boats will be 800 m, so there will be 80 fishing boats on their docks. Fishermen will have 200 rooms and 1,000 rooms for tourists.
Heliport, shopping mall, swimming pool, aquarium and giant conference room will also be built. The location of this artificial island has not yet been chosen, but it can be done in waters with depths between 50 and 150 m, as long as these waters are calm.
It will only have a support area capable of resisting waves of 3 m of height. The energy of the waves will be used by a power plant that will be built at the front of the platform to obtain the energy that the island will need. Finally, it should be noted that the cost of this project will amount to 500 billion pesetas.