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Here's a Cloud-Shaped Skyscraper Set to Drift Above China

Considering that Shenzhen, China, already houses two of the world's top 25 tallest buildings, this proposed Cloud Citizen skyscraper might be ever so slightly less absurd...maybe. Leveling off at a height of 2,231 feet—that's second only to the 2,717-foot-tall Burj Khalifa—the 18.3 million-square-foot tower comes with the lofty goal of crafting a massive eco-community. "Cloud Citizen is as much a strategy for how to build future cities capable of giving back more to the environment than they cost, as it is a singular iconographic mega building," says the Urban Future Organization and CR-design of their so-called three-dimensional community. "[It's] complex, with an identifiable and striking skyline giving character and hope to the vision of a greener future enabled by human enterprise."

From the outside the towers look appropriately like a cloud, all interconnected in a stacked, mica-rock-like shape, and even work together to to harvest rainwater and "produce power from the sun, wind, and algae." Check out all the wacky amenities, this way.

· China Considers an Immense Skyscraper Shaped Like a Cloud [City Lab]
· All Metropolis 2.0 [Curbed National]