Friday, July 18, 2008

Why Fly When You Can Float?

The New York Times has a piece looking at the possibility of transferring hotels from the ground into the sky.......

Imagine gliding in a floating hotel over the Serengeti, gazing
down at herds of zebra or elephants; or floating over Paris as the sun sets and
lights blink on across the city as you pass the Eiffel Tower...

...Such flights of fancy may one day be possible, if the dream
of Jean-Marie Massaud, a French architect, comes true.
As the cost of fuel
soars and the pressure mounts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, several
schemes for a new generation of airship are being considered by governments and
private companies.

Read full report - Why Fly When You Can Float?


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