I had occasion to review one of my posts from three years ago. The TL;DR is that an idiot architect “designed” a “global cooling tower” to save the planet from global warming. The best case scenario — should someone find the magic unobtainium to build it — would be to render the planet uninhabitable for anything above bacteria. The idiot — Paolo Venturella — demanded that I delete the criticism. I said no.
The original web site, www.paoloventurella.it is gone, so I assume some village in Italy missed its idiot and took Paolo home.
But the global cooling skyscraper lives on here.
Looking at that page, I noticed an image I don’t recall from the original. Maybe it was there, but I was so befuddled by the overall dumbassery that that I missed it.
An artist rendering of the view of the doomsday monstrosity from… Mir. Remember, this was published in 2016.
I did a little searching to see what little Paolo is up to these days, and didn’t spot anything since the global extermination project, so I guess he has proper supervision now. I did turn up some of his earlier…. work.
The “Flex Tower.
“Engineering” such a thing aside, I wonder what occupants of neighboring buildings would think of that thing wobbling around and over them.
This is a little more sane structurally; a solar-powered market. But…
… someone should have explained to the guy that PVC panels work best when angled towards the sun. A 360 degree array on vertical and horizontal panels aren’t going to collect much energy. And the ones facing away from the sun? Yeah; right.
Hopefully, Paolo’s current caretaker can keep him distracted with Legos.