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Old Posted Mar 21, 2016, 4:51 PM
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Five Hundred (500) acres of land completely enclosed, climate and temperature controlled under the superstructure roof makes this a marvel of engineering. The DreamScape Winnipeg project is primed to become Winnipeg's premier attraction. Within 18 months or sooner the ground will be broken on this LEED Certified state-of-the-art development making this "the most extraordinary opportunity" the Province has ever seen.

http://www.dreamscapewinnipeg.com/

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This thread reminds me of all the Sky City naysayers.
All the jets naysayers
Arena nay naysayers

You guys have leaked into every other thread here with dreamscape puns. Most of us come here for updates and info. Not to have to relive grade 9.
With all due respect, the projects you mentioned and this one are not remotely comparable.

A 500 acre dome would be 1600m across. The current largest dome in the world is 300m across.
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Old Posted Mar 21, 2016, 5:24 PM
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The story made it on CTV news at noon. Actually, here's the link:
http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=832887
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Old Posted Mar 21, 2016, 5:58 PM
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It's basically 1 square mile indoors. So would fit perfectly on a full section of land.
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Old Posted Mar 21, 2016, 8:32 PM
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Sotirios Kotoulas could be secretly involved ?!?
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Old Posted Mar 21, 2016, 9:00 PM
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Forget this trivial talk of "funding" and "engineering impossibilities" - the most important question - how do you clean all that glass?

500 acres of glass that both sides need to be cleaned regularly.

Let's not even get into the amount of humidification required to avoid continuous rain showers over the winter months.
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Old Posted Mar 21, 2016, 9:03 PM
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I'm enjoying this thread, in an un-biased way of course...
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Drew, their engineer has it figured out. I mean, shes done some land development. She must be an expert in massive buildings, the largest the world has ever seen. Right?! haha

This is like that mega mall that was to be built in Saskatchewan. Except the mall has way more chance of going ahead, and it's never going to happen.
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I built a shed in my backyard last year. Does that now make me an expert on the construction of the world's largest building
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Old Posted Mar 21, 2016, 9:44 PM
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Drew, their engineer has it figured out. I mean, shes done some land development. She must be an expert in massive buildings, the largest the world has ever seen. Right?! haha
She seems to be a Civil Engineer (meaning site drainage, ect.) so her expertise would only be limited to figuring out how to make sure the surface runoff water from the roof and surrounding areas "get gone" so to speak. Apparently she is also somewhat of an expert in property subdivision.

Really, she has the easy job.

This project is really heavy on the structural and mechanical systems.
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Would it not make a lot more sense to build several domes, each housing one of the attractions and then link them together with an enclosed monorail?
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I'm more interested in who gets the architectural contract.

We do have a firm in Winnipeg that has experience in designing stadiums and one that can do steel cube stages.
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For context, Assiniboine Park minus the forest is only 400 acres. Unless they know something about carbon nano tubes that we don't, you can imagine the folly of trying to enclose an area so large. Maybe if they were planning an interconnected series of buildings it would be feasible--and phasable--but they aren't. They're planning a giant square.

The more I think about this, the angrier I get. Where does this clown get off trying to hold anyone hostage over such crap?
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I was trying to figure out a reasonable depth for a roof truss to clear span this length, but I broke my calculator.

It would be in the hundreds of feet of depth. Likely making this the tallest building in Winnipeg easily.

You would have to divert Canada's share of steel fabrication towards Winnipeg while this thing is getting built.
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Serious question: would it take so much steel that it would block out the sun?
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could it even be fabricated in Canada, as I thought a lot of the plants closed. I have visions of flatcars loaded with Korean and Chinese pre -fab steel from their mills coming from ports in Canada and the US.
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could it even be fabricated in Canada, as I thought a lot of the plants closed. I have visions of flatcars loaded with Korean and Chinese pre -fab steel from their mills coming from ports in Canada and the US.
Should Canada start declaring war on other countries now in order to forcibly seize their steel-producing heavy industry assets so that production can be diverted to this project? If so, which countries should be targeted first?

Can the Port of Churchill be adapted to handle multiple daily panamax+ cargo ships delivering full loads of steel?
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The way the Winnipeg media are running with this story is completely embarrassing, maybe some of us should come up with plans for a UFO specific airport with colourful diagrams so we can get air time!
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