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‘Defensive’ skyscrapers proposed to combat tsunamis
Designers Victor Kopeikin and Pavlo Zabotin have come up with a radical idea for combating tsunamis, which uses residential skyscrapers as a defensive shield.
The project proposes self-supporting residential units located in the sea which form a single closed defensive chain.
Envisaged to protect countries such as Japan, the ‘Citadel Skyscrapers’ would be placed two to three kilometres from the shore.
The towers are connected by a system of breakwaters and drainage channels, able to withstand waves up to 50m, to prevent destructive waves from reaching the shore.