Japanese Building “Fully Functioning” Underwater City

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The Japanese construction company Shimizu Corporation has announced plans to create fully functional underwater living spaces called “Ocean Spiral,” according to CNN.

Shimizu has been working on the project with the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology and Tokyo University. They believe it will take five years to build the first unit. When the technology finally does become available, this project would cost more than $25 billion but be completed by 2030 stated fiskusa.com

“This is a real goal, not a dream,” Shimizu spokesman Hideo Imamura told the Guardian.

According to CNN, the underwater project will be divided into three distinctive zones. The structure will stretch all the way to 2.8 miles under the sea off the coast of Japan.

A giant sphere with a diameter 500 meters situated just below the surface will form the first section and house residential zones, businesses and hotels. At the surface, the city will have a vast floating dome that could be made watertight and retracted beneath the surface in bad weather, added CNN.

People could live and work in the city, or come and visit for a location and view some of the amazing marine life outside. On the surface boats can dock with the sphere, allowing residents and visitors to come and go, reported dailymail.co.uk.