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The incredible mile-long floating CITY - complete with schools, a hospital, parks and an airport for its 50,000 residents {VIDEO+PICS}

Designed by the Florida-based Freedom Ship International (FSI), the floating city is set to cost $10 billion and weigh 2.7 million tonnes - making it too large to ever dock.

  • The Freedom Ship is 25 storeys high and would feature a casino, an art gallery, a park and a shopping centre
  • The concept, designed by a Florida-based company would cost $10billion if was commissioned to be built
  • The vessel could house 50,000 people but it would contain additional space to hold an extra 30,000 visitors
  • The ship would constantly sail around the world - doing a full circuit every two years - but would be too large to enter any ports

By VICTORIA WOOLLASTON

Seasick sufferers look away now. A Florida-based firm has designed a floating city called Freedom Ship that would spend its entire time at sea.

The vessel is a mile long, 25-storeys-high and has enough room for 50,000 permanent residents.

It features schools, hospitals, art galleries, shops, parks, an aquarium, casino and even an art gallery as well as an airport on the roof and a docking bay at the rear.

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Designed by the Florida-based Freedom Ship International (FSI), the floating city is set to cost $10 billion and weigh 2.7 million tonnes - making it too large to ever dock.

Designed by the Florida-based Freedom Ship International, the floating city, concept pictured, is set to cost $10 billion and weigh 2.7 million tonnes - making it too large to ever dock. The ship would spend the whole time at sea, circling the globe once every two years, powered by solar and wave energy

THE FREEDOM SHIP IN NUMBERS

Width: 750ft

Length: 4,500ft

Height: 350ft

Weight: 2.7 million tones 

Capacity: 50,000 permanent residents with room for an extra 30,000 daily visitors, 20,000 crew and 10,000 overnight guests.

Cost: $10 billion

Buildings: Accommodation, schools, hospitals, businesses, parks, promenades, an art gallery, a shopping centre, casino and airport

The designs also include a shopping centre covering 1.7 million square foot.

Designed by Freedom Ship International (FSI), the vessel is set to cost $10 billion and would weigh 2.7 million tonnes - meaning it would be too big to ever enter a port.

This means the ocean community would spend the whole time at sea, circling the globe twice a year.

During this time, FSI claim the ship would spend 70 per cent off the shore of major cities and 30 per cent moving between countries.

The route would take the ship from the east coast of the U.S across the Atlantic Ocean into Europe, passing Italy before looping back and sailing around Africa, across to Australia, heading north into Asia before spending the end of the year on the west coast of America and into South America.  

In addition to the permanent residents, the Freedom Ship would also have room for an extra 30,000 daily visitors, 20,000 crew and 10,000 overnight guests.

Visitors and residents would be able to leave the ship, either by plane or by boat thanks to a dock at the rear, concept pictured,

Visitors and residents would be able to leave the ship, either by plane or by boat thanks to a dock at the rear, concept pictured, to visit cities and countries where the ship will also pick up supplies as and when needed

The Freedom Ship, concept pictured, is a mile long, 25 storeys high

The Freedom Ship, concept pictured, is a mile long, 25 storeys high and features schools, hospitals, businesses, parks, promenades, an art gallery, a shopping centre, casino and airport on the roof

The ship would spend the whole time at sea, circling the globe twice a year.

The planned route, pictured, would take the ship from the east coast of the U.S across the Atlantic into Europe, passing Italy before looping back and sailing around Africa and across to Australia. It would then travel into Asia before spending the end of the year on the west coast of the U.S and South America

 

The airport, on the ship’s top deck, would serve private and small commercial aircraft carrying up to 40 passengers each.

The whole ship will be 750ft wide, 350ft tall and 4,500 ft long - four times longer than the Queen Mary II cruise ship.

Roger M Gooch, director and vice-president of Freedom Ship International said: ‘The Freedom Ship will be the largest vessel ever built, and the first ever floating city.

‘This will be a very heavily capitalised project and the global economy in the last few years hasn't been too inviting for unproven progressive projects like ours.

Floating city. The Freedom Ship which will be forever at sea
In addition to 50,000 permanent residents, the Freedom Ship would also have room for an extra 30,000 daily visitors, 20,000 crew and 10,000 overnight guests

In addition to 50,000 permanent residents, the Freedom Ship would also have room for an extra 30,000 daily visitors, 20,000 crew and 10,000 overnight guests

The airport, on the ship's top deck, pictured, would serve private and small commercial aircraft carrying up to 40 passengers each.

The airport, on the ship's top deck, pictured, would serve private and small commercial aircraft carrying up to 40 passengers each. It could also be used to fly supplies to the ship. Aircraft could land and takeoff even when the ship is moving

This drawing shows a cross section of the ship.

This drawing shows a cross section of the ship. If built, the whole vessel would be 750ft wide, 350ft tall and 4,500 ft long. This would make it four times longer than the Queen Mary II cruise ship

 

‘Happily, though it has experienced a hiatus, the Freedom Ship now looks as if it is a live project again.

‘In the last six months we're getting more interest in the project and we are hopeful we will raise the $1 billion to begin construction.’

Power for the vessel would come from various sources including wave and solar power and on-board generators.

Visitors will be able to leave the ship, either by plane or boat, to visit cities and countries where the ship will also pick up supplies as and when needed. 

The vessel, concept pictured, is just an idea at the moment until the Florida-based designers can raise at least $1 billion to start construction.

The vessel, concept pictured, is just an idea at the moment until the Florida-based designers can raise at least $1 billion to start construction. The company said following a hiatus, and a drop in the global economy, it has started receiving interest in the ship again and hopes to raise this funding soon

 

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Comment by michelle mitchell on December 5, 2013 at 8:43am
For how long
Comment by caribbeanrose on December 2, 2013 at 8:17pm

These whites are planning for an apocalypse, they building cities underground, bunkers, when s*** hits the fan. Dog eat we bake

Comment by celina reyes on December 1, 2013 at 8:11pm
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ,right,they sipping lmaooooooo,maybe they say the world going to end in fire so they going on d water lmaooooooooo
Comment by mr1stroke on December 1, 2013 at 4:31pm

@celina reyes lol you know every time theres a crisis the first thing red cross do is ask for $10 donation it may not seem much but do the math times a million people thats a lot of money, so when these f****** is somewhere sipping on pinacolada on the water everyday they better hope nothing happens at sea ill just watch the news and say dumb mfuckers, just like the people who loss their homes by the water front during sandy, they go right back and rebuild around that same area, so i guess next time im suppose to rescue them again if thats the case how about i open a crisis account for every one who will need help, iv always learn water front houses are for vacation not permanent life style, those people live by the water like rock stars party every night, but soon the fog comes for them, than they remember the rest of us exist, but im so ready to tell everyone suck these nuts unless theres a big tax write off in it for me

Comment by celina reyes on December 1, 2013 at 1:37pm
This world is really going back wards,I know ppl pay money for surgery an so forth to suvive,but these ppl paying money to die,@mr1stroke you make me hold my belly an laugh,they better doh ask you for noooooooooo $10
Comment by Darkie on November 30, 2013 at 3:56pm

Its a nice concept but don't mess with mother nature

Comment by mr1stroke on November 30, 2013 at 12:58pm

we dont need to argue this topic, all who agrees should support it and be part of it, but while youre living that life style dont expect me to donate my $10 at time of your crisis trust and believe i wont shared a tear when the big bang comes for you, so go ahead live the luxury life, and ill live my normal life, i dont even do cruises, i dont put my self in no situation that i cant control, and that thing cannot dock in any ports, how do i survive in that water, do understand when you reach the middle of that water there are creatures that we have never seen with our eyes so go ahead and torment them

Comment by evolution on November 30, 2013 at 6:44am

That will not survive on the ocean for many reasons.

Comment by mr1stroke on November 30, 2013 at 2:16am

@ Ronsay  lol ill be chillin with you ill bring the drinks, watching those crazy white asses

Comment by Ronsay on November 30, 2013 at 2:01am

thank you Stroke...... on anther note, I know for a fact that I couldn't afford to swim behind the mother-fucka, so they can do them. and as some just stated, as if the ocean is polluted enough. This is of world of don't give a f***, we have starving people all around the globe, Africa at that the most richest land mass of natural resources. I 'll keep my black ass right here on the beach, what how many white people die on this one, always ready to run and jump on some s***!!

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