French architects plan to build a vertical city resembling an enormous rock in the middle of the Sahara desert.
In what is surely the most resolutely optimistic architectural proposal of the year so far, French firm OXO Architectes has put forth a plan to build a city in the Sahara desert. A vertical city. That looks like a rock.
Rising to a height of more than 1,400 feet, the tower would have a total floorspace of 192 acres and include residential housing, business offices, hotels, shops, restaurants, sports and recreation facilities and a museum.