DOWNTOWN TROPISPHERE 3

DOWNTOWN TROPISPHERE, WHERE ALL THE LITES ARE BRIGHT. THE PETULA CLARK HIT SINGLE “DOWNTOWN” BY TONY HATCH 1965. THE RUSH OF THE NEON LIGHTS AND THE FRENZY OF THE ALL THE SOUNDS AND ACTIVITY OF BEING ALIVE IN THE EXISTING URBAN DOWNTOWN. I DOWNLOADED THE JINGLE TO GET IN THE CRAZED MOOD OF BEING IN THE FUTURISTS’ WORLD OF SENSUAL MACHINES, THE DOWNTOWN TROPISPHERE TRELLIS FOR THE GREEN NERDY DIGITAL TARZANS AND SPIKED HEELED EXECUTIVE VAMPS, CLUELESS TO THE SIMPLE JOYS OF LIFE. HYPED BY THE COMMUNICATION ERA OF CONSTANT BLABBER. OH WHAT FUN IT IS, OH WHAT FUN IT IS. THE NEED TO HOOK UP TO YOUR BODY PARTS TO STROKE, SLAP, AND ZAP THEM.

DOWNTOWN TROPISPHERE DUNKING SOULS IN NATURE, THE EVOLUTION FROM THE PRESENT PLASTIC DIGITAL WORLD OF TODAY. WHETHER OUR SOULS ARE BETTER OR NOT IS QUESTIONABLE, BUT AT LEAST THEY WILL BE PRIMED UP WITH THE BASIS JUCIES OF FRESH AIR, WATER, SUN, WALKING , RUNNING, AND CYCLING. ANIMALS PRANCING AROUND ALLURING OTHERS TO KEEP THE SPECIES PRODUCING.

DELIGHTFUL TO BE IN. GET RID OF MACBETH VINDICTIVE PUNK RAP AND LATCH ONTO THE POSITIVE.

THE BUILDINGS DEPICTED ARE THE ICONS OF A FEW CITIES TO GIVE SCALE. THERE IS THE PUSH OF HIGHER, HIGHER AND HIGHER, BUT THE PHRASE OF “50 STORIES IS ABOUT AS HIGH AS A BUILDING OUTA GO”, HAS SOME MERIT, BEFORE THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF ELEVATORS ETC. DROP OFF IN EFFICIENCY. ALL THAT CAN CHANGE . 1300 FEET FOR TOPPING OFF BUILDING HEIGHT FOR THIS GENERIC CITY. THAT COULD CHANGE IF ONE WANTED TO PIERCE THE SKIN AND GO HIGHER. MASTS 2,000 FT HIGH ARE FLEXIBLE .

THE LIGHTNESS OF THE COMPRESSION MEMBERS IN CONTRAST TO THE BUILDINGS IS LIKE A DRAGON FLY COMPARED TO A BIRD. THE COLUMNS ARE SO INSIGNIFICANT AND YET AT THE SAME TIME SO EVIDENT. THE TENSION ROOF COVERING BEING THERE AND YET NOT BEING THERE. A SPIDER WEB TRANSPARENCY AND YET SO OBVIOUS.

THERE ARE TWO SETS OF MAINTENANCE BRIDGES THAT PROVIDE WALKWAY PARKS OVERLOOKING THE CITY. ONE IN THE INTERIOR BELOW THE ROOF AND THE OTHER ON THE EXTERIOR OFFERING ALL THE WEATHER OF THE DAY OR NIGHT. CABLES TO THE MASTS BELOW KEEP THE SKIN FROM UPLIFTING DUE TO REVERSE PRESSURES.

MAST CROWN WITH CONCENTRATING COLLECTORS FED BY SOLAR MIRRORS ON SKIN.

CRUCIFORM JUNCTION FOR VENTING AND MAINTENANCE SKY WALKS CONNECTING MASTS. PIVOTING TURBIN WIND COLLECTORS HUNG FROM BELOW WALK.

SKIN WITH SOLAR CHIPS IMBEDDED, MEMBRANE VENTING AND SHADING PROVIDING SLOPE FOR WINTER AND SUMMER SKING. LOWER SLOPES FOR HIKING AND WATER ACTIVITIES WITH CENTRAL LAKES.

BUILDINGS ACT AS TRELLIS FOR PLANT GROWTH AND ROCK SURFACES FOR CASCADING WATER FROM LEDGE POOLS.

TRANSPARENT BRIDGE TO MAST FROM BUILDINGS, THAT PROVIDE ELEVATORS ABOVE STREET LEVEL ACTIVITIES.

LEONARDO DA VINCI PERFECT CIRCLE BASED ON THE MODULAR OF MAN, SWITCHED TO THE DOMINATE FEMALE SPREAD. WOMEN ARE MUCH STRONGER THAN MEN. AS MY WIFE SAYS, “THEY TURN THE HEAD OF MAN TO WHATEVER THEY FEEL NEEDS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED”. PRACTICAL COMPARED TO THE ROMANIC WANDERING MALE. THE GROUND 8′ X 8′ MODULARS TO RECEIVE A MULTITUDE OF FUNCTIONS: FOUNDATIONS , DEAD MEN, PARKING, PIPES, CABLES, WIRES, TANKS, CORRIDORS, AIR SHAFTS, ELEVATORS, ETC. A VAST RANGE OF SIZE FROM MINUTE TO HUGE. THE SUB GRADE BEING A CATACOMB OF STRUCTURAL BLOCKS LOCKED TOGETHER. A VARIETY OF SIZES THAT ACCEPT VARIOUS FUNCTIONS OF PARKING , DUCTS, TUBES, PIPES, CREATING A GIGANTIC LOAD BEARING FOUNDATION SPACE FRAME THAT CAN HAVE PARTS REMOVED AND SWITCHED WITHOUT AFFECTING THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY. THE FOUNDATIONS LOCKING TOGETHER TO FORM A CONTINUOUS STRUCTURAL FOUNDATION FOR ALL FUNCTIONS. SO OBVIOUS, BUT TO MY KNOWLEDGE NEVER TRIED NOR PROPOSED.

PARKS SPANNING STREETS WITH MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS UNDER, MARKETS, GYMS, STADIUMS, SHOPS, PARKING ETC. ALL NOW AND DOABLE CONNECTING TO THE RAISED PEDESTRIAN WALKWAYS. RESERVOIRS UNDER GROUND.

THE CROSS SECTION OF THE STREET THAT PROVIDES ACCESS TO BUILDINGS AND GARAGES WITH THE PEDESTRIAN WALK 16′ ABOVE THE STREET LEVEL ALLOWING ACESS TO BUILDINGS AND DOUBLING STORE FRONTAGE. THE EXPRESS WAY 16′ BELOW THE STEET LEVEL AT MAJOR STREETS ALLOWING FOR FAST CROSS TOWN MOVEMENT AND DOUBLING STREET CAPACITY OF VEHICLES. LITE RAIL 16′ ABOVE PEDESTRIAN LEVEL WITH LOADING BRIDGES CANTILEVERING WITH SUSPENSION CABLES FROM THE BUILDINGS. THE SUBWAY TUNNEL CREATED BY MODULAR VOIDS,

THE COMMENTS TO DATE BEING: THE DRAWINGS ARE TOO COMPLEX AND SKETCHY TO UNDERSTAND. THE CONSTANT WEATHER APPLICABLE TO EXTREME TEMPERATURES CITIES , BUT NOT MY CITY.

WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR WAS PRAISE FOR THE BRILLIANCE OF ELIMINATING THE OBVIOUS NEEDS OF STUFF THAT NATURE MAKES MAN REQUIRE TO SURVIVE. THUS, EMBRACING THE DOWNTOWN TROPISPHERE NATURAL SELF SUSTAINING SYSTEMS.

ALL WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED AFTER I AM DEAD BY SOME INSIGHTFUL TRUTH SEEKERS.

I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT I AM ALONE TO CELEBRATE SUCH A SIMPLE GAME CHANGER WORLD PRINCIPLE. WHERE IS MY FRIEND BUCKY THAT INSPIRED ME? I GET THE FEELING THAT GLEN HAS GONE TOO FAR THIS TIME FROM THE SILENCE OF FRIENDS AND FOE. PLACATING ME IN MY OLD AGE.

I IN CONTRAST FEEL INVIGORATED FOR DESIGNING SUCH A PRACTICAL INEXPENSIVE SYSTEM TO DEAL WITH THE REALITY OF REMODELING THE EXISTING. BRAVO GLEN, BRAVO GLEN.

STANDING ON THE STAGE AND ACCEPTING MY GREEN OSCAR WITH A BILL ON TOP FOR MY SERVICES FOR CREATING THE DOWNTOWN TROPISPHERE, I WANT TO THANK MY MOTHER AND FATHER FOR ENCOURAGING ME TO INVENT AND BUILD, MY KIDS THAT LOVE ME, MY WIFE AND EX WIVES, THE MANY STUDENTS AND FRIENDS THAT HAVE RESPECTED AND HELPED ME, THE LETTERS OF SUPPORTERS, AND THE CLIENTS AND OFFICES THAT HAVE ALLOWED ME TO BUILD, MY GLUE GUN, PAPER, PENCILS, AND DIGITAL CAMERA AND COMPUTER, THE POWERS OF THE UNIVERSE THAT PRODUCED MY PHYSICAL AND MENTAL SELF. THE INTERNET TO ALLOW ME TO EXPRESS MYSELF, AND THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH THAT INSPIRED ME TO MAKE THE DOWNTOWN TROPISPHERE.

WHAT A WONDERFUL LIFE IT IS, IT IS GOOD TO BE ALIVE.

GLEN

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  • maninthemirror

    Glad to see you positive Glen.

    • GLEN HOWARD SMALL

      MITM

      POSITIVE, POSITIVE, POSITIVE,

      SITTING IN EUGENE ATTENDING A CLIENT FRIEND THAT JUST WENT THROUGH A 5 BY PASS SURGERY MAKES ME COUNT MY BLESSINGS. I WAS BORN TO HELP, THAT IS MY ROLL. IF OTHERS DO NOT SEE MY IMPUT AS POSITIVE SO BE IT.

      HAD LUNCH WITH A PROFESSOR OF MINE THAT I HAD AS A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EARL MOURSUND. A MAN THAT TAUGHT FOR 60 YEARS AND IS NOW 86 AND STILL GOING STRONG. EUGENE BEING WORSE THAN WHEN I WAS HERE 55 YEARS AGO, AND YET HAVING TONS OF BRILLIANT SENSITIVE DESIGN MINDS EDUCATING STUDENTS. WHAT DOES THAT SAY OTHER THAN ARCHITECTS ARE CONFUSED AND IMPUDENT. EARL NOT BEING ABLE TO RELATE TO DOWNTOWN TROPISPHERE, BUT INSTEAD TO A PROJECT I RAN WHILE TEACHING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON IN 2006 WHERE STUDENTS REMODELED SECTIONS OF DOWNTOWN EUGENE, AND INTERFACED EACH OTHER AREAS OF THE CITY.

      NOT BEING NEGATIVE, BUT HOPING THINGS GET BETTER.

      GLEN

  • maninthemirror

    Hi Glen,
    Saw a great movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, about 7 British retirees traveling to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel.
    The movie has a great line ” EVERYTHING WILL BE ALL RIGHT IN THE END, AND IF IT IS NOT ALL RIGHT, THEN IT IS NOT YET THE END”

    • GLEN HOWARD SMALL

      MITM

      GLAD TO HEAR I AM NORMAL ABOUT WANTING THINGS DIFFERENT, BUT CONTENTED PEOPLE LIKE THE WAY THINGS ARE. I FIND A LOT OF THAT IN MYSELF AS WELL. I MIGHT BE STRETCHING IT WITH THE DOWNTOWN TROPISPHERE, A HUGE THREAT, BUT IF AN EXPERIMENT WAS IMPLEMENTED . I AM SURE IT WOULD PAY FOR ITSELF IN A YEAR, FROM BEING A TOURIST DESTINATION POINT.

      OREGON IS KNOWN FOR BEING WET WITH RAIN, THE RAIN BEING A DRAG ON NOT BEING ABLE TO DO THINGS OUTDOORS DAY AFTER DAY. YOU CAN FEEL IT AS A BUMMER AS PEOPLE COMPLAIN. BUT YESTERDAY WAS BEAUTIFUL SUNSHINE AND ABOUT 60 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. SO FOR MOST OF THE MONTH THE DOWNTOWN TROPISPHERE WOULD HAVE BEEN WELCOME, BUT YESTERDAY WHO NEEDS A WINDOW ON SUCH A SUNNY DAY. THEREFORE THE MEMBRANE NEEDS TO TRANSFORM TO BEING TRANSPARENT AS POSSIBLE TO LET THE SUNSHINE IN ON SUCH A DAY. OPENING LIKE A FLOWER TO RECEIVE THE SUN. A CHALLENGE, BUT DOABLE.

      GLEN

  • maninthemirror
    • GLEN HOWARD SMALL

      MITM
      GREAT ARTICLE, I LOVED THE WHOLE IDEA. I ALWAYS THOUGHT I WAS TOO BIG. SMALLER PEOPLE HAVE MORE FUN.

      THE DOWNTOWN TROPISPHERE IS TAME IN COMPARISON TO ALTERING HUMAN BEINGS. WATCHING THE PROFESSIONAL AND COLLEGE BASKETBALL MAKES ONE FEEL THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE IS OUT OF CONTROL TO GET BIGGER.

      THANKS,

      GLEN