Marc Lore was a former director of e-commerce for Walmart and is worth several billion dollars. For this reason, he wants to start building a "new city in the United States", with all the advances to make it comfortable and self-sustaining, that is, a metropolis of the future in which up to five million people can live.
Without a doubt, it is a very ambitious project, because it would have to be built in the desert and make it "flourish" so that, according to Lore's plans, this is the basis for "a more equitable and sustainable future", and that at least on paper It seems like a great idea, although yes, very expensive, because it takes 400 billion dollars to achieve it.
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The name of the city would be Tolosa, located in 60,000 hectares of desert, with an architecture that is friendly to the environment, with clean and self-sustaining energy, and a water supply system that could withstand even the most cruel of droughts. At least in the project, it seems that there is talk of a paradise because it would end many of the problems that large cities currently suffer.
One of the biggest headaches for those who live in big cities is commuting times, whether to go to school, work, or shopping. Tolosa's design would allow reaching any destination in the city in a maximum of 15 minutes, something that sounds appealing to anyone who has spent hours stuck in traffic.
The architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is chosen by Lore to make this dream come true. In addition, it has already generated images of what Telosa will look like, although the exact location has not yet been defined, but places such as Arizona, Idaho, Texas, Nevada, Utah, and the Appalachian region are being analyzed.
Our vision is to create a new city in America that sets a global standard for urban living, expands human potential, and becomes a model for future generations.
In addition, a skyscraper called Equitism Tower will be built. It is described on the plans as "a beacon for the city." The building's features include aeroponic farms, a photovoltaic roof that produces energy and allows the building to "share and distribute everything it produces," as well as elevated water storage.
In the first phase of construction, 50,000 people would be given a home, for which an investment of 25,000 million dollars is required, and little by little to advance until reaching a population of five million inhabitants, which would be reached in a period of time. 40 years and with the investment of 400 billion dollars, which is expected to be obtained from investors and fundraising campaigns.
According to the project, the city will have a democratic system of citizen participation, which guarantees equity, justice, and inclusion. At any time, the inhabitants can make decisions and, in addition, they will have shared ownership of the land. There is no doubt that this is a great dream. Let's wait and see if it comes true.