Monaco to Move the Sea for Development

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Monaco is slated to move the sea for development.

Monaco needs more building space and they’re willing to move the sea to get it.

The principality has started taking bids for a 14-acre luxury business and housing complex with the hopes of having the project completed by 2024.

Transforming the targeted portion of the body of water is expected to cost about 1.3 billion dollars.

A similar 2008 endeavor was halted due to the financial crisis and environmental concerns.

This time around government intends to get thorough environmental impact assessments and focus on sustainable design.

They’re also looking for developers who can handle the complex’s financing, building, and management.

How, exactly, does a sea get moved? Technically, the water is displaced by building a peninsula out into it.

Noteworthy existing examples of manmade landmasses are the Palm Islands of Dubai.

Billed as the world’s largest constructed archipelago, the palm-shaped islands can be seen from space.

Completed in just four years, each island was made from nearly 12 million pounds of rock and over 53 million pounds of the ocean floor’s sand.