Duration 12 years (02022-02035)
Ansgar J Brenninkmeijer
According to planning the NEOM THE LINE building will be 170 kilometers long, 500 meters high, and 200 meters wide. It seems to be a case of megalomania. The goal is 9 million inhabitants of which 1 million around 2035. It just does not seem feasible or desirable to me. Excerpt from: https://www.neom.com/en-us/regions/theline Question 06: "People will ask how is it possible to build a new city of nine million people from scratch in such a short period of time – that is a huge challenge isn’t it, when you consider that other new-world cities like Singapore took 50 years? We'd like to see close to a million people living on THE LINE in 2030. How do we do that? We've got to build quite a lot of real estate in a short space of time. Well, we're not actually building THE LINE. We're assembling it from a series of modular pieces that are pre-engineered and predetermined as to what they do. So we're using a lot of artificial intelligence to design through a digital twin backbone. For example, we will have one door-lock system. But if we need 100 million of them, then it's easier for us to set up a factory and create exactly the same block 100 million times. We will create a very simple process with optimized, standardized and industrialized production whereby things are made in factories in large-scale volumes within NEOM – so that we don’t have to transport them far. Think of it like a giant assembly kit. The great thing about pre-engineered parts is that you can control quality and you can control dimensions, so that things connect."
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