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The World's First 'Moveable City' Now Operational in Antarctica The World's First 'Moveable City' Now Operational in Antarctica
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The World's First 'Moveable City' Now Operational in Antarctica

by Jenna McKnight

February 11, 2013

The facility consists of a linear train of seven interconnected modules containing laboratories, common areas, and bedrooms: the northern platform at the head of the line features a lounge space and observation deck with panoramic views looking out onto the bright white landscape; a two-story red unit at the middle of the caravan accommodates all of the party’s social activities, and even features a hydroponic salad garden and climbing wall; the rear southern platform is designated for summer guests.

The entire assemblage is mounted on hydraulic legs that lift it high above the snow floor. Skis attached to the bottom of the leg make it possible to tow the structure to prevent it from becoming stranded in any precarious situation, e.g. “stranded on an iceberg.” The £25.8 million station replaces the 20-year-old Halley V and will continue the “long-term research investigations carried out at Halley since the 1950s [that] have led to deeper understanding of our world.”

This post is part of the GOOD community's 50 Building Blocks of Citizenship. This week, measure your carbon footprint. Follow along and join the discussion at #goodcitizen.

Images courtesy of British Antarctic Survey
 

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The World's First 'Moveable City' Now Operational in Antarctica