Atlantis, A Utopia

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A shining metropolis carved from the finest of white marble, with pristine columns reaching towards the heavens and grandiose sculptures of alluring deities, guarding the city with devotion. A thousand brilliant tiles depict scenes of it’s illustrious history, while tiered fountains, scattered about the commons; although filled with water, no longer run. Years of neglect have allowed the elements to erode some of the intricate carvings decorating the façades. This city, once fit for a king, is no longer inhabited by humans, but by the creatures of the sea; oblivious to its legacy.

Atlantis was a mythical grecian city, a utopia that stood proud on an isolated isle in the middle of the Atlantic, which sunk to the bottom of the ocean after a godly quarrel. For thousands of years people have dreamed of living in a city at the
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So if one wished to build near the joining of two plates, one must ensure that their structures can withstand intense earthquakes (see image).

Knowledge of the patterns of currents in the area of settlement is quite important to the survival of the society, it is necessary to not only understand them in order to harness their energy through water turbines, but also to avoid being hit by tsunamis and cyclones that sweep through the area. (See image)

Depth is, of course, a central issue in building an underwater city. Currently, it is advised that building not exceed 1,000 meters in depth though through technological advancements it may be feasible to live as deep as the base of the abyssopelagic zone at 6,000 meters in depth (see image). All of these zones overlap in one desired location, just east of Hawaii, right on the prime meridian: 35°00 '00.0"N 180°00 '00.0"W:

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