The Dutch Mountain

In July 2011, the Dutch journalist Thijs Zonneveld wrote a column in which he proposed that a mountain be built in the Netherlands. He meant the idea as a joke, but people liked it so much that a grassroots movement formed in support of the project.

Zonneveld's idea was for the mountain to be 1.2 miles high, and 3.1 miles wide. For which reason, it soon became apparent that a solid mountain wouldn't work. It would be massively expensive, and its weight might lead to earthquakes. But a hollow mountain, that was a definite maybe...

Unfortunately it seems like people have now lost interest in the mountain project. Its website has disappeared, but is still viewable via the Wayback Machine.

More info: wikipedia, reuters.com



     Posted By: Alex - Tue Apr 10, 2018
     Category: Architecture | Real Estate | Europe





Comments
Forty years or so ago a sporting goods store in Fargo, North Dakota (on the flat Great Plains) piled up a mound of dirt in order to teach people how to ski. It didn't take long before a local radio station dubbed it "Mount Fargo" .
Posted by Patrick in North Carolina on 04/10/18 at 09:04 AM
There is Mount Blackstrap in the flatlands of Saskatchewan.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackstrap_Provincial_Park
Posted by BMN on 04/10/18 at 01:35 PM
It seems like they could get their friends over in Denmark to furnish enough Legos so they could build it that way.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 04/11/18 at 10:01 AM









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