The mile-long floating city is nearing start of construction, according to Florida-based Freedom Ship International Inc. It will boast 25 floors of activities, schools, hospitals, art galleries, shops, parks, casinos, an aquarium and a small airport on the roof with a runway for smaller private and commercial aircrafts.

The company is currently trying to raise the $10 billion needed to make this huge project a reality. The company’s vice-president said that they are just $1 million short of the amount necessary for construction to start.

Once completed, the ship will be 4,500 feet long-four times longer than the famous Queen Mary II. The large floating structure would be powered by solar panels and aeolic energy while navigating international waters. The city would spend most of the year-around 70 percent of the time-anchored off major cities.

+ Freedom Ship

Via Daily Mail