Freedom Ship floating city project may be back on track

Most of us take living on dry land as a fact of life, but the Freedom Ship International project is looking to change that.

A revived project from the 90’s, the goal is to create an ocean-faring platform that can serve as a permanent residence for 50,000 people complete with shopping centers, schools, hospitals and anything else an urban center might require.

It’s audacious enough to draw an immediate combination of both skepticism and awe, but project lead Roger Gooch believes that the project is definitely feasible. “In the last six months we’re getting more interest in the project and we are hopeful we will raise the $1 billion to begin construction.” says Gooch.

The Freedom Ship designs expect it to be a mile long and 25 stories high, capable of housing 30,000 daily visitors, 20,000 crew and 10,000 overnight passengers in addition to the 50,000 permanent residents.

Concept designs feature an airport on the roof to transport individuals and supplies, as the ship would be far too large to enter a port. You can check out more concepts of the ship at the website here.