The City Center Administration Buildings
The City Center will be the administrative center of a Holy City. It will contain most, if not all, of an HC's administrative buildings as well as some buildings or areas that are common to the HC's districts. This is similar to a multi-establishment company having its "headquarters" in one, centrally located, (high rise) building. In its layout, the City Center's layout will be a mini representation of the entire HC as it will be divided into sections, one for each of the main HC Administrative divisions. (see here). With the City Center having a total area of about km2 ( mi2) each of its division will have an area of hectares ( acres).
The City Center's divisions are shown in the following map. (Each color represents an HC's administrative area).
The entire area underneath the City Center will be filled in with floating units, without any vacant spaces between them in order to allow for buildings having more than a couple of floors when needed. By a basic comparison, if the narrow (45 m|135 ft), seagoing, ocean liner, the RMS Queen Mary 2 can have a total of 17 decks and an above waterline height of 62 m (204 ft) [the ships total height is 72 m (236 ft)], then a stationary HC can easily have buildings of 20 floors and, if not, much more. To put this potential height/space in perspective, the 5565 tallest buildings (office and residential) of New York City listed on this site have, on average 19 floors, and, using the calculated average height/floor of 5.7 m (11.3 ft) of 2423 buildings with listed total heights, an average of 64 m (209 ft) of height. To match the 32.9 million m2 (353.7 million ft2) of office space that existed in New York City (prior to 9/11 where 4% of that space was lost), an HC's city center building would have to have on average 15 floors, allowing 15% of the city center space for streets and open spaces. Conversely, if it uses its full feasible 19 floors per building, an HC could match this NYC office space and have 48% of free space for streets and open spaces. May 28, 2008