1. Shape – a truncate cone with center dome, partial above ground, partial below, connecting with underground tunnel system
    2. Construction Materials – reinforced concrete
    3. Elements
      1. Common Area- Level 1-6 (68′ total height)
        1. Schools
        2. Churches
        3. Kitchens
        4. Restaurants
        5. Food Courts
        6. Bars & Night Clubs
        7. Meeting rooms
        8. Gymnasiums
        9. Swimming Pools
        10. Hospitals/ Doctors/ Healers
        11. Beauty shops/ Barbers
        12. Racquetball Courts
        13. Billiard Hall
        14. Bowling Alley
        15. Shopping Malls – Clothes, Shoes, Furniture
        16. City Hall-Administrative Offices
        17. Work Administration Center
        18. Police Station- offices and detention
        19. Private Clubs and Dining
        20. Electronic Gaming
        21. Movie Theaters
        22. Live theater
        23. Concert Area/ Basketball Arena
      2. Residences – 28 floors, averaging 13.5’/flr= 380’total height
        1. Habitations are rented or bought based on an average of 400 sf/ person + common area.
        2. Space & use defined, alteration potential
        3. Small rooms 100 sf + 50 sf bath
        4. Regular Room 200 sf + 50sf bath
        5. Large Room 300 sf + 60sf bath
        6. Extra Large Room 400sf + 60sf bath
        7. Small Suite (2 rooms =450sf + 75sf bath
        8. Med Suite (2 rooms = 600sf + 80sf bath
        9. Large Suite (3 rooms =800sf + 100sf bath
        10. Grand Suite (3 rooms = 950sf + 2 bath 150sf
        11. Master Suite (4 rooms = 1200sf + 2 bath 170sf
        12. Executive Suite ( 5 rooms =1500 sf + 2 baths 210sf
        13. Royal Suite (6 rooms = 1800sf + 3 baths 240sf
      3. Offices – 6 floors @ 12.8’/flr + 77′ total heighta.
        1. Office like residences are rented or bought on a square foot basis, enlargement or subtraction possible from others
        2. Offices range in size from 300sf to partial floors or two story vertical offices with private stairs
      4. Observation Decks – Each floor + 45th floor
      5. Domed Roof – The center of the building is an inverted cone that allow light penetration into the middle of the city. Over this area is a giant, super strong dome with an iris as the top that allows for variation of air flow and ventilation of the entire city.
      6. Work shops – Small Rooms below First Level with tools to custom build items for use in the city
      7. Factories- Large areas below First Level with up to 20′-30′ ceilings that take recycled materials and produce items for sale or trade to other cities
      8. Storage – Small to large rooms below First Level to store materials for fabrication or recycling
      9. Food Processing – large rooms below First Level and outside containment wall used to receive raw foods from fields and initiate preparation for immediate consumption or storage
      10. Food Storage – Cool Rooms and Refrigerated rooms that maintain food until it is used in the kitchens (protects against rotting and vermin)
      11. Water Storage – Water is the most valuable commodity. It is collected from the greenhouse roofs and stored under ground in vaults below the City. It is also stored on 46th floor, 37th floor, 32nd floor, 27th floor, 22nd floor, 17th floor, 12th floor, 7th floor and minus 1 floor.
      12. Energy Storage – Using intermittent renewable energy sources, power must be stored for regular usage afterwards. It can be stored in the form of heat, motion, compressed air or chemical charging. Later it is converted into forms of electricity for system use.
      13. Air Storage – Clean Air is valuable commodity. Incoming air should be filtered for pathogens and sterilized (UV) so as to minimize pathogen introduction to the interior.
    4. Building Technology
      1. E lectricity- The building will have multi-voltage levels for various power requirements based on local standards. The building will have its own power renewable energy generation, energy storage and underground power connection to outside sources (grid). All wall systems will be shielded for external emf penetration.
      2. Grid Connection & Stabilization-The best Grid System is one that has central delivery points and uniform demand 24×7. The grid is like a super-highway of electrical distribution. As such a simpler, more direct route is superior to having many smaller connections at varying locations, each with variable demand. It is because of these variations in demand all along the grid the problems arise. The ARC City becomes a single point distribution center for all its 20,000 inhabitants. With our energy storage capabilities of heat, chemical and mechanical energy storage, the City can create averaging levels that also incorporate its own renewable energy generation.
      3. Communications – The will have the latest in communications system, both wire and fiber optic that will allow it to have both intra-city and inter-city communications. This will include telephone, Internet, Internet-video and television Wireless and cable.
      4. Lighting- Creative and beautiful lighting will be made through various energy efficient systems using LED, HID and fluorescent. Their efficiency will be improved through high reflective surface and lighting controls and sensors.
      5. Transportation
        1. Vertical –Elevators (counter-weight balanced for efficiency), Escalators, Stairs
        2. Horizontal-private conveyance pods on restricted levels
        3. Human Powered – Bicycles, tri-cycles, skates and skateboards will be very popular as the presence of the wheel assists people with their movement
        4. Underground commuter trains will take people out into the fields or to the walls
        5. A city without cars – This city is designs for use without cars. Because of this there is no need for oil extractions (import or domestic) and no need for bio-fuel productions. Bio-fuels place poor people in competition with the car for plant production. The solar energy absorption efficiency of bio-fuel production is only marginal. It requires petroleum powered mechanized agriculture and carbon-based fertilizers to grow palm-oil, corn or sugarcane plants. In addition, the carbon transfer from the soil to the air is not needed if bio-fuels production is eliminated, reducing additional CO2 release into the atmosphere.
      6. Structural Integrity- By design this building is the strongest in the world.
        1. The round shape allows strong winds (hurricanes & tornados) to flow around it unencumbered.
        2. The round shape allows earthquakes to move through it with no unbalance loads.
        3. The taped, conical shape keeps the center of gravity internal so it is impossible to collapse.
        4. The radial design of twelve major support walls will take floor loads to these major shear walls through diaphragm action and continuously transfer that load into the foundation.
        5. The round outer barrier wall (underground) acts as a tension wall to interior loads and concurrently as a retaining wall to underground wall pressure.
      7. Structural Insulation- Heat loss & gain is reduced by:
        1. Thick concrete walls and skin allow thermal mass to preside over daily variations.
        2. Geo-thermal heat pumps further stabilize underground air & water reserves.
        3. This structure reduces the ratio of outer surface area to volume to lowest figure possible
        4. Half of the volume of the building is underground.
        5. This building will have less loss than any Platinum LEED building!
      8. Air Handling – The main system will have positive pressure from air ventilation and blowers. Air will be scrubbed and monitors for CO2 levels and pathogens. Temperature will be controlled from geothermal heat pumps as well as greenhouse evaporation. Dehumidifiers will reduce humidity and store evaporated water.
      9. Security- Our building-wide security system monitors all persons entering the building and accessing specific floors as well as corridors. The shell of the building is impervious to all natural calamities, as well as being impact resistant to attack. The air and water systems are monitored for pathogens. It provides the function of a fortress or citadel.
      10. Disease Prevention-No system is perfect for disease prevention but the ARC City will take extreme care to prevent, screen and purify water, food and surface infiltration from vectors.
      11. Computers- This is an important part of modern technological function for all inhabitants in information sharing. We will put major firewalls in place to prevent inter-city hacking. Sensitive City computer files will be protected to the highest levels.
    5. Water System – Water has a separate line listing do to the critical nature of its importance. Water system includes:
      1. Water collection that allows 13″ of annual rainwater to supply 65 gals/day per person for all inhabitants.
      2. Water is entirely recycled and reused for washing and cleaning. Instead of having water in only one quality level, waste water has four levels so that washing is second level, flushing toilets is another level, laundry water is another system.
      3. Primary drinking water storage- underground cisterns will hold over 1 million gallons for inhabitant
      4. Secondary water storage – Over 5 million gallons will be stored for wash, waste removal and food production
    6. Sewage Waste Water System- One of the most unique features of this system is the liquid waster routing. Where all “sprawl cities” have only one pipe for sewage return the ARC City has multiple. These are identified as:
      1. brown water – human excrement
      2. yellow water – human urine, diluted 50% with water
      3. grey water – wash water from sinks and showers
      4. laundry water – Community laundries maintain their own recycling systems to re-use water many times
      5. Food services – Kitchens will clean food for cooking and wash dishes with its own recycling system. Grease is disposed of for recycling as fuel
      6. Industrial Waste- manufacturing wastes (solvents and cleaners) will have separate bio-recycling
    7. Solid Waste Disposal- Almost all solid waste comes from temporary packaging used for shipment. Of this waste most is food packaging. With community kitchens individual food packaging is eliminated. Other packaging can be reduced by using reusable packages from small units to large 40′ long containers that are already used worldwide. The remaining packaging will all be re-cycled.
    8. Money-An accepted standard as a medium of exchange, nothing more/ nothing less. Whether used electronically or in paper it allows for exchange of services or goods, units of value and storage of wealth. As an accepted standard between two political groups it allows trade to occur.
    9. Recreation- This is one of the most interesting and exciting parts of living in this new city! Inhabitant will have access to more community recreation facilities, within minutes of walking that will give them every type of physical, mental and spiritual imaginable. Activities involving watching, listening, dancing, sports, walking, people interaction and solitude are all available.
    10. Eating – Kitchens and Restaurants- Eating becomes a new experience. Our kitchens will feature healthy, organically grown foods from our own fields, as well as exotic foods either trade for or newly grown in our greenhouses. Where most diets are based on five or six primary foods, we will have foods from all over the world introduced to provide better and greater variety. Eating can be experience at simple and quick levels of the food courts or for those wishing pomp and circumstance it can occur in private dining clubs.
    11. Bathing & bathroom functions – The bathroom has been one of the worst violators of the green revolution. Hundreds of toxic chemicals get flushed down sinks and toilets. They will no longer be available as personal grooming will only be bio-degradable. Toilets will have two compartments that separate solid and liquid waste. Instead of using toilet paper which destroys millions of trees annually, toilet seat will all be changed to wash and blow dry that were introduced over 15 years ago by Toto.
    12. Laundry- Residential washing machines use drinking water one time to wash clothes and then dispose of that precious water. ARC Cities commercial laundries will recycle all water and clean clothes on energy efficient levels not possible with small units.
    13. Cleaning and Sanitation- Cleaning chemicals will be screened ahead of time for bio-degradability and safety for inhabitants of the city. Cleaning crews will clean the city on a daily basis. Individuals will all be instructed on cleaning activities for residences. Housekeeping will be available for those wishing to pay for this service.
    14. Recycling-The Earth has been taxed enough by human consumption. If all previous extracted materials were re-cycled we wouldn’t need to withdraw new material for a long period if ever. Recycling means that we put a value on all Earth materials and the cost of recycling is better for the overall environment that new extraction. Therefore taxes on new extraction will be higher than the cost of recycling.