Megastructures Cloud City 3

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A Cloud City is a category of structures that would allow your city to float above the ground unaided by hanging (like a Ceiling City) or pushing from the ground (like a Megatall Skyscraper). The first type would not be that different from modern hot air balloons, although any lifting gas could potentially be used. Another type would be a city that uses flowing air to remain aloft, like perhaps a battery of large helicopter rotors surrounding the structure. Another type would use magnetic levitation to rise above the planet’s surface.