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World's First 3D Printed Estate Coming To New York 108

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from the print-your-own-castle dept.
New submitter Randy-tanner (3791853) writes A well known New York architect & contractor has begun construction on what is possibly the largest 3D printing related project ever undertaken. He is 3D printing an entire estate, which includes an in-ground swimming pool, a pool house, and a huge 2400 square foot home. The project is expected to take two years to complete, and if all goes as planned the printer will automatically insert rebar into the concrete.
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World's First 3D Printed Estate Coming To New York

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  • Re:Huge? (Score:3, Informative)

    by halfEvilTech (1171369) on Wednesday August 20, 2014 @12:29PM (#47712985)

    for many people a 2400 sq ft house is still a large house. especially if it is a one floor ranch.

    I would be willing to wager it is larger than the average home.

    which a quick google search shows the average home size in the US in 2010 is at 2392 sq ft, with a median at 2169 sq ft.
    source - http://www.census.gov/const/C2... [census.gov]

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 20, 2014 @01:43PM (#47713723)

    The horse is here to stay, but the automobile is only a novelty—a fad.
            - Advice from a president of the Michigan Savings Bank to Henry Ford's lawyer Horace Rackham. Rackham ignored the advice and invested $5000 in Ford stock, selling it later for $12.5 million.

    That the automobile has practically reached the limit of its development is suggested by the fact that during the past year no improvements of a radical nature have been introduced.
            - Scientific American, Jan. 2, 1909.

    https://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/neverwrk.htm

  • by sjbe (173966) on Wednesday August 20, 2014 @02:47PM (#47714249)

    There was no advantage of a horse over a car. None what so ever.

    Horses can go places cars cannot. Horses are cheaper than most cars, especially if they have access to pasture. Horses last longer than most cars since a horse typically lives for 20-25 years. Horses make less noise and pollute less (even considering the fecal matter). A well trained horse can get you home in some cases with little input from the rider - no car can do that. You can eat a horse should the need arise - no so much with a car. I don't have to insure a horse. I can herd livestock much easier with a horse than with a car. Horses do not require specially built roads to be useful whereas most cars are fairly useless without roads unless they are specially designed. I can jump a fence with a horse.

    Not to say cars don't have huge advantages but there are actually quite a few very real advantages to horses.

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