The Chimney Cities

Chimney City on Twilight
Image from Anders Sandberg

Yuancheng, one of the famous chimney cities on Twilight sunside. To cool the city it contains hundreds of vertical airshafts, where the air is heated by the city and rushes upwards. This not only powers many cooling systems, but it also enables the popular airdiving sports that has made the "chimneys" popular vacation spots for people with an active lifestyle.

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Text by Anders Sandberg
Initially published on 15 December 2001.