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Rain Man
10-15-2006, 08:49 PM
Hypothetical Situation:

George W. Bush needs money to fund his dream of America being the first to land on the moon, so he decides to hold a national lottery of sorts. Everyone in the U.S. chips in a couple of extra bucks in taxes (by law - it's not voluntary). One winner will be selected, and they will receive a high-quality four-bedroom apartment in any location in America.

By any location, we mean ANY location. Would you like an apartment on the top floor of the Empire State Building? The Washington Monument? Suspended from the vertical face of El Capitan? Atop the Golden Gate Bridge? Directly on the beach of Waikiki? Next to the Oval Office? Area 51? Anywhere. If it's private property, the government will buy it and give you lifetime access, and if it's public property, they'll grant you lifetime access.

The only stipulations on the deal are:

1. You must live there 46 weeks per year or more.

2. You will receive a stipend equal to your current salary, with cost-of-living adjustments each year, so you don't have to worry about your job.

3. You can rent it out for up to six weeks per year, but visitors (paid or unpaid) must be eligible to visit any secure areas. In other words, if your apartment is in Area 51, only visitors with Top Secret Code Word Project-Specific clearances can visit you.

JBucc
10-15-2006, 08:52 PM
Suspended by cables directly in the center of arrowhead, with a walkway to a private box so I can get down and shop for groceries.

Rain Man
10-15-2006, 08:58 PM
It'd be kind of cool to live in Cinderella's Castle at Disney World. Living in the Statue of Liberty's head would be neat, too, or living inside the dome of the Capitol.

My top choice might be the Statue of Liberty. What a great view you would have.

milkman
10-15-2006, 08:58 PM
On top of the garage, overlooking the pool at the Playboy Mansion.

luv
10-15-2006, 09:38 PM
Right now, I'd settle for one near work (in Nixa), but still located in south Springfield. I'm currently apartment hunting, and have had two deals fall through at the last minute (I was literally on my way to look one, and possibly sign a lease, when they called and the apartment they had coming available got rented by another leasing agent that morning).

According to the situation you desribed, I would have to say in the lower level of the Sears Tower in Chicago. I would say the top, but I think living that high up would make me nervous. It would have to include unlimited access to the top however. Or, even better, my own private elevator.

Rain Man
10-15-2006, 09:40 PM
Would you have picked the top before 9/11, or even back then would you have stayed low?

luv
10-15-2006, 09:44 PM
Would you have picked the top before 9/11, or even back then would you have stayed low?
I would say 9/11 has a lot to do with it, but there are a few other reasons. Living that high up, I would definitely want to hire an independent engineer to check the structural stability of the building. Chicago is a very windy city. I wouldn't want to be up there and trying to do something while my apartment was swaying back and forth. I would like to have a balcony, too. Being that high up though, no way.

Rain Man
10-15-2006, 09:48 PM
Having a balcony on the 110th floor would not work for me.

KcMizzou
10-15-2006, 09:49 PM
Hugh Hefner's grotto?

Phobia
10-15-2006, 09:53 PM
I'd like to live in the basement of a historically significant recently restored house in Denver, sharing laundry facilities with my landlord.

SPchief
10-15-2006, 09:56 PM
I would say 9/11 has a lot to do with it, but there are a few other reasons. Living that high up, I would definitely want to hire an independent engineer to check the structural stability of the building. Chicago is a very windy city. I wouldn't want to be up there and trying to do something while my apartment was swaying back and forth. I would like to have a balcony, too. Being that high up though, no way.


I'm pretty sure that the Sears tower is structuraly sound.

luv
10-15-2006, 10:21 PM
I'm pretty sure that the Sears tower is structuraly sound.
Sorry, I wasn't clear. I was talking about Sears Tower, yes, but I was thinking of any sort of highrise apartment building in general. Living that high up in such a windy city would make me nervous. I'm pretty certain the Sears Tower is structurally sound as well.

Douche Baggins
10-15-2006, 10:31 PM
I'd like a small apartment inside Carrie Underwood's house. Thanks!

eChief
10-15-2006, 10:32 PM
Would they upgrade my existing home to a 4 BR luxury apartment? How many square feet are we talking about? I'd be happy with anything between 2000 and 3000 sq ft.

I live in BFA and like it there. My yard is big enough for what I need and I could live comfortably for the rest of my life there.

blueballs
10-15-2006, 10:36 PM
above the home team bench at Invesco
but only if the windows slide open
or a trap door or two

ck_IN
10-16-2006, 07:02 AM
<i>I wouldn't want to be up there and trying to do something while my apartment was swaying back and forth.</i>

You know what they say 'motion of the ocean' :evil:

I'd go for something within short walking distance to peaks 9 or 10 in Breckenridge. I could ski myself senseless.

Rain Man
10-16-2006, 10:32 AM
Would they upgrade my existing home to a 4 BR luxury apartment? How many square feet are we talking about? I'd be happy with anything between 2000 and 3000 sq ft.

I live in BFA and like it there. My yard is big enough for what I need and I could live comfortably for the rest of my life there.

So you would take a four-bedroom addition to your current house? Even over having your apartment in the penthouse of a Vegas casino? Or on Yellowstone Lake? Or underwater twenty feet off the coast of Key West?

Dave Lane
10-16-2006, 10:36 AM
I think I'll have mine right in the heart of Fort Knox.

Dave

banyon
10-16-2006, 10:43 AM
This beach will do nicely, thanks.

http://www.sunspotsintl.com/uploads/1104338531matira-bora.jpg

Adept Havelock
10-16-2006, 03:43 PM
I'd like a small apartment inside Carrie Underwood!

FYP.

Hell, there's enough room there for a condo.

Hmmmm...I think I'll take an apartment in Low Earth Orbit, provided I have easy access, and it is spun so I don't live in freefall.

Baby Lee
10-16-2006, 03:51 PM
If it's an apartment [ie, no land, no personal swimming pool, golf course, BMX track, etc.], I can't see beating a CPW penthouse right on the edge of the park. Both for personal enjoyment and rental value.