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Arcosanti

Arcosanti is a projected experimental city with a molten bronze bell casting business in central Arizona. Its arcology concept was posited by the Italian-American architect, Paolo Soleri. He began construction in 1970, to demonstrate how urban conditions could be improved while minimizing the destructive impact on the earth.

The population has tended to vary between 50 and 150 people, many of them students and volunteers. Ultimately, the goal has been for Arcosanti to house a population of 5,000 people. The most recently completed building was finished in 1989...

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