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Dutch project tests floating cities to seek more space

THE HAGUE: Dutch researchers unveiled Tuesday a model of what could become within two decades a floating mega-island to be used as a creative solution for accommodating housing, ports, farms or parks. Made up of 87 floating triangles of different sizes, the huge, flexible island made of concrete or steel would eventually stretch 1.5 to two kilometres (one to 1.2 miles), or a total of three square kilometres. Squeezed for space in this tiny northern European country, "some cities are starting to look into floating…