avishere writes: This is some pretty cool architectural news. After an international competition to redesign a research base in Antarctica whose support stilts were perpetually trapped in ice, Hugh Broughton Architects solved the problem by building a walking city. The Halley VI Antarctic Research Station, which opened this February, is on hydraulically elevated modules that respond to annually rising snow levels.
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey."
-- Benjamin Franklin, 1759