How will the Pyramid be built?
If you look at the artist’s impression of the Earth Pyramid you will see that the outer casing has a patchwork effect. This is because the outer blocks will be made up of different types of stone from all over the world. With around 750 types of igneous rock in the world with a varying array of colours and textures the finished pyramid will be a true geological wonder. The base edge of the pyramid will require 276 blocks and our aim is to gather 1 block from all the world’s nations to achieve this.
There are certain aspects of the pyramid's construction that will vary considerably from the great pyramid and one of these is the blocks that will make up the inside of the structure. Quarrying the blocks in this day and age would be a challenge too far, so we are currently looking into different methods to create them. The team at Louisiana Tech is currently working on Geopolymer concretes made partly out of coal power station by-products, and there are other similar materials that can be considered. This side of the venture will provide a great opportunity to look at Green technologies and their possible use in future construction projects.
The Pyramidium (small pyramid that goes on the top of the pyramid) will seal the structure and the material to be used for this has yet to be decided. One suggestion has been put forward that it could be cast out of the brass collected from old shell casings used in wars and conflicts around the world.