Cone of Trandit
In my opinion even during the stage of its construction this marveollous tower is one of the new wonders of the world! Never before has there been such a large scale operation without the use of magic - never before have we as a race demonstrated better our independence from magic than with this amazing project.
The Cone of Trandit is the current big project for the upcoming Annual Darturian World Exposition of Science and Magic in 1692 AR. In that year the Exposition will return to Trandit for its tenth anniversary. To keep the tradition of the hosting city showing off some kind of thematic project, the regent has authorized the construction of the Cone of Trandit, despite the warnings of several engineers about the risks of such an undertaking.
Purpose / Function
The main purpose of the Cone is to demonstrate the progress in non-magical architecture and non-magical construction methods. Due to recent developements in machinery and metal processing the need for highly specialized magical personel has already been heavily reduced and replaced with cheaper mundane workforce. Baradolia sees completion of such a large scale project as proof of the viability for extended use of non-magical workers and specialists.
The Cone is made up of three intertwined spirals made of three different types of steel, Dwarven Whitesteel, Silversteel and Darksteel, giving the cone a striped three colored look. In the open space between the spirals is a grid of metal spires interconnecting the main spirals.
The base diameter of the cone measures at 125 meter while the prospected height of the cone will be around 320 metres. There are four floors planned for additional stability at the heights of 55m, 115m, 200m and a final one at 275m.
As of now, the Cone has reached just beyond the second floor. With two years left for construction, the project is currently behind of schedule.