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Once it's been quarried there's no reason why stone can't be used time and again, e.g.It was laid out in a huge water tank to simulate wind, waves and storms 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.Technically it could be feasible in 10 to 20 years from today Islands would be anchored to the sea bed and also moored to the shore If plans for floating islands go ahead it would be a twist in the history of this low-lying country, much of which down the centuries has been reclaimed from the sea and which is protected from the waters by an intricate system of dykes and canals.'In these times of rising sea levels, overpopulated cities and a rising number of activities on the seas, building up the dykes and pumping out the sands is perhaps not the most efficient solution,' said Waals, referring to common methods to reclaim land.'Floating ports and cities are an innovative solution which reflect the Dutch maritime tradition.'The model, which measures roughly six by eight metres and is made of wood and polystyrene, was laid out in a huge water tank to simulate wind, waves and storms, in a presentation for several potential investors.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 solutions, like a floating park on the river for example, where they want to have an area for recreation close by the city centre,' Olaf Waals from the Maritime Research Institute of the Netherlands (MARIN) told AFP.