I have an organization that I want to have some kind of HQ without being in a country.
I was reminded of Sealand (Thanks Joel), those platforms off the coast of the UK.
I want something similar, basically a really tall tower in the Atlantic, out in the deep sea.
It obviously can't touch the bottom, but oil platforms just float out there don't they?
How tall/big could a tower get? Is it at all feasible?
I'd like for the this to be as close to reality as possible. It is happening a bit in the future and let's assume they have plenty of money to throw at this. There might even be technologies used for this that are things we've seen in development that might be in use in 10-30 years from now.
The building should support about a thousand people I'd say. It should have some science labs, tech labs, living accommodations, and so on. The organization is a scientific one. They do a lot of research. Imagine Tesla/SpaceX/Cern. A scientific paradise free from borders. They make money because they've been providing technology to the world. Money is no issue as long as its realistic.
Jurisdiction is irrelevant in this question. There are many examples of "new" countries starting up or groups outside laws and so on. The only thing that matters if you want to be independent is that you can defend yourself. In the case of this society they easily can defend themselves and set their own rules without anyone being able to successfully intervene without an unnecessarily large show of force.