Catastrophe? If the cable breaks, does it collapse like an accordion (a la the Twin Towers) or does it fall like a tree? How much damage would it do if it dropped on a city? How much damage would the tsunami it causes do when the cable drops into the ocean? Obviously, the upper half shoots off (hopefully) harmlessly into space, but the lower half is still anchored to the planet. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!