Thank you for the additional information Christopher!
It would be quite a challenge to fit that kind of design into the 2360's.
We're actually talking 2358 here.
If you did try to do a design for Cleopatra's Needle
, I'd certainly be interested to see it. It'd be nice to see what the state of the art for civilian
Federation ship design might be like in the mid-24th century. It would probably have some design similarities to Starfleet vessels, given a common culture and technology, but with a fair number of differences too, since it wouldn't be designed for combat. An interesting challenge, to come up with something that looks Federationish without being Starfleetish.