Saturday, June 06, 2009

Dubai's first revolving skyscraper

The world's first moving building, an 80-storey tower with revolving floors giving a shifting shape, will be built in Dubai, its architect says.



The Dynamic Tower (David Fisher) design is made up of 80 pre-fabricated apartments which will spin independently of one another.

"It's the first building that rotates, moves, and changes shape," said architect David Fisher, who is Italian, at a news conference in New York.

"This building never looks the same, not once in a lifetime," he added.

The 420-metre (1,378-foot) building's apartments would spin a full 360 degrees, at voice command, around a central column by means of 79 giant power-generating wind turbines located between each floor.

The apartments, which will take between one and three hours to make a complete rotation, will cost from $3.7m to $36m.

The skyscraper will cost an estimated $700m to build and should be up and running in Dubai in 2010.

THAT'S INCREDIBLE!

11 comments:

Gattina said...

I wonder if I move into such an appartment I could better watch my neighbors ??

Akelamalu said...

Phew! I'd go dizzy with the height alone never mind it revolving! LOL

~Carole said...

That's crazy, isn't it? It'd almost be worth a trip to photograph it.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

You just wait. The next one will be jumping around all over Dubai for a better view, and its flats will be able to go around the place to do their owner's shopping.

Too much dough gets to one's head, obviously.

SandyCarlson said...

That is amazing. So everyone gets the best view once in a while!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

neat but I think it would be very weird to be in.

Babs-beetle said...

Wow! That's impressive but what next?

Martha said...

That is amazing! Think I'll go give them a million for a deposit ::rolling eyes:: ;-)

Mo said...

That's amazing - from the outside! But what would it be like to LIVE inside one of those apartments???

Robin said...

That is pretty much the coolest thing EVER.

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Travis said...

I might be incredible, but the first question that popped into my mind was Why? Those folks really do have way too much money.