Dubai Scores 1st Shape-Shifting Skyscraper


Posted June 25, 2008 - By Frank Meyer

The "world's first building in motion," an 80-story tower with revolving floors that give it a constantly shifting shape, will debut in Dubai in 2010.

Being designed by Italian architect Dr. David Fisher in conjunction with the Dynamic Group, the “revolutionary skyscraper” features spinning floors with hung like rings around an immobile cement core that offer residents a constantly changing view of the Persian Gulf and the Dubai's skyline. Giant wind turbines installed between every floor will generate enough electricity to power the entire building, and lifts will allow penthouse residents to park their cars right in their apartments. 

The Dubai-scraper will be 1,380 feet tall, with sales of apartments to begin in September with asking prices of around $3,000 per square foot. The smallest, at 1,330 square feet, will run ya about $4 million and the largest, a 12,900-square-foot villa, $38.7 million.

Fisher says a second Dynamic Tower planned for Moscow is now in the advanced design phase, which will have 70 floors and be 1,310 feet tall, will be located in the Moscow City area, the new prestigious part of the Russian capital.

"Our intention is to build the third rotating skyscraper in New York," Dr. Fisher said. "Additional Dynamic Towers will be built around the world, following an expression of interest from developers, governments, and public officials to construct a Dynamic Tower in Canada, Germany, Italy, Korea and Switzerland."

That’s exactly what New York needs. Maybe we should paint a giant target on it too….just to be completists…

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Dubai Scores 1st Shape-Shifting Skyscraper


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