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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Architecture Kicks Ass - Dubai's Moving Skyscrapper

I've always loved architecture.

Some of my favorite structures have been in the vein of Frank Lloyd Wright, but David Fisher @ Dynamic Architecture just took the game to a whole other level. A whole other 'rotating' level.

This is the proposed Dubai 'swirling skyscrapper' that would be completed around 2010.

NEW YORK — An Italian architect said he is poised to start construction on a new skyscraper in Dubai that will be "the world's first building in motion," an 80-story tower with revolving floors that give it an ever-shifting shape.

The spinning floors, hung like rings around an immobile cement core, would offer residents a constantly changing view of the Persian Gulf and the city's futuristic skyline.

A few penthouse villas would spin on command using a voice-activated computer. The motion of the rest of the building would be choreographed in patterns that could be altered over time.

Speaking at a news conference in New York on Tuesday, the building's designer, David Fisher, declared that his tower will revolutionize the way skyscrapers are made _ a claim that might strike some as excessively bold.

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