Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Really Cool Things: An adjustable skyscraper
Last week, an Italian architect with a decidedly un-Italian name (David Fisher) announced to the world his plans to build in Dubai (where else?) an 80-story skyscraper with the unique distinction of being the world's first "building in motion." Evidently, the floors will be built around a solid cement core, and each floor will have the ability to twist around the core using wind turbines, giving residents ever-changing views of the Persian Gulf and the ridiculously awesome (and ever changing) Dubai skyline. Oh yeah - and turning floors will constantly alter the shape of the building itself, as illustrated above. The best part is that you can get a 1,300 square foot unit for only $4,000,000. Sign me up!