Dubai is building a rotating skyscraper unlike any the world has ever seen
Dubai is one of the world's wealthiest cities and is already considered futuristic—but wait until see you it's newest building
As anyone lucky enough to have visited Dubai knows, it truly is a city unlike almost any other.
Though it has a long history dating back as far as 1095 (though potentially much further), it also remains a thoroughly modern city with some unique features. There's the Burj Khalifa, the world's largest skyscraper, the World Islands, a collection of man-made islands in the shape of the world and the similar Palm Jumeirah, an artificial archipelago.
Still, Dubai's newest feat is a rotating skyscraper set to be built in 2020
The rotating skyscraper will the first of its kind in the entire world—and has some unique design features
The building's official name will be the Dynamic Tower Hotel and is set to be 80 stories tall. At 1,375 feet tall, the Dynamic Tower Hotel will also rank among the top 10 tallest skyscrapers in the world (assuming the list remains roughly the same between now and 2020). Still, the defining feature will be each floor's individual ability rotate—allowing viewers inside any view that they choose.
In a sense, viewers on both the outside and the inside will benefit from this design!
Even more impressive is that the building will be powered with renewable energy.
The tower is set to use both solar and wind energy to help keep the floors spinning independently. Each floor is set to be outfitted with its own turbines and each apartment will also be voice controlled. While any residents who live in the building will not have to pay any electric bills (as the tower essentially functions as its own power grid), the cost of each apartment could be as high as 30 million dollars! Still, the building is planning to be a hotel first and foremost—so there's a chance some of us may still get to see it.
The tower was designed by Israeli-Italian architect David Fisher.
Aside from being an impressive feat, Fisher said that the design was meant to reflect modern life more accurately than old, static houses. In today's world, everything is dynamic—and apparently, our buildings should be as well! Check out the video below for more info on this remarkable design:
Dubai is building a rotating skyscraper
Individual apartments will be able to rotate 360 degrees. Read more: http://wef.ch/2yfMPoIPosted by World Economic Forum on Monday, October 30, 2017
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