Skyscraper With Revolving Floors Planned For Dubai

Posted on June 24, 2008

Dubai is quickly becoming the city of tomorrow. It is already full of architectural marvels from the indoor ski slopes to the man-made islands. Dubai is also becoming famous for its mega shopping malls.

The latest wild plan according to CBS is an 80-story skyscraper that includes revolving floors called the Dynamic Tower, which is being built by Dynamic Architecture.

CBS says Italian architect Dr. David Fisher has dubbed the upcoming skyscraper as the "world's first building in motion. CBS News says it will have spinning floors that hang linke rings around its cement core. The building will be 1,380 feet tall. They are asking $3,000 per square foot for the apartment units. This means the largest apartment (12,900 square feet) in the building will cost $38.7 million.

The article says there is also a Dynamic Tower planned to be built in Moscow. It sounds like the tower would make the people inside it feel dizzy and possibly sick but the builders say the motion will be too slow for people to notice.

Wouldn't people get dizzy? No, says Fisher. The rotations will be slow enough that no one will notice.

With so many moving parts, wouldn't the building be a maintenance nightmare? Fisher said the building's modular construction will allow easy access to parts that need to be replaced.

Skeptics believe the tower sounds too complex to be built so we will see if this tower ever appears. If it is actually built we will also be curious to see if any of the people that go inside it later lose their lunch.

Here's a video about the proposed skyscraper.


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