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World’s First Rotating Skyscraper to be Built in Dubai

Called the Dynamic Tower, the structure is now being discussed to be put to form.


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When Dynamic Architecture’s rotating skyscraper project was announced back in 2008, it sure did create some hype among the public. The released renderings were astounding – an understatement – especially for designers and engineers who see building such one-of-a-kind project as a challenge.

While it dropped the jaws many, the project was way ahead of other skyscrapers. Perhaps now is the best time to build it.

Called the Dynamic Tower, the structure is now being discussed to be put to form. If everything goes fine, it will join Dubai’s tallest buildings by 2020.

But how does it work?

Source: Dynamic Architecture

Its designer Israeli-Italian architect David Fisher from Dynamic Architecture has the idea of a structure that is built in four dimensions, constantly changing its shape.

The 80-storey, 1,273-foot building has floors rotating to 360 degrees in both directions with adjustable speeds, activated by voice technology. It has a concrete core station that holds the elevator and connects all the apartments on each floor.

Fisher envisions the building to be a “green power station”. His plans include wind turbines placed between the floor of each storey and solar panels on the roof to power the entire structure.

By theory, constructing the Dynamic Tower involves pre-fabricated units made of steel, aluminum and carbon fiber materials. They are assembled at a factory including the plumbing and electrical connections, later attached to the towers. Once successful in this type of construction, this is set to become the world’s first pre-fabricated skyscraper.

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Source: Dynamic Architecture

No final construction cost has been quoted yet or details revealed regarding the location and project commencement. But rough estimates show that each apartment unit could range from $4 million to $40 million.

The groundbreaking idea of a skyscraper dawned upon Fisher when he was staring out of the Olympic Tower in New York more than a decade ago.

“I noticed that from a certain spot you could see the East River and the Hudson River, both sides of Manhattan,” he explains in the design firm’s website. “That is when I thought to myself: ‘Why don’t we rotate the entire floor? That way, everybody can see both the East River and the Hudson River, as well as Saint Patrick’s Cathedral!’”

Sources: CNN | The National UAE

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