25 June 2008
Dubai to Get ‘Moving’ Skyscraper
From BBC News
Construction of the world’s first moving building, a 80-storey tower with revolving floors which give it an ever-shifting shape, is due to begin.
The Dynamic Tower, which will be built in Dubai, will feature 80 pre-fabricated apartments, spinning independently of one another.
“It’s the first building that rotates, moves, and changes shape,” said David Fisher, the tower’s architect.
“This building never looks the same, not once in a lifetime,” he added.
The innovative, 420-metre (1,378-foot) building’s apartments would spin a full 360 degrees, at voice command, around a central column by means of 79 giant power-generating wind turbines located between each floor…