Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Dubai to get 'moving' skyscraper

Construction of the world's first moving building, a 80-storey tower with revolving floors which give it an unusual shape, is due to begin.
The Dynamic Tower, which will be built in Dubai, will feature 80 pre-built apartments, spinning. The 420-metre building's apartments would spin a full 360 degrees, around a central column by means of 79 giant power-generating wind turbines.
The building would be energy self-sufficient as the turbines would produce enough electricity to power the entire building and even feed extra power back into the grid. The skyscraper will cost an estimated $700m to build and should be up and running in Dubai in 2010. Put your name down now! What do you think? Think I’d be sea sick. Watch a video here on this one.

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