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News: Dubai Wants to Build a Rotating Tower Where the View Changes on Demand

Hosted | February 23, 2017
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Dubai is home to many man-made wonders: The world’s largest man-made island, the world’s largest shopping mall, the world’s tallest building. It may soon be adding a new one — the world’s first rotating skyscraper.

    It’s the brainchild of architect David Fisher of Dynamic Architecture.

    Fisher envisions an 80-story, 1,273-foot tower in Dubai with floors that can rotate 360 degrees in both directions. He said he got the idea for a rotating tower that continuously changes shape more than a decade ago while staring out of the Olympic Tower in New York.

    “I noticed that from a certain spot you could see the East River and the Hudson River, both sides of Manhattan,” he said on Dynamic Architecture’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!

    Source: CNN / Image: Dynamic Architecture (YouTube)

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