Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Shape-Shifting Building to Be Built in Dubai

Architects in Dubai have unveiled plans to build a revolutionary (<- that's a pun) building, the 80-story, 420-meter Dynamic Tower, a building where each floor is capable of rotating independently, powered by wind turbines between the floors. Additional rotating buildings may also be built in Moscow, New York, and elsewhere following the Dynamic Tower.

The building will be built using a series of pre-fabricated units, allowing the building to be constructed more quickly, safely, and efficiently. Building designer David Fisher says 600 people at an assembly site can build the pre-fab modules and as few as 80 technicians at the construction site can assemble the building. Fisher projects that the building will be completed by 2010.

CNN has the full story, with artistic renderings of the building changing shape.

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