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Posted 25 June 2008 - 09:44 AM

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World's first rotating skyscraper unveiled in Dubai
Last Updated: 9:25AM BST 25/06/2008



The Dubai skyline will be constantly changing after plans for the world's first rotating tower were unveiled.


The 80-storey "Dynamic Tower," will be a shifting skyscraper of luxury apartments on spinning floors, which will be attached to a central column.

Plans for the project were unveiled in New York by Italian architect David Fisher, who said: "This building will have endless different shapes".

The 420-meter (1,378-foot) building features 80 apartments that spin a full 360 degrees around a central column by means of 79 power-generating wind turbines located between each floor.


The apartments will take between one and three hours to make a complete rotation, and at 30,000 dollars (£15,254) per square meters, will cost between 3.7 million (£1.8 million) to 36 million dollars (£18 million).

Mr Fisher said the skyscraper, which would be energy self sufficient and cost about 700 million dollars (£355 million) to build, was due to be completed in Dubai by 2010.

The Mirax group plans to build a similar, 70-story skyscraper in Moscow. "We look forward to build a third one in New York and maybe in other cities," said Fisher.

"These buildings will open our vision all around, to a new life," he added.


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Posted 25 June 2008 - 09:45 AM

Um.... How does the plumbing in that thing work?
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 09:48 AM

All the bathrooms must be located right next to the center of the core so that the plumbing feeds into the core.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 09:48 AM

View PostPuzuma, on Jun 25 2008, 12:45 PM, said:

Um.... How does the plumbing in that thing work?

:mellow: ...thats actually a very good question...
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 09:50 AM

View PostSilvrdog, on Jun 25 2008, 12:48 PM, said:

All the bathrooms must be located right next to the center of the core so that the plumbing feeds into the core.

And the kitchens would have to be as well. So you're paying 3.7 million to 36 million dollars for a one bathroom apartment?
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 09:53 AM

uhh. what if your late for work becuase you had to wait 2 hours for your room to spin around to the door.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 09:56 AM

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A cover would have to go over the core, and the cover would have to rotate with the apartments.
The crap would fall down inside the cover.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 09:56 AM

I'm looking forward to the first major malfunction: Motor malfunctions at a high speed, 10 rpm...
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 09:56 AM

what if theres a fire...i could see some potential problems....

...and that would be a paint in the butt to get back to your room after you leave for a while....
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 09:58 AM

..another thought:
goodbye every penny I ever had.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 10:02 AM

Yea, I am stuck on how one would get in and out without waiting an hour. :)
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 10:05 AM

The core would have to be fairly large to accommodate elevators, emergency stairs, kitchens and bathrooms. I'd guess that it would be an open concept facing the core to allow access to the door no mater where the floor is during the rotation.

Power would still be a problem, especially from a maintenance standpoint. They'd have to have rings around the core and either pick up brushes or a larger ring to allow electricity to enter the main area of the apartments. Mice, rats, birds & bugs getting in there? Bleh.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 10:08 AM

oh. third thought:

how exactly do you "unvail" a tower.
I mean is it like hey guys look a rotating tower
BLAM!!
oh geeze, I never saw that before
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 10:12 AM

I think the core would just contain a pipe/series of pipes with branch-offs that also swivel around the mother pipe. It's not so complicated on it's own, but with that many floors and more than one pipe necessary it's gonna be damn complicated. But it would mean the kitchens and bathrooms could be located anywhere.

Electricity is also quite simple, look at a Gyro on a BMX bike, how the metal contacts, it could be a simple mechanism like that. (yes I know Gyros aren't electrical but that principle would allow for conduction.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 10:32 AM

The way I'd do the piping is a reservoir on each floor that dumps at night or when its lined up correctly.

Power would probably be from the wind generator above or below each floor.

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