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Posted 25 June 2008 - 10:38 AM

i wonder how it handles changin wind gusts.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 11:17 AM

you wouldnt really have to have it right next to the core... thats what plumbing is for... thats like asking what we do with the stuff that comes out of second story bathrooms... OH TEH NOES WHAT DO WE DO THATS IT NO 2 STORY HOUSES! lol. i'm thinking they probably dont rotate all the way around in a circle... maybe a 300* spin... and then spin back. that way, you could have plastic tubes that just bend when you move. also im going to assume they'll have some sort of elevator that opens on multiple sides, and emergency stairs that have a main landing.

maybe there'll be some kind of main lobby on each floor in the core, with things leading down from it... after all itd have to be a pretty dang large core to support all this, and that way they could just have steel poles going up the length with a wall that rotates around... that way any time you open the door, bang theres the core (even if you have to wait 2 seconds for it to rotate far enough for you to squeeze past the poll)
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 11:20 AM

mommy, I'm getting sea sick from my bedroom.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 12:13 PM

View PostBecc, on Jun 25 2008, 02:17 PM, said:

you wouldnt really have to have it right next to the core... thats what plumbing is for... thats like asking what we do with the stuff that comes out of second story bathrooms... OH TEH NOES WHAT DO WE DO THATS IT NO 2 STORY HOUSES! lol. i'm thinking they probably dont rotate all the way around in a circle... maybe a 300* spin... and then spin back. that way, you could have plastic tubes that just bend when you move. also im going to assume they'll have some sort of elevator that opens on multiple sides, and emergency stairs that have a main landing.

maybe there'll be some kind of main lobby on each floor in the core, with things leading down from it... after all itd have to be a pretty dang large core to support all this, and that way they could just have steel poles going up the length with a wall that rotates around... that way any time you open the door, bang theres the core (even if you have to wait 2 seconds for it to rotate far enough for you to squeeze past the poll)


I poked around a little but didn't find an answer to the plumbing question. I did find out that the core is 30 yards in diameter, more than large enough for a stationary plumbing facilities.

The floors are also designed to rotate a full 360o.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 12:23 PM

Dubai has way to much money.

Such as building an indoor Ski Hill. Not to mention the Hotel that is shaped like a giant Sailboat Sail..

Pretty cool, but they really have to much money in that area

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 12:31 PM

Man, Dubai must have some extremely potent Cannibis growing in their area for them to legally build a building like that.

And ya know, looking at the pics in the first post, reminds me of that game called Jenga, which also reminds me of the time during a Company Christmas Party, playing Jenga while intoxicated can really screw up your buzz.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 12:36 PM

Power isn't as big a problem as you'd think. I can think of a couple of ways to make it work. Remember that we've had skyscrapers with rotating observation floors for years, and even with restaurants up there. As for stairs / elevators, etc., the way those work is the elevator opens up onto a circular landing inside the core. The outside wall is the apartment wall. Then you just walk around the landing to your door. Plumbing is the biggest problem. One way is for each apartment to have a reservoir that's recharged every time it comes in line with a filler pipe, and a containment tank that's purged in the same manner. The other way is obvious, communal or designated bathrooms inside the core itself.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 12:56 PM

That's BOINKin sick.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 01:28 PM

View PostTora, on Jun 25 2008, 02:20 PM, said:

mommy, I'm getting sea sick from my bedroom.


When you think about it... would the spin feel all that noticeable? Or would it depend on where you were, being close to the core would mean you would feel it less, right?

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:13 PM

View PostSeizureman, on Jun 25 2008, 04:28 PM, said:

View PostTora, on Jun 25 2008, 02:20 PM, said:

mommy, I'm getting sea sick from my bedroom.


When you think about it... would the spin feel all that noticeable? Or would it depend on where you were, being close to the core would mean you would feel it less, right?


the top of the hub in the prudential center (boston) rotates... im assuming it would be the same as this building. it rotates very slowly, about once around in an hour. its enough that if you look out the window youll barely notice it, but if you glance down for a few minutes and then back up, you see a new view. its cool cause during a dinner you get to see all of boston, but you dont get sick or anything.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:18 PM

Yeah I've been in a few revolving restaurants, one in Liverpool, I believe it's not a restaurant any more, and one in Germany, and they weren't so bad, the one in Germany was smaller but rotated quicker, it wasn't bad though. You'd have to be really bad with motion sickness to really feel sick.



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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:30 PM

View PostSeizureman, on Jun 25 2008, 04:28 PM, said:

View PostTora, on Jun 25 2008, 02:20 PM, said:

mommy, I'm getting sea sick from my bedroom.


When you think about it... would the spin feel all that noticeable? Or would it depend on where you were, being close to the core would mean you would feel it less, right?


As a matter of fact, as long as the floors rotate at a constant speed, you wouldn't notice it at all. Mainly what you feel is the accelleration/decelleration. For example, you don't notice the Earth rotating, despite the fact it revolves in excess of 1000 miles an hour around the equator.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:54 PM

That'd be sweet if they have balconies. Looks cool though.. Not sure how practical it is though... I guess if you're super freaking rich and want to visit Dubai a lot.. Sure.. Dubai is doin some crazy stuff in the last decade or two.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:58 PM

Has anyone ever noticed that Dubai is INSANE!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, these guys have built an entire island shaped like a palm tree and are planning on doin three more that are even more extravagant. They also have the most insane skyscrapers ever.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:00 PM

View PostGeneral Biggles, on Jun 25 2008, 05:58 PM, said:

Has anyone ever noticed that Dubai is INSANE!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, these guys have built an entire island shaped like a palm tree and are planning on doin three more that are even more extravagant. They also have the most insane skyscrapers ever.

It's 3 total. the smallest is nearly done and the largest is on hold I believe. Not enough big boulders to build the base or something.


Some other Dubai projects: http://www.funonthen...nt/view/127/31/
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