Dubai Announces Plans for Revolving Apartments Tower

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October 31, 2017

Dubai, already home to the world's tallest building, has announced plans for a shape-shifting skyscraper.

The Dynamic Tower will reach "only" 1,273 feet into the sky when it is completed, possibly as early as 2020. However, plans call for each of the tower's 80 floors to be able to rotate a complete circle independently of any other floor, meaning that people inside can experience different views on an ongoing basis.

Plans also call for energy to come in part from rooftop solar panels and horizontal wind turbines between floors.

Early reports on the pricetag for an aparment in the new building range from $4 million to $40 million. Part of that privilege would include access to a special car elevator, which would operate within the building's concrete core and take drivers to a special parking spot right beside their apartment, no matter how high up it is.

The skyscraper is the brainchild of Dynamic Architecture's David Fisher, who also said that the floors would be made of aluminum, carbon fiber, and steel and would be made individually in a factory and then attached to the tower separately.

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