Dubai prepares for world's first rotating skyscraper

About 90% of the construction of the building has been outsourced to a factory


News Desk February 15, 2017
The surplus energy from the turbines and solar panels is planned to produce enough electricity to power five other similarly sized buildings. SCREENGRAB

Dynamic Tower, an 80-floor rotating skyscraper will be a new addition to Dubai’s skyline in 2020.

This one-of-a-kind tower was proposed in 2008 by architect David Fisher. The design will be carried forward by the Dynamic Group.

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Aiming to be 420-metre tall, the tower will be Dubai’s second tallest building and second tallest residential tower in the world, with each floor designed to rotate independently – at a maximum of six metres per minute or a full-rotation in 90 minutes, the Deccan Herald reported.

About 90% of the construction of the building has been outsourced to a factory, while the remaining will be done on site.

According to Mashable, each apartment costs a whopping US$30 million, the building is designed to generate its own energy through wind turbines placed between each floor. The surplus energy from the turbines and solar panels is planned to produce enough electricity to power five other similarly sized buildings, Deccan Herald said.

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Watch an animated presentation of the Dynamic Tower here:

 

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