Dubai to get the world's first rotating skyscraper by 2020
Published Feb 15, 2017, 3:28 pm IST
Updated Feb 15, 2017, 3:28 pm IST
The “Dynamic Tower” was proposed by Israeli-Italian architect back in 2008.
Proposed back in 2008 by architect David Fisher, the tower aims to be 420m tall, which would make it the second tallest building in Dubai, as well as the second tallest residential tower in the world behind New York’s 432 Park Avenue (which stands at 425.5m).
Israeli-Italian architect David Fisher proposed the DynamicTower — a 420-metre, 80-floor rotating skyscraper back in 2008. It was proposed back in the day as the world’s first pre-fabricated skyscraper with 40 factory-built modules for each floor. It appears like the plan has finally met approval.
News agency What’s On claims that the architectural firm behind the 80-storey rotating building, Dynamic Group has confirmed that the structure will be built by 2020.
Apparently, each floor in this building will be designed to rotate independently (maximum of 6 metres per minute), resulting in a changing shape of the tower. The entire tower will be receiving power from wind turbines and solar panels. They could generate up to 1,200,00 kilowatt-hours of energy, says Fisher.