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Old 06-25-2008, 01:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Trippy! A building where each floor rotates!

There is a video at the BBC article.


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View: [ANCHOR]Dubai to get 'moving' skyscraper[/ANCHOR] (link)
Source: News (http://news.bbc.co.uk)
Abstract: "Construction of the world's first moving building, a 80-storey tower with revolving floors which give it an ever-shifting shape, is due to begin."
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Page last updated at 08:53 GMT, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 09:53 UK
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The Dynamic Tower, which will be built in Dubai, will feature 80 pre-fabricated apartments, spinning independently of one another.

"It's the first building that rotates, moves, and changes shape," said David Fisher, the tower's architect.

"This building never looks the same, not once in a lifetime," he added.

The innovative, 420-metre (1,378-foot) building's apartments would spin a full 360 degrees, at voice command, around a central column by means of 79 giant power-generating wind turbines located between each floor.

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Computer animation of David Fisher's 'Dynamic Tower'
The slender building would be energy self-sufficient as the turbines would produce enough electricity to power the entire building and even feed extra power back into the grid, said the Italian architect at the unveiling of the project in New York.

The apartments, which will take between one and three hours to make a complete rotation, will cost from $3.7m to $36m.

There are also plans to build a similar, 70-story skyscraper in Moscow.

"I call these buildings designed by time, shaped by life," said the Florence-based architect. "These buildings will open our vision all around, to a new life."

The skyscraper will cost an estimated $700m to build and should be up and running in Dubai in 2010.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ah, those poor poor people in Dubai, I think we should have a raffle to raise some money for em. Next they'll have their own space shuttle fleet, complete with solid gold toilets.

Cool building though.........
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thats pretty trippy. I wonder how noisy those turbines would be tho, having one on top and on the bottom of each floor. I'd imagine a lot of vibration and random wear and tear from the rotation would cause a bit of a problem with cost of maintenance.. but th en again Dubai isn't exactly poor. Stuff will probably wear out and grind down at some point.. but again, Dubai does have a lot of oil to lube that thing up.. hmm...

Still trippy.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd live there. But there are logistical things that are fairly unclear.

Okay, so you wake up in the morning and don't know what direction your bed is facing. Okay, fine.

But then you go to leave your apartment... How does that work, exactly? Your door opens maybe onto a fixed column that has elevators in it? And signs pointing you toward the elevators, because there's no telling where on that fixed column your door will open...

How do plumbing and electrical services get supplied to your rotating apartment deck? I could imagine a brush-and-stator system for getting electricity to the apartments, although that would take a lot of maintenance and is frankly an ugly solution. I can't fathom how plumbing and sewer hookups would work.
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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but again, Dubai does have a lot of oil to lube that thing up.. hmm...
Actually, Dubai itself doesn't have much oil remaining, that's why they're trying to diversify their economy so much. Abu Dhabi, the largest state in the UAE, has most of the reserves. Of course, a lot of the oil money does end up in Dubai.

Anyway, this looks like it would be a maintenance nightmare.. But it does fit the boomtown spirit of Dubai.
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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wow first revolving building about which i hear now so can u tell me how its work and which construction group establish that one
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:07 AM   #8 (permalink)
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How do plumbing and electrical services get supplied to your rotating apartment deck? I could imagine a brush-and-stator system for getting electricity to the apartments, although that would take a lot of maintenance and is frankly an ugly solution. I can't fathom how plumbing and sewer hookups would work.
I've really been trying to puzzle this out since I wrote it. And I know there are other rotating buildings, so I'm sure it's a solved problem, but for the life of me I can't see how you'd get electricity and water/sewer service to the rotating apartments. Anybody know?
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:29 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I've really been trying to puzzle this out since I wrote it. And I know there are other rotating buildings, so I'm sure it's a solved problem, but for the life of me I can't see how you'd get electricity and water/sewer service to the rotating apartments. Anybody know?
And I've been returning to this thread to see if anyone answers it. Since no one has yet, Google found me: Swivel joint apparatus and method for utility supply to a rotatable building - US Patent 7032353. I'll try to read it later.
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