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Dubai’s wild rotating skyscraper might actually get built

Will it? Or Won’t it?

rotating skyscraper concept Image via Inhabitat

Way back in 2008, Italian architect David Fisher unveiled a gasp-worthy skyscraper concept. Every floor of his 80-story “Dynamic Tower” would independently rotate a full 360 degrees around a central elevator-and-utilities shaft. Almost 10 years later, it’s not surprising that the bonkers project remains unbuilt. What is surprising is that the structure has reportedly been given a new lease on life. It’s now slated for completion by 2020 in Dubai, in advance of the World Expo to take place that year.

The 1,378-foot-tall tower will also be powered entirely by renewable sources, including solar panels on the roof and dozens of wind turbines concealed between its rotating floors. Fisher claims the finished building will produce as much as 10 times the amount of energy it consumes.

Inside, residents will be able to set the speed and direction of their floor’s rotation, all by voice command. The price tag for a piece of the future? That’ll be $30 million per apartment, please! That is if the tower does get built—check back in 2020.

Via: Inhabitat, Mother Nature Network