Monday, May 28, 2007

Is New York ready for this?

Dubai is set to be the site of the one of the latest architectural feats - rotating buildings. The buildings feature hotel and condo units, as well as office space.
Each floor can slowly rotate based on commands from condo owners. Wind turbines placed between the floors rotate freely, generating power for the building.
The pre-built floors, which will be produced southwest of Dubai, will be stacked around a central core in sections resembling slices of pie.
The Dubai tower will be the first of many rotating buildings. Moscow, Milan, New York, Tokyo and seven other major cities will be home to the moving marvels.

Original articles here and here.


Anonymous said...

Like that building at 43rd and 6th, ugly ugly ugly.

Just because you have money, does not imply you have taste.

Anonymous said...

(Visual not shown....a thumb poised skyward)

Hop on this and "ROTATE" mac !

Anonymous said...

These have to be the ugliest building I have ever seen! Please go away and build in China. New York has class. This is classless!

Mad Ugly!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I happen to love the tower at 43rd and 6th....why must everything in this city have 4 walls going straight up? It's refreshing for me. In addition to an interesting shape, it's going to be the most environmentally friendly skyscraper ever built.

A rotating tower, however, will probably never happen in NY, it's too expensive to build in this city and developers are too cheap.

Anonymous said...

I guess beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I just don't see any beauty in these buildings whatsoever.

To my eyes.........eyesores.

Anonymous said...

Are these buildings having an erection or what? Fehhh!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

All I have to say is: Rotating buildings = Cool!