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Old August 19th, 2010, 10:04 PM   #321
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How about power supply do these towers need?

May be it need 2 big dams to generate enough power for this kind of tower.
The towers are actually going to have turbines they will generate electricity.
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Old August 21st, 2010, 07:30 AM   #322
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Old August 21st, 2010, 07:34 AM   #323
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Old August 21st, 2010, 07:41 AM   #324
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is it kuala lumpur in the last picture???
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Old December 4th, 2010, 01:39 AM   #325
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I have a feeling this amazing tower will never see the light...
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Old December 4th, 2010, 02:16 AM   #326
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How very stupid, Sorry but the idea may have been cool, but what a complete waste of energy, also you would be chasing the entrance to get in.
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Old December 4th, 2010, 02:18 AM   #327
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is it kuala lumpur in the last picture???
I think it is...
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Old December 5th, 2010, 08:44 AM   #328
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How very stupid, Sorry but the idea may have been cool, but what a complete waste of energy, also you would be chasing the entrance to get in.
well from what i understand of the project the entrance will be in a podium which will have the rotating floors above it. or another possible option if the architect did not want a podium would be to have one floor at ground level still so it could not rotate but would look as if it were one of movable floors. and the rotation would not be that fast. i believe the building was mostly residential so there may have been an underground entrance taking residents to the elevator. but the bottom floor could not be residential it would have to be an entrance of some kind.
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Old December 5th, 2010, 09:46 AM   #329
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Theoretically a rotating building is a good idea if you're building on a lot with very limited good sight lines and if a majority of the 360 degree view from the building is blocked or considered to be very unappealing (e.g. overlooking a garbage dump or slum). With rotating floors, every apartment can have a good view part of the time and command a higher price than a fixed unit with bad views. But then, it also means no unit would command a premium price for its views either.

I wonder what percentage of the apartments in a simple fixed building would have to have a bad enough view to justify the expense of constructing one with rotating floors instead. It would have to be well over 50% I'd think.
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Old December 5th, 2010, 11:34 PM   #330
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this tower would not be nuch of a waste of energy
horizontal wind turbines between each floor would power the rotation of the floors around the core, read before you post
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Old January 17th, 2011, 07:20 AM   #331
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Fascinating proposal! Would love to see it come to fruition some day.

I was curious about the status of this and found the following updates:
The last article makes it sound like the whole thing is on hold due to a number of issues. Hopefully, it will get off the drawing boards at some point.
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Old February 24th, 2011, 08:23 PM   #332
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 05:11 PM   #333
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Developers of Dynamic Tower keen to put project back on track

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British firm plans to unveil similar rotating towers across Gulf countries

By Parag Deulgaonkar | Published Thursday, March 03, 2011

The developers of Dubai's Dynamic Tower, where each of the 80 floors will be able to rotate independently, are keen to put the project back on track.

The British firm is also working on unveiling similar towers across the Gulf countries, Emirates 24|7 has learnt.

“The Dynamic Tower in Dubai is on hold due to the current situation. Of course, Dr David Fisher and our team would be delighted to have the tower in Dubai on track,” Simona Casati, Press Office & Communication Manager, Dynamic Architecture Group, said in an emailed response.

The company has not secured funding for the project in Dubai and did not sell any apartment despite receiving “many requests from all over the world.”

“Situation will tell when construction for the project will begin.”

The Dynamic Tower design is made up of 80 pre-fabricated apartments, which will spin independently of one another and take between one and three hours to make a complete rotation.

The 420-metre building's apartments would spin a full 360 degrees, at voice command, around a central column by means of power-generating wind turbines.

The first 20 floors will be for retail space, the next 15 for a hotel, the next 35 floors will have residential apartments and the top 10 floors will have luxury villa-style apartments.

In response to a question on whether the company was planning to launch similar towers across the Gulf states, especially in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Casati said: “Yes, there are plans to do so."

“In several countries the Dynamic Tower is now in the pipeline. A few countries have offered land for free, among them are very important world capitals,” she added without giving further details.

In June 2008, at the launch of the tower in New York, architect David Fisher said: "It's the first building that rotates, moves, and changes shape. This building never looks the same, not once in a lifetime."
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Old March 6th, 2011, 03:46 AM   #334
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So this tower isn't dead yet it would be very interesting to see if it ever gets built.
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Old March 10th, 2011, 11:10 PM   #335
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It seems too good to be true! If it was 20 floors I would say it would be more feasible, but 80 is huge. Even if it was a regular 80 tower then it will also be very difficult to come back on track. Its not gonna be cheap to construct, if not the most expensive building of all time!
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Old March 12th, 2011, 09:13 PM   #336
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I think we will see a building like this eventually. It may not be this one, but somewhere, something like this will be built. In my opinion, drop it from 80 to 60 floors. That way it could be a little cheaper, but it would still be a supertall.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 02:29 AM   #337
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Old August 12th, 2013, 12:40 PM   #338
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DUBAI | Dynamic Tower (AKA Rotating Tower) | 420m | 1380ft | 80 fl | Pro

Developer revives Dubai rotating tower project

Published on Aug 12, 2013

Dubai could soon be home to a tower which rotates 360 degrees every 90 minutes, if stalled plans for the project are finally given the green light.

David Fisher, the founder and chairman of Dynamic Architecture Group, first proposed the idea in 2008 but the global financial crisis and the downturn in the Dubai property market led to the ambitious plans being put on hold.

The new plans for the rotating tower, to be named the Dynamic Tower, will be 80 storeys high and will make a complete 360 degree rotation every 90 minutes.

The Dubai tower is expected to cost in the region of £355m ($541m), according to a report in the Daily Mail newspaper, while the company is also hoping to build versions in Moscow, Paris, London, Milan, Rome, New York and Miami.

The design includes nearly 79 giant wind turbines that will generate electricity to power the rotation of the floors.

Full details of the tower's location, financing and construction timeframe have not been disclosed as Fisher said he wanted to keep secret so they would be a “surprise”, the report claimed.

Another obstacle may be the fact Fisher admits he has never designed a skyscraper before, let alone one as ambitious and complex as a rotating one.

“I did not design skyscrapers, but I feel ready to do so," he said in an interview with the Associated Press news agency. "You can build anything."


Reference: http://www.constructionweekonline.co.../#.UgipAZLI1SQ
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Old August 12th, 2013, 01:01 PM   #339
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good to see the project back. it is an amazingly innovative design and i would really like to see this come to reality, although i am sceptical if it is even possible in these dimensions, but we will see what comes out of this. the prize seems rather low, thought this would be very expensive to construct, but maybe it will only be the maintance cost that will be excessive.
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Old August 12th, 2013, 01:35 PM   #340
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Nice to see it back.

Where are these 79 turbines located? I don't see them in the renders.
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