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Old August 11th, 2008, 01:01 AM   #81
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If it is actually to be built, the only thing that worries me is the 'garden' level about a quarter of the way up, as it leaves the rest of the building from then on to be supported solely by that one section of core on that level. Can imagine it getting wobbly in high winds..
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Old August 11th, 2008, 08:11 PM   #82
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It looks like Chicago Spire had a stroak. Nothing more nothing less.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 04:49 AM   #83
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Old August 12th, 2008, 09:03 AM   #84
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Как только проедят напечатанные амерами баблосы, нефтя будет падвацать, хас папиисяд, а толяр - пасто диривянных. И ражко сразу развалиццо. Патаму шо она сичаз разваливаиццо, хотя нефтя ещё не падвацать
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Old August 12th, 2008, 09:08 AM   #85
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Rotating restaurants just use rotating floors. They don't also move the walls and ceiling.

I also don't see how a floor can have individual plumbing. The water has to be pumped up there and it has to flow away. Therefore the pipes must go to the water tanks which I doubt they would keep in each floor. There's no room under the floor for a water tank.
wouldn't each pipe be attached in the core at a central pivot point, allowing it all to turn and all feed into one pipe?

There is my idea. Unless it fills one kind of Tank and empty's into the main tower line once or twice a on a rotation.

I do think that first, we need to see a tower that has one or 2 or even 5 floors that rotate independently one on top of the other, and not just the interior floor with no walls moving, I mean the entire floor plan rotates. It needs to be addressed and taken care of on that small level before a massive tower id made with ever floor rotating.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 09:43 AM   #86
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a step ahead indeed but does it really look good? Will it go with close sorroundings? I am not convinced.
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Old August 13th, 2008, 04:38 AM   #87
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Very, very nice tower!
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Old August 13th, 2008, 05:04 AM   #88
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It will be cool seeing Dubai, Moscow, New York and Toronto getting their rotating towers
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Old August 13th, 2008, 07:19 AM   #89
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New York and Toronto? I dont think that a rotating building would look nice in these cities.
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Old August 13th, 2008, 07:47 AM   #90
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Why not ? they would look good in either City , the problem is can they build them ? we have been hearing much of them but none really being built yet !
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Old August 13th, 2008, 10:43 AM   #91
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Why not ? they would look good in either City , the problem is can they build them ? we have been hearing much of them but none really being built yet !
It's a very different style then the architecture of New York and other North-American cities.
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Old August 13th, 2008, 01:05 PM   #92
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its nice, the dubai's rotating tower is much better IMO
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Old August 13th, 2008, 01:41 PM   #93
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why is the dubai one much better, it is the same tower . because of 20m difference??
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Old August 13th, 2008, 01:42 PM   #94
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russia v georgia plus the west.
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Old August 13th, 2008, 01:43 PM   #95
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why is the dubai one much better, it is the same tower . because of 20m difference??
The design is different too
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Old August 13th, 2008, 02:04 PM   #96
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oh, indeed...didn't saw that until now
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Old November 4th, 2008, 11:36 AM   #97
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What's with the gap in the middle?
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Old November 13th, 2008, 01:55 AM   #98
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Either that or tenants will not have a full control over their floor. Or another way to look at it: maybe not all tenants will have a full control over their floor. There are various ways to solve this issue. None of them are perfect (it seems impossible to have both full control and smooth edges), but something workable.


Another interesting aspect is how quite the rotation mechanism will be. If I pay that much money for a flat I would not want to be woken up by the machinery noise.


All these questions make this project very intriguing in my view. It's also nice that tower has a nice shape to it.
When the building gets old, the noises coming from the rotation will sound like the sinking Titanic... just like in the movie... metal-bending deep-sounds.

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OK...I haven't watched the vid yet but I cannot see how the plumbing will work. Electricity is easy to transfer to rotating floors but drains and water supply?

PS....the quiet factor is a non issue...there are many, many rotating restaurants and they are all whisper quiet.
You'd know the engineers screwed up, when you see on on the ceiling some dripping brown water: "Oh, not again... the neighbors rotated the floor too fast too much again!"

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Water supply and drains (kitchen, bath) are probably in the core, which doesnt rotate.
(same for the elevators)
The elevator stops, and displays a message to the people riding it: "Please wait for floor below to arrive!"

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It doesn't really have to rotate ,just stay the way it is like this enough to make people paused to stare at it
Yes, it looks great... I'd rather have the tenants not have control over the rotation... because it will start looking like somebody had mentioned -- stacked up concrete blocks.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 04:13 PM   #99
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The idea that you can lose your view because someone decided to rotate the floor sounds like trouble waiting to happen. It's a beautiful building no doubt.
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You'd know the engineers screwed up, when you see on on the ceiling some dripping brown water: "Oh, not again... the neighbors rotated the floor too fast too much again!"
I highly doubt that the tenants would have access to rotate, this is 8 apartments per floor, so it must be controlled by building management or central computer that will oversee the rotations.

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The elevator stops, and displays a message to the people riding it: "Please wait for floor below to arrive!"
Not possible. Core of the building will not rotate, that's fixed. If you look at plan, you can see the big circle core and corridor, these are all fixed.
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Yes, it looks great... I'd rather have the tenants not have control over the rotation... because it will start looking like somebody had mentioned -- stacked up concrete blocks.
Again, 8 apartments, cant have 8 units rotating floors 24/7.

My only concern is how they will decide when they rotate it. I wonder if all apartments - on same floors that are same size - will come with exact price tag.
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