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    Jun 24, 2008 7:58 pm US/Eastern

    Italian Architect Poised To Build 80-Story Tower With Revolving Floors Powered By Wind Turbines

    Plan In Place To Put Up Similar Buildings In Moscow, NYC
    NEW YORK (CBS) -- You have to see this to believe it.

    Italian architect Dr. David Fisher announced on Tuesday the launch of a revolutionary skyscraper in Dubai dubbed as the "world's first building in motion," an 80-story tower with revolving floors that give it an ever-shifting shape.

    The spinning floors, hung like rings around an immobile cement core, would offer residents a constantly changing view of the Persian Gulf and the Dubai's futuristic skyline.

    At a news conference in New York, Rotating Tower Dubai Development Ltd headed by the Dynamic Group, revealed the design and floor plans of the rotating building.

    The one planned for Dubai will rise 1,380 feet into the air. Sales of individual apartments will begin in September, with asking prices of around $3,000 per square foot. The smallest, at 1,330 square feet, would cost about $4 million and the largest, a 12,900-square-foot villa, $38.7 million.


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    Dubai is pretty badass with their building projects, but the name of this tower is just plain dull. "Rotating Tower?"
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    Arabic translation - much more exotic.;)
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    I saw this, looks kinda cool. I like variety, so I'd probably love to live in a place like this. I don't think the movement would bother me - the best part about going on a cruise was the feel of the ship moving beneath my feet :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
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    Arabic translation - much more exotic.;)
    Except they speak Arabic in Dubai, where this translates as "rotating tower." Still not very creative.
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