by Aatif Sulleyman, The Independent, February 17, 2017
The world’s first rotating skyscraper is set to be built in Dubai by 2020.
The Dynamic Tower Hotel has been planned since 2008, having been proposed by Israeli-Italian architect David Fisher.
It will stand at 1,375 feet tall, with each of its 80 storeys capable of rotating individually around a concrete core, offering 360-degree views of Dubai.
Residents will be able to control rotation speeds and stop their apartment from spinning with voice commands.
The skyscraper is expected to be completely self-powered, reportedly featuring as many as 79 horizontal-lying wind turbines between floors, as well as roof-mounted solar panels.
“Indeed, it will no longer be a 'hotel' but a new product in line with today's life,” reads a post on Dynamic Architecture’s website. “How many stars? This 'hotel' will be beyond stars.
“This dynamic experience will offer exclusive services, luxurious accommodation and facilities for the traveller with the most cutting-edge technologies, whether for business or leisure.”
Unsurprisingly, the units will not come cheap, with each apartment costing $30 million, according to Mashable. The building itself is expected to cost over £350 million.
Fisher, meanwhile, has planned similar buildings in London, Paris, New York and Moscow.
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