Many man-made wonders exist in Dubai: the world’s largest biggest shopping mall, largest man-made island, and tallest building, to name a few.
Now, thanks to David Fisher of Dynamic Architecture, Dubai may soon be home to the world's first rotating prefabricated skyscraper.
Mr. Fisher’s goal is to create a 1,273-foot, 80-story tower with floors capable of rotating 360 degrees in both directions. He explained that the origin for the idea was the Olympic Tower in New York, a rotating tower that continuously changed shape.
Recalling his visit to the tower a decade ago, he noticed that from one spot, occupants could see the East River and the Hudson River on both sides of the city. He wondered why the entire floor could not be rotated, allowing people to see Saint Patrick's Cathedral as well as both rivers.
Mr. Fisher proposed the concept in 2008, but the idea never took flight Now he hopes that the Dynamic Tower, as the prefabricated skyscraper would be called, will be reaching for the Dubai skyline by 2020. Even in a city populated by high-rises, it would be one of the tallest buildings in Dubai.