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New DUBAI Tower Clocks the Sun
Posted By Juli Novotny On December 17, 2006 @ 10:22 am In G Living | No Comments
Wow, I couldn’t resist sharing this great post from inhabitat with everybody here at gliving.
“What is it,” you might be wondering?
It’s a new a 200-unit solar powered apartment tower – that will rotate!
“The latest spire to be added to the desert landscape of Dubai will be the Time Residences building in the City of Arabia…The complex will turn a full 360 degrees over the course of a week, utilizing stored solar energy to power the turning mechanisms.
“Sitting on a high-tech bearing system, the 80,000 ton building will rotate using solar power that will be stored and distributed from a power plant in the base of the building. In addition to the 5mm/second rotation, it will also feature a timepiece down its length, allowing onlookers to gauge the hour by studying the constantly-changing faÃ§ade features.
“The $109 million dollar project is expected to start in June 2007.”
Perhaps a bit conspicuous but but at least it’s done in an environmentally responsible way?
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