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Published on September 24, 2008
Many believe that if you can think it and picture it in your mind, you can build it. Italian architect David Fisher is employing that philosophy with his plan for the world’s first moving skyscraper. Although Fisher hasn’t ever built a skyscraper, and there’re some discrepancies with his professional background, he’s pressing on with his swirling skyscraper. (video after the jump)
It’s the “first building that is dynamic,” Fisher said in June of the 80-story skyscraper that’s slated to have revolving floors that can be rearranged any time. This way, it will be able to constantly provide a different view of the Persian Gulf and its changeable skyline.
Set for construction at an undisclosed location in Dubai this fall, the building will be entirely self-powered and will function like a generator with turbines installed between each floor to utilize the wind that all too often works against traditional skyscrapers.
As far as construction goes, Fisher has said that its parts will be prefabbed in an Italian factory and then shipped to the site, which should breaks its construction cost to approximately $700 million. The finished product will go for $3,000 sq/ft and range from $1 million to nearly $39 million. The perks of owning a penthouse? Lifts will allow you to park your car right inside your digs.