Dubai’s towering and record-breaking skyline could be about to change once more if plans for the world’s first rotating tower finally come to fruition.
Dynamic Tower will be a rotating skyscraper measuring 80 stories high and rotating a full 360 degrees every 90 minutes with floors moving individually.
Watch a video of what the building will be like here.
The idea was originally mooted in 2008 but was put on hold as the financial crisis shocked the emirate’s property market.
If successful, the project will be the first real estate development in the world where apartments are not categorised by their differing views.
Surprisingly, the man behind the idea, David Fisher, has never before built a skyscraper, yet he is planning similar towers for Moscow, Paris, London and New York.
“I did not design skyscrapers, but I feel ready to do so,” Fisher, founder and chairman of Dynamic Architecture Group, said in an interview with Associated Press. “You can build anything.”
Powering the building’s constant turning will be several wind turbines on the roof, generating electricity for the structure’s movement as well as for its residents.
Penthouse occupants will be able to park their cars in their apartments, thanks to specially designed lifts.
A UK newspaper has estimated the tower will cost $541 million to build, although official details including cost, location and completion date are yet to be confirmed.