29 April, 2007

How many revolving towers are planned for Dubai?

Planned, whatever. According to www.homesgofast.com,
Three ambitious new building projects have been announced in Dubai all of which will feature rotation in the design. This new concept features rotation either of the whole towers or of certain floors within.

Such technology however exists since 2001 in Brazil. The 15 storey Suite-Vollard in Curitiba, Brazil has 11 apartments that turn independently at 360 degrees an hour. ...

The first of the three projects in Dubai is the High Rise Real Estate’s ‘Rotating City’. This development has towers and villas. The villas will rotate completely with the help of a certain mechanism. These will be lifted up to six metres in height and then turn around. In another fifteen storey tower within this city, five floors will be designed to rotate as well. Vehicle owners will also have it easy with the vehicles being transported up as well.

The second project located in the ambitious Dubailand is the Times Residences. This project is headed by the Dubai Property Ring and consists of 24 towers and expected to be ready by 2009-2010. The first tower will rotate on a 24 hours cycle. The remaining 23 towers will follow the different time zones across the world. Solar energy will power this technology.

The third project is the Da Vinci Tower which will rotate as well as change shape in the process.
It's all here. Credulous? I cut&paste, you decide.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Like everything else that is heralded as a groundbreaking 'visionary' first in Dubai, this has been done over and over again elsewhere. I can understand the relevance in Brazil - you actually get great views from your apartment as it turns. Here, you'll have the choice of looking into the haze over SZR, or the haze over the desert.

And there are how many rotating restaurants in the world? Even at the Hyatt Galleria they already have a revolving restaurant.

Desperate attention seeking wanking this is, no more.

Anonymous said...

Suite Vollard in Curitiba:

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=136410

so much for the views....

Dani said...

I read about a proposed 68 storey rotating tower in Dubai before here. The link includes a video of what the tower would be like... kinda amazing if ever it will be built. Hmm.. I wonder how do they fix the plumbing system in them rotating towers.

John B. Chilton said...

dani,

Here's a view of one way the plumbing problem can be solved.

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=182727

Dubai Property said...

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tie-ups with top recruitment firms in India, Jordan and Turkey and work visas would be approved in 24 hours. Employees will not be allowed to shift jobs within a year of joining a company.

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