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    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2008
     (1870.1)


    Where to start:

    This building - which is about to start construction in Dubai with three other versions to follow in other cities around the world - alternates wind turbines and luxury apartments.

    Each of the apartments can be made to rotate to change the view. The power for this and all the other building's power needs will come from the building-integrated wind turbines. There will be enough surplus power to supply thousands of homes.

    The way the building is being built is just as strange. They're building the concrete spire then they're building each floor at ground level before hauling it up the spire and affixing it in place. So the number of people who have to work at altitude is greatly reduced as they can be working on the floors (including electricals and fit-out) before they're lifted into place. Plus they claim they came save a third of the construction time.

    Freaky.
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    Yeah, I posted about this one over here. Should be pretty amazing to watch in action once it's finished.