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20 december 2006

Rotation i Dubai

Ett roterande 30-våningars bostadstorn ligger i härnäst i pipelinen i de skenbara underverkens Dubai. Byggnaden skall rotera med 5mm i periferihastighet per sekund, vilket ger en rotation på 360 grader över en sjudagarsperiod. Unikt är att rotationen skall drivas helt med solenergi.

Dubai Property Rings talesman säger:
"We didn't want to build just another building or tower, we wanted to create something unique - a precious place to live - a genuine contender to be one of the great buildings in the world,"
Ja, det är lite det Dubai går ut på.

Men efter Dubai väntar en ännu storslagnare plan för investeringsbolaget UK Property Group som står bakom Dubai Property Ring. Planen är att uppföra ytterligare 23 likadana roterande ton, ett i varje tidszon.

Tornet har ritats av brittiska kontoret, Glenn Howells Architects och Palmer & Turner, som gjort stadsplanen för City of Arabia i Dubai. Ansvarig ingenjör är Nick Cooper, på Bennett Associates, det brittiska kontor som designade borrmaskinen som borrade kanaltunneln under Engelska Kanalen.

(Via Gulfnews)

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Dubai properties and real estate
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