Boston, Massachusetts (WiredPRNews.com) — Modern technology is in a constant state of evolution making cars faster, computers more human-like and buildings that make towers look like huts. Architects are cashing in on the advances of modern technology and applying it to skyscrapers that are now more environmentally sounds and capable of far more than the typical building.
CNN reported that architects have unveiled a project to construct a shape-shifting skyscraper in Dubai which will be a staggering 1,378 feet high. David Fisher, an architect based in New York, said that the Dynamic Tower will be 80 stories and will be the first moving building in the world to be constructed of prefabricated units. Each floor of the building will rotate independently as they will be powered by wind turbines which will be fitted between every floor. According to the website of the Dynamic Group, the project will be accomplished by 2010.
Fisher also said that they are planning to make a second similar building in Moscow and a third one in New York. He said that public officials and developers in Europe, South Korea and Canada have also expressed their interest in such projects. Some have also expressed disbelief as Fisher has not built such an impressive building before, but he says that he has entered a joint collaboration with some of the most reputed engineers and architects from India and United Kingdom.
Although Fisher has received a license of development in Dubai, he has not yet disclosed the location of the edifice. The office of the Mayor of Moscow said that their officials are looking after the project and the location of the building has not been decided yet.
As compared to the age old brick method of constructing buildings, the techniques of prefabricated construction will be more environmentally-friendly and faster. Fisher says that each story of the building will be built within a limited time period of seven days. Eighty technicians on-site for construction and six hundred workers for on-site assembling will be required to construct the tower in comparison to two thousand workers which were needed to construct a normal brick building on a similar scale.
Wired Technology Reporter