The world's first moving building, a 80-storey tower with revolving floors giving an shifting shape, will be built in Dubai, its architect says.
The Dynamic Tower design is made up of 80 pre-fabricated apartments which will spin independently of one another.
"It's the first building that rotates, moves, and changes shape," said architect David Fisher, who is Italian, at a news conference in New York.
"This building never looks the same, not once in a lifetime," he added...
There's a computer animation of the still-conceptual building at the link.
Train: containers: Take another look at the Singapore train plan, a very intelligent concept -- the train doesn't stop, the people go up to a car atop the train that will slide to a stop at their station. The car detaches and coasts to its berth on its own level as the train continues on below.
If you snooze, they really can't wait for you to get up top to your container. (It's container shipping at root.)
I blogged this briefly Monday, but the idea grows on me.
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