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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Italian Architect Poised To Build 80-Story Tower With Revolving Floors Powered By Wind Turbines

It looks like Dubai will get yet another amazing feat of construction if David Fisher has his way. The Italian architect recently announced "the launch of a revolutionary skyscraper in Dubai dubbed as the 'world's first building in motion,' an 80-story tower with revolving floors that give it an ever-shifting shape." Fisher and his backers plan to offer apartments ranging from 1,330 square feet (at about $4 million) to a 12,900-square-foot villa (for almost $39 million,) as reported by a CBS affiliate. Although Fisher "is not well known, has never built a skyscraper before and hasn't practiced architecture regularly in decades," he plans to design similar buildings for New York and Moscow. Some of Fisher's credentials have recently been called into question, as well. See the Chronicle of Higher Education's blog, Buildings and Grounds. Images of the planned skyscraper may be viewed at wcbstv.com. (This entry published by Liz Riley, a member of Womble Carlyle's real estate development and construction law practice groups.)

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