The future of London’s architecture is not short of ambitious projects. In the works already are the Shard, the Boomerang Tower, the Pinnacle and Alain de Botton’s proposed “Temple for Atheists”, but a building announced this week trumps them all in terms of eye-candy.
News comes to us (via Construction Digital) of a new 80-floor skyscraper (8 more than the Shard) which incorporates a unique feature, namely independently-rotating floors. Actually, it’s not that new. The project was initially planned for Dubai — admittedly, not a place short of a ridiculous building or two — but is now being touted for London.
Whether anything will happen is dubious, to say the least. Originally called “The Dynamic Tower“, the concept was first announced in 2008 with a stated completion date of last year. And architect David Fisher admits to having limited credentials.
Indeed, no details are given about an intended building site, planning permissions, funding, or potential tenants, and we suspect the notion is more spin than twist.
Below is the official video envisioning this latest addition to the London skyline.
PS, We checked the calendar and April Fool’s Day is still some way off.