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Moving skyscrapers to be built in Moscow, Dubai

25 Jun 2008

The cities of Moscow and Dubai will soon boast some new state-of-the-art attractions – the world's first moving buildings.

Architect Dr David Fisher announced the launch of the Dynamic Tower concept in New York this week.

The Dubai building, which is set to be complete in 2010, will comprise 80 floors and be 420 metres tall, while the Dynamic Tower in Moscow is currently in the advanced design phase.

Dr Fisher revealed that Dynamic Architecture, the company behind the idea for the unique structures, plans to build its third moving skyscraper in New York.

He added: 'Additional Dynamic Towers will be built around the world, following an expression of interest from developers, governments and public officials to construct a Dynamic Tower in Canada, Germany, Italy, Korea and Switzerland.'

Each floor of the Dynamic Tower skyscrapers will rotate independently, meaning that the building can constantly change shape and appearance.

The structures will also be environmentally friendly, with a wind turbine between each floor reportedly making the towers the first buildings to be entirely self-powered.

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