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Forum topic by Jim Jakosh posted 06-12-2013 06:18 PM 949 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Jakosh

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06-12-2013 06:18 PM

Just when you thought you’ve seen everything. Take a look at this building with rotating floors!!

Cheers…............Jim

http://www.flixxy.com/dubai-dynamic-architecture.htm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!


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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 06-12-2013 07:16 PM

Awesome!

How are the Water, Sewer, and Electricity connected?
(is it really reliable?)

Isn’t it still just on paper or in Computer form at this point?

Sure would like to see how it’s built… That main Core is the Key to it all, by the looks of it…

Very interesting!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#2 posted 06-12-2013 07:20 PM

Screwy idea! Thanks Jim.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 06-12-2013 07:42 PM

OK! OK! Jim, hold the phone! I couldn’t watch the video for more than two minutes. I wasn’t even in the building and I was already getting dizzy. If I ever see one of those buildings in real life I want to know how tall it is so that I can figure out how far I need to go out of my way in order to give it more than a wide enough clearance so that it doesn’t fall on my pickup truck while passing through town.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 06-12-2013 07:48 PM

Hey, Joe! When the bearings go out on the bottom floor maybe you can be lucky enough to get to go change them out. You’ll probably get a belly full on how they are built. ;-|

I think we all should write a letter to Murphy and make sure he is aware of these plans. He might can talk some sense into ‘em. ;-|

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 06-12-2013 09:24 PM

Really cool Jim, maybe it could be your next turning project.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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nomercadies

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#6 posted 06-13-2013 03:06 AM

If I have the most money, can I have the joystick so I get the view I want at the time of day I want?

If I get caught in the elevator door it is good to know I can be not just sliced like in a regular elevator, but diced as well from the sideways movement.

The garbage disposal could just be dumped through the floor so the windmill blades can fling it out into the air like a hippo’s tail.

In case of fire, use stairs? Maybe parachute down the center tube.

I left the dog in the car tower/parking garage next door. I can see her every third hour when our windows line up. Would you run down and get her the next time the room faces north and we can access the elevator?

We’ve had almost no wind for several days, can you guys use the emergency ropes and repel down to our apartment and help us turn the hand crank?

More moving parts usually means much less trouble than fewer moving parts. That’s why hardware stores sell so many more walls than they do hinges.

Maybe the windmills can develop enough energy to power shelters for the millions of people that have nothing.

This is much better than that old school idea of a wrap-around porch.

I hope the buildings have good enough design features to be able to handle the runoff from all this dripping sarcasm.

There … I feel better.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 06-13-2013 11:49 AM

Those people have too much of our OIL MONEY!

You all raised some good practical question. I like Joe’s about the sewer and water and electricity. What if your sewer line got sheared off during the spin??.........poor guys on the floor below!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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nomercadies

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#8 posted 06-13-2013 01:35 PM

One more thing. If a person or group rents or owns an entire floor, they can have windows all around. There would be no need for a revolving floor. If a person or group only owns one side of a floor, which person or group decides which way the floor faces at what time? Apartment with joystick = five million. Apartment without joystick = vacant.

Silly humans.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Bluepine38

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#9 posted 06-13-2013 02:17 PM

The space needle in Seattle with a restaurant that rotates probably has all the answers about power, sewer
and water addressed. Those items would probably be accessed only in the core of the building, which would
have to be fairly large anyway, but with wind turbines located between each of the floors, you would not have
to worry about noisy people upstairs from you. Do not think I would want to be the construction super on
this job, may be on the second one.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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nomercadies

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#10 posted 06-13-2013 03:57 PM

The Renaissance Center in Detroit had a rotating restaurant, but only the outer rim rotated so the waitstaff had to negotiate stepping to and from the steady part and the moving part. You could look out and see the blue sky reflected from the surface of the brown river and beautiful Canada, then rotate to see the rubble of Detroit itself. There was no plumbing or electricity on the rotating seating area. It was kind of like a Merry-Go-Round when facing Canada and more like a reality check when not. If only the outer shell rotates and most of the living area is fairly standard pre-fab then you have a very fancy modular home that you never take the wheels from under. That’s funny … stacked trailer park. You know, I’ve changed my mind. I think it completely doable. Now I picture a parade of Airstream trailers on each floor following each other until someone hits the stop button because they have to use an inside door to go to the potty in the inner tube.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 06-15-2013 06:30 AM

Was in Dubai last year. the opulence is almost unbelievable, all built from nothing in a very short time.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 06-15-2013 11:49 AM

I agree. I have never see so much so fast!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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poopiekat

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#13 posted 06-15-2013 02:53 PM

Anyone have a horror story about labor practices in the region?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 06-15-2013 07:00 PM

... and they forgot to provide for any sewage treatment / handling… as a result, the crap has to be continually hauled away by trucks… trucks are lined up for miles to get a load of the stuff…

I guess their architect just forgot about it… DUH…

I saw a news bulletin on it… sorry, I don’t have it anymore… It looked real & true to me…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 06-15-2013 07:12 PM

That would be a “crappy’ contract to have!!!!!!!!!!! But it would be job security!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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