Gallery: Solar Powered Supertower to Eclipse the Burj Dubai?

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Even though the 2,600 ft tall, 126 story Burj Dubai is still under construction, a fierce race is already brewing to construct the world’s next tallest building. Recently Santa Monica building designer Tommy Landau threw his hat into the ring by proposing a super-tall 224 story skyscraper to be located in Abu Dhabi. While the building is years away from being built, Landau is convinced that by that time technology will be advanced enough to coat the building in solar cells and power it completely with the sun. Very apropos given the tower’s desert location!

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  1. clairseach September 17, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Oops, this is the link I meant for the Dubai City Tower:
    http://www.realtyna.com/dubai_real_estate/dubai-city-tower.html

  2. clairseach September 17, 2009 at 11:57 am

    This is my favourite over-the-top Dubai supertower. 2.4 km tall, 400 stories, and the counter helical design almost looks plausible but how do you clean the windows?
    http://www.realtyna.com/dubai_real_estate/dubai-future-projects.html

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