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Can the sound of a voice move a skyscraper?

Source image: Dynamic Architecture

Yesterday, one of my colleagues, forwarded a news item on BBC news. Although it has not much to do with acoustics, it is worth mentioning.
Italian architect David Fisher designed the world’s first moving building, an 80-storey tower with revolving floors giving a shifting shape. The 420-metre (1,378-foot) building’s apartments would spin a full 360 degrees, at voice command, around a central column by means of 79 giant power-generating wind turbines located between each floor.

Click here to see the animation about the first building that rotates, moves, and changes shape

I call these buildings designed by time, shaped by life,” said the Florence-based architect, who has never built a sky-scraper before.
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