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    Cyburbian nerudite's avatar
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    Revolving Apartment Building

    Leave it to Curitiba, Brazil to pioneer yet another interesting design concept. I think it's kind of neat, but I wonder how much energy it takes to spin the floors!

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    That is cool. It is amazing that each floor turns independently. WOW that would take a lot of energy and engineering.

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    wow my mind is having a hard time turning its self around this one (hehe)

    Id love to know more.
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    Do you think this type of thing would be given the green light in America?

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    Quote Originally posted by Planizzlator
    Do you think this type of thing would be given the green light in America?
    For the right price, of course

    One of our [cheesy] downtown hotels has a revolving restaurant on the penthouse level, so why not XX floors of revolving penthouses for the right price.

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    I want one!

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    From article:
    At low speed, each floor takes an hour to revolve.
    I would think that is still pretty fast to be comfortable and not disorienting.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    I would think that is still pretty fast to be comfortable and not disorienting.

    That makes me wonder about the folks in my former town, who have to have the beds facing East.....
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    I would think that is still pretty fast to be comfortable and not disorienting.
    Doing the math... you have that the perimeter of the apartment is around 100 ft, and if it takes an hour to do a full circle, it's rotating at 0.02 ft/s; and I believe that's not that fast....around 0.008 m/s
    But I could be wrong.
    Anyways, it's a cool idea, unless you can't stop it from spinning

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