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World’s First Invisible Skyscraper Planned in South Korea
A new skyscraper will soon be a part of the skyline in Seoul, South Korea — but you may not be able to see it. Architects behind the world’s first invisible skyscraper were granted a permit to begin construction on the 1,476-foot building, dubbed Tower Infinity, according to a press release.
The building will use an LED facade and cameras on the back to project the surroundings behind the building onto its front. When turned on, the system will make the outlines of the tower indiscernible. The projections can also broadcast special events or advertisements onto the building.
Even when the projections are turned off, the skyscraper has some built-in transparency. It will be constructed using a great deal of clear glass and has an open floor plan so visitors can look down multiple levels.
The Tower Infinity will primarily be used for entertainment and leisure, according to the press release from U.S.-based GDS Architects. The skyscraper is set to include a water park, movie theaters and restaurants. The tower’s observation deck will be the third highest in the world, and is planned to go up right outside Seoul’s Incheon International Airport.
The project does not have a scheduled completion date.
Wow, seems like such a cool idea!
But I hear that the it’s only going to be ‘invisible’ at some angles but judging from the pictures – I still think it’s awesome!~