9/25/2013

Seoul's Invisible Tower


Designers of Seoul's Tower Infinity set out to achieve architectural magic by attempting major high-tech illusion, making a skyscraper disappear.

The developers behind the project recently received construction permits to break ground.  Designed by California-based GDS Architects, the observation tower will climb 1,476 feet into the sky, forming a new contemporary gateway to the city.  The tower is outfitted with a battery of digital cameras and LED screens that will help it pull off an astonishing vanishing act.


For the architects, "Instead of symbolizing prominence as another of the world's tallest and best towers," they explain, "our solution aims to provide the world's first invisible tower, showcasing innovative Korean technology while encouraging a more global narrative in the process."

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