Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Paging Mark Thornton: The World's First 'Invisible' Skyscraper Planned for South Korea

Troy Christensen emails:

Per Mark Thornton's work on Skyscrapers and Business Cycles, I found this tidbit of news from South Korea interesting.

FOX News reports:
Architects in South Korea are going to need one big invisibility cloak. Seoul will soon add a 1,476-foot tower to its skyline, you just may not be able to see it.
The international architectural firm GDS Architect received the green light to begin building the "world's first invisible tower."
The glass-encased Tower Infinity will use cameras to snap real-time pictures of the area directly behind the building and project them back onto the building's reflective surface. This will create the illusion that viewers are looking straight through the building.
"We are pleased that Tower Infinity will boast the third highest observation deck in the world and will become the world’s first 'invisible tower' through the use of a sophisticated LED facade system with optical cameras," Director at GDS Michael Collins said.


  1. What possibly could go wrong?

    1. Well now, let's see. Airplanes could hit it and it would just, like, dissappear in a cloud of dust - and leave an invisible collapsed building where a hundred stories of pancaked concrete should be. Wouldn't that be something?

      No wait, that's already been done...

  2. Won't the effect only work if you're standing in just the right spot? Seems rather silly (And possibly dangerous for low flying aircraft).