Dept. of Lazy Susan

Dept. of Lazy Susan

Oliver
Jul 5, 2005

Another reason to move promptly to Brazil. Thanks to Todd Jatras at Wired for pointing out what is apparently the world's only rotating skyskraper. Get this: 11 floors, eleven 3,000 square foot condos, and each condo spins independently 360 degrees. Fast or slow, clockwise or counterclockwise. We're really not sure about the feng shui on this one, and worry about families bickering over the remote as it were, not to mention the possibly traumatic implications for late night trips to the bathroom. But it's refreshing to see such a willingness to take risks, such playfulness, such grand engineering style. (Dare we pray that The Donald would be so inspired before our West Side has been further wounded?) Ahem, anyway, the real story here may be the lovely Brazilian city of Curitiba, where urban planners go to samba. OHR
Photo: Nelson Kon

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