Korea Home to World’s First Invisible Skyscraper

Korea Home to World's First Invisible Skyscraper
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Korea’s Tower Infinity will soon be the home of the world’s first invisible skyscraper. Architects of the planned 1,476-foot tower have just been granted the construction permit by the Korean government and backed by Korea Land & Housing Corporation. The tower will be built near Incheon International Airport, Seoul, South Korea.

Tower Infinity will be used primarily for luxury and entertainment purposes. It will have a water park, landscaped gardens, restaurants, 4D theaters, and more. The tower will have the third-highest observation deck in the world. The floor plan is open so you can peer down multiple floors, which can be used as observation deck and landscape gardens.  The projection of the building will be used for advertising and broadcasting special events.

Image Credit: Business Insider
Image Credit: Business Insider

GDS architects will use an LED façade system to make the tower appear invisible, but it will have optical cameras to monitor what is behind the building. The reflective skin will give the illusion that the tower is blending in with the skyline.

GDS is currently involved in large-scale prestigious high-rise like the 73-storey Minam Park in Busan, Korea, and the 2.2 million square foot Polo Square lauded as a single largest development in Coachella Valley, among other. They integrate their sensible planning and design principles with natural, historical, and cultural.

“Instead of symbolizing prominence as another of the world’s tallest and best towers, our solution aims to provide the World’s first invisible tower showcasing innovative Korean technology while encouraging a more Global narrative in the process,” Charles Wee, AIA, GDS Design Principal said in the press release. “We look forward to providing Korea and the world with a completely new model for what it means to be an observation tower.”

Tower Infinity is expected to be the World’s sixth highest towers behind Guangzhou’s CantonTower, Tokyo SkyTree, Moscow’s Ostankino Tower, Toronto’s CN Tower, and Shanghai’s Oriental Pearl when completed.

Written by: Janet Grace Ortigas

Source: CNN