University of Applied Arts, Architecture graduate Stephan Sobl in Vienna has proposed an upside-down skyscraper to hang over the Colorado River in Nevada, right beside the Hoover Dam. The structure would be composed entirely of lightweight carbon-fibre which would be suspended from a concrete cantilever and supported by a spiralling metal shell. The upside tower would house a casino, a hotel, a boxing ring and a concert hall. It’s location near the dam and the bypass bridge would allow it to be accessible to both cars and pedestrians from the adjoining road. The unique tower is divided into 3 parts
• A heavy concrete structure
• A lighter hanging tower
• A metal shell
The tower is designed after a thorough simulation to test its effectiveness and extend on gravity and thereby the structural logic and the stings are rotated clockwise and counterclockwise.
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