Heads Up! South Korea's Building the World's First Invisible Skyscraper
Incheon International Airport, Korea
The world’s second tallest observation deck is going to be built in South Korea, but if all goes according to plan, no one will ever see it.
Well, sorta! Dubbed Tower Infinity, it will stand just under 1,500-feet tall and use a series of LED lights and cameras to create “a reflexive skin” that will allow it to “disappear” into the sky and surroundings. That’s right, the world's first invisible skyscraper.
Other than the cloak, our favorite feature is the elevator, where the walls will display “actual views at their corresponding heights from significant observation towers and buildings around the world.” So, for example, when the elevator passes 1,000 feet, it might show the view from the Empire State Building.
The Tower will also showcase the world’s second tallest observation deck at 1,300 feet above the ground (the tallest is the Canton Tower in Guangdong, China, 1,600 ft) as well as sport all sorts of other goodies, including a roller coaster, water park, and restaurants.
When this project was first announced, many wondered why an invisible tower was being built so close to an airport. For those who are curious, Forbes recently explained how the "invisibility" will only be apparent from certain vantage points, thus eliminating the risk of plane (or bird) collisions.
Sounds awesome, and we'll be sure to keep an eye on the construction process. Want to indulge in some invisibility in the meantime? Check out this hotel room in Sweden!
[Photo: GDS Architects]