While most of the world’s tallest buildings were designed to stand out from their respective skylines, GDS Architects’ Tower Infinity aims to be the first ever “invisible” tower.
Of course, since the power of invisibility is something that has not yet been realized (get on it, science!), the feat will be achieved with a high-tech camouflaging system.
“Cameras will be placed at three different heights on six different sides of the building to capture real-time images of the surroundings; three other sections, each filled with 500 rows of LED screens, will project the individual digital images,” CNN explains, adding that the images will be scaled, rotated and merged to create a panoramic image.
“In essence, whatever is going on behind the building will be projected onto the front of the building,” the article continues.
Tower Infinity will be built just outside of Seoul in South Korean and will serve primarily as a place for leisure activities, boasting observation decks, a movie theater, roller coaster, waterpark and numerous restaurants.
When it’s completed in 2014, the 1,476-foot (450 meter) structure will be the sixth tallest tower in the world and boast the third highest observation deck.
Photos: GDS Architects