World’s First Invisible Tower Gets The Go-Ahead

Having spent an exorbitant amount of energy bemoaning the rise of vanity projects and novelty skyscrapers in recent weeks, a new tower set to rise on the outskirts of Seoul brings with it the tantalizing possibility of critical respite.

GDS Architects has proclaimed its Tower Infinity an “Anti-Landmark.” At first glance, however, this glacial spire appears to bear the same obnoxious, formalistic hallmarks of conceited icons elsewhere—I’m looking at you, Citylife Milano.

But all is not what it seems. With the aid of a cunning web of cameras and projections, this skyscraper can, at the flick of a switch, disappear into the night sky! A magical piece of technological ingenuity, or a cynical new branch of architectural exhibitionism? Only one thing is certain: this Houdini act sends a mixed message about the true motives of its developers…

via World’s First Invisible Tower Gets The Go-Ahead.

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