Superpowered skyscrapers seem to be all the rage these days. London has one that can melt cars, and now South Korea is planning to build one with the power of invisibility.
Nost architects want everybody to see their buildings. But in South Korea, designers are working to achieve exactly the opposite: an invisible skyscraper.
At 1,476 feet tall, the Tower Infinity will rise out of the ground near the Incheon International Airport just outside of Seoul. And it will be invisible. To disappear into the background, the tower will be equipped with a system of optical cameras that projects what’s behind the building onto its glass sides. Karla Cripps at CNN has more details:
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.
Through digital processing, images will be scaled, rotated and merged to create a seamless panoramic image that appears on the LED rows to create the illusion of invisibility. - See more at: Factweek