By definition from Merriam- Webster, the antithesis is “the exact opposite of something or someone”. The antipasto is “any of various typically Italian hors d’oeuvres; also : a plate of these served especially as the first course of a meal.”
Now, anti- tower? That’s what architects behind architecture and design breakthrough Tower Infinity like to call their babies. Why anti- tower? Because while all those Burj Khalifas, Shanghai Towers, Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotels and Taipei 101s were built to impress and show the world how big, bad and awesome they were, Tower Infinity wants to be invisible. Still awesome, but invisible.
That’s the reason its creators coined the term “anti- tower”. Unlike these other tall buildings, Tower Infinity wouldn’t be visible towering over the rest of the city where it stood, which by the way is Seoul, South Korea. Instead, its developers will be making the most of LEDs and optical cameras to give the tower a reflective skin.
So futuristic will Tower Infinity be that even it’s insides will be providing an interactive environment for its visitors. Images from the tallest observation decks will be flashed on the inside walls to inspire visitors to visit these places as well. Inhabitat.com also adds that “the observation tower will largely be used for entertainment purposes – it will feature observation decks, wedding venues, a theater, a roller coaster, lots of restaurants, a water park, and a variety of landscaped gardens in the surrounding area.”
Now this is all good now that it’s happening. Seoul’s become quite a tourist destination the recent years. Whether it’s because of the nurtured interest in KPo or things Korean could be speculated. And the rise of Infinity Tower will definitely improve the city’s case. But a few months back, Tower Infinity has been just a plan dubbed the Dream Tower that’s part of the Dream Hub. It was almost even scrapped. Now, it has begun to rise.
The problem is, it’s so tall, hopefully no plane crash into it.