Four Proposed Miami Developments Even Crazier Than City Square
|No, this is not Saruman's evil lair -- it's the tallest building in the world, proposed for Jungle Island.|
Don't forget this is a town that thrived because of Henry Flagler's certifiably lunatic plan to build a railroad all the way through the Florida Keys. Loco land barons are our lifeblood. Click through for four real proposals so whacked-out that even we have rejected them (so far, at least):
It's the world's tallest building -- putting Dubai's Burj to shame -- and it rises from the ashes of Jungle Island. Backer Guillermo Socarras still has a flashy website and claims to be lining up donors for Miapolis, but this one seems to have as much chance of materializing as a Kendrick Meek comeback.
|courtesy David Fisher|
That's just what Italian architect David Fisher proposed in 2008 with his Dynamic Tower, a stack of 20,000-square-foot condos hung from a central column and constantly rotated by wind-powered turbines. If this thing can also morph into a combo Pizza Hut/Taco Bell, it might actually get some customers.