Most skyscraper architects want to build towers that are conspicuous signatures of a city's skyline. However, GDS Architects are taking a different approach. The international architectural firm is hoping to make their mark by building "the world's first invisible tower."
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Now that a construction permit has been granted, work can begin on The Tower Infinity, which will be located near the Incheon Airport outside of Seoul, South Korea. Once completed, the tower will top out at 1,476 feet.
Also known as the City Tower, the building's optical illusion will be made possible by a high-tech LED facade that includes projectors and 18 weatherproof cameras strategically placed on the external surface. The cameras will capture real-time photos of the area directly behind the tower. Those images will then be digitally stitched into a panorama and projected back onto the building's surface. At certain times of the day, viewers will get the feeling of looking through the building to the other side.