Sails Of Steel And Glass Cut Through Future Cities

The Jewish community in Poland wants to build a sail-shaped skyscraper like this one, from Japan. The planned building will tower over the old Warsaw ghetto as a monument to green self-sufficiency. The skyscraper (artist renderings in gallery after the jump) would use its voluptuous curves to generate enough wind power to keep the building running. It's also part of a trend in skyscrapers: some of the most futuristic buildings in the world are sail-shaped, with curved surfaces and a sharp peak. More cool sail-shaped buildings after the jump — some planned, some that already exist.

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Sails Of Steel And Glass Cut Through Future Cities

Sails Of Steel And Glass Cut Through Future Cities

Sails Of Steel And Glass Cut Through Future Cities

Sails Of Steel And Glass Cut Through Future Cities

Sails Of Steel And Glass Cut Through Future Cities

Sails Of Steel And Glass Cut Through Future Cities