Monday, June 30, 2008

Twisting skyscraper is a fake

Last week, the BBC published this article about an amazing rotating skyscraper that was to be built in Dubai.

It looks like BBC got hosed, as the “architect” has no training nor credentials whatsoever in architecture! This article exposes Mr. Fisher having puffed his credentials:

“In a biography he had been distributing for months, he said...he received an honorary doctorate from "The Prodeo Institute at Columbia University in New York."

No such institution exists, however, and Columbia said it had never awarded Fisher an honorary degree.”

He even did a slick computer animation:

It's too bad it's a fake. . . .