A Skyscraper Shaped Like Beyonce Is Rising In Australia
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s figure is being immortalized in a skyscraper in Australia. A 78-storey tower is currently being built at 134 Spencer Street in Melbourne inspired by the singer’s “Ghost” video where she dances while covered head-to-toe in elastic.
The skyscraper was designed by Australian architecture firm Elenberg Fraser. The curvy structure will have 68 storeys and will contain 660 apartments, as well as a hotel. “Much like Yoncé herself, this building will do it all,” Mashable says.
Lest Beyoncé fans get confused, the shapely skyscraper will not be named after the pop cultural icon. Instead, it will be called The Premiere Tower.
“For those more on the art than science side, we will reveal that the form does pay homage to something more aesthetic,” the architectural firm said in a statement. “We’re going to trust you’ve seen the music video for Beyoncé’s ‘Ghost.’”
The firm described the project on its website as “the culmination” of significant research into how to best work with individual site and climatic constraints, brought together using new parametric modeling techniques. “The complex form — a vertical cantilever — is actually the most effective way to redistribute the building’s mass, giving the best results in terms of structural dispersion, frequency oscillation and wind requirements. Art and science? You betcha.”
The firm didn’t announce when the uber-sexy skyscraper will be completed.
In case you’ve forgotten how Beyoncé looked in that video, might as well refresh your memory watching it below:
Source: YouTube/ beyonceVEVO