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David Fisher

The architect of Dubai's planned rotating towers, he is connected to one of the world's greatest crime fighters through one of the world's most wanted criminals.

July 9, 2008 8:32 by

The Tel Aviv-born architect (though now an Italian citizen) has been hogging the limelight after pictures of his building – the world’s first rotating skyscraper, coming to Dubai, were released recently.

Fisher started as an artist in Florence and after graduating from the University of Florence in 1976, was teaching Architecture in the same university. His biography says that he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Prodeo Institute at the Columbia University in New York. An Associated Press (AP) report claims that there is no institute of ‘Prodeo’ and that Columbia said it had never awarded Fisher an honorary degree.

Fisher started a company called Fiteco, specializing in stone and prefabricated construction materials in the ’80s, and also developed the ‘Smart Bathroom by Leonardo da Vinci’ system, a completely pre-assembled bathroom system.

While Fisher has never built a skyscraper before, the rotating tower is being designed by the engineer…


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