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The Suite Vollard revolving building. Apparently this set of apartments in Brazil is the world’s only rotating building. Sounds a bit weird to this Ferret. Who incidentally ate a meal in the revolving restaurant at the top of the Post Office tower before it was bombed into submission.

 A system of cogwheels and roller chains effects the rotation. Each apartment has its own independent engine system, which can be engaged with a remote control. A complete clockwise or counterclockwise 360º turn takes one hour ..The central area of the apartment does not move in which the kitchen, bathrooms, maid bedroom, laundry area, and barbecue grill are located.


  • Lucky bugger. I’ve eaten in the one in San Francisco – is that still open?

  • Never tried the on in SF. Didn’t even know there was one, actually. :-) The Top of the Tower was pretty cool, although I seem to remember folks snidely calling it Butlins catering (wasn’t it run by the same company at the time?)

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