December 22, 2006
iPad – 23 storey tower in Dubai inspired by an iPod
The iPod is a source of inspiration for many as we have seen mobile phones, computer mice and endless MP3 players from the Middle Kingdom resembling the iPod. However beating all is Dubai based real estate developer Omniyat Properties who is planning a mega project for 2007 worth 3 billion Dirhams ($ 800 million) the project will be started with a 23 storey residential tower inspired by none other than the Apple iPod. The tower will be known as the iPad, and it will sit atop a docking station angled at six degrees to give the exact look. The iPad will be ready by 2009 however by then we will have the 5th generation Nano and 9th gen iPod video.
Update – Official images of the iPad scale model. (Thanks Rehan)
More images after the jump
The iPad is designed by Hong Kong-based architects James Law Cybertecture International. We first took the iPad for a joke but the news was published by Gulf News a leading publishing house in the Middle East.