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SOM Designs Indonesian Skyscraper That Will Harness Wind Power

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Source: Dezeen

American firm SOM has revealed designs for a skyscraper in Jakarta that will be over 500 meters high and will harvest wind energy through an opening at its peak. With a proposed height of approximately 530 meters, the Pertamina Energy Tower will be twice as high as Wisma 46, currently the tallest building in Indonesia, and will feature an integrated "wind funnel" that generates energy from prevailing air currents. SOM designed the building as a headquarters for state-owned oil and gas corporation Pertamina and it will be constructed as part of a proposed campus that also includes a mosque, a performing arts and exhibition centre, sports facilities and an energy plant.

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