Architecture makes every boring building or structure look beautiful and savvy, especially residential buildings and structures that you travel on or visit. In recent times, architecture has seen an increase in connection to technology than ever before. With buildings that are designed to allow projection of images onto their exterior and monuments that give the viewer a three-dimensional overview of its history, the world of architecture has been revolutionizing design. Revolving restaurants have also seen a significant advancement in architecture. The discs like attachments on buildings feature five stars or higher rated restaurants. They are which are designed to precariously stand on top of a towering skyscraper, where they will slowly swivel to resemble a spinning head.
Features Of Revolving Restaurants
Revolving restaurants are known to have a wide variety of features that distinguish it from others. For a start one of the most visible and telling aspects of a revolving restaurant is the fact that it lies on the highest floor of the building where the best sights are available to the diners. Not only does the structure balance almost precariously on the tip of the skyscraper, but revolving restaurants are also known to turn slowly, thus providing the innovation with the name ‘revolving restaurants.’ Revolving restaurants are fitted with the highest safety measures possible for a structure of its stature.
When it comes to dining at a revolving restaurant, it usually isn’t the food that attracts most of the customers. Instead, it is the breathtaking views that constantly change and move throughout the day that draw the attention of the customers. Nighttime lookouts are considered best in this restaurant as they feature more breathtaking sights, lights and a serene mood throughout the meal.
The First Ever Revolving Restaurant
In 1962, the first ever revolving restaurant known as the eye if the needle, had a two-hour queue lining up outside of the building, to have a taste of the food while gazing upon the breathtaking views of the city. The first time that revolving restaurants were introduced to the public was during the 1962 World’s Fair. This innovation sparked more revolving restaurants to pop up all over the globe, all the way from Germany to Africa. The idea of revolutionizing these revolving restaurants was an idea that came from the Germans. According to records and news reports, Elvis Presley was one among other individuals who were standing in the long line for a chance to dine at the award-winning restaurant.
Eventually, the restaurant became so popular that over 85 countries e began to boast about having one or more revolving restaurants within its borders. Each restaurant is known to have a unique theme. Be it space themes, or ocean themes, they couple it with some fabulous food and impressive moods.
The MasterOfmind Behind the Innovation
The idea of building a new type of structure that can be added to the food and servicing industry was what crossed the mind of the architect who built the first one. John Graham, an architect from Seattle, was the mastermind behind this innovative creation. The initial designs that were used in the first revolving restaurant have changed over time today. However, the original plan focused on the tables and chairs being left near the outer edge only. Much like a Ferris wheel.