Image of the Day: First building to use wind turbines turns five

Image Credit: Saleh AlRashaid

The Bahrain World Trade Center, located in Manama, Bahrain, was completed on April 8, 2008. It was the very first skyscraper to incorporate commercial-scale wind turbines into its building design. The 787-foot, 50-floor tower has inspired others to experiment with wind turbine concepts, although few have actually reached the construction stage.

An aside for you science fiction fans: You might recognize the Bahrain World Trade Center from the 2009 Syfy made-for-TV movie Annihilation Earth.

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