The South Korean government has cleared The Korean Land and Housing Corporation, which it owns, to build the world's first "invisible" skyscraper — near Seoul's Incheon International Airport. Erecting a completely invisible high-rise is obviously not literally possible — if it were, putting it near an airport would be a flatly stupid idea. Fortunately, the planned building won't be truly invisible.
Rather, GDS Architects, the US firm behind the Infinity Tower project, has come up with a system that uses a series of LED lights and cameras to reflect the surrounding area onto a portion of the skyscraper's glass covering, according to a report from CNN. The system will allow the building to essentially disappear into the sky when being looked at from a very specific vantage point. In other words, most of the time the tower will be clearly visible.