Twin Bubble-Wrapped Skyscrapers Set To Pop Up In Abu Dhabi

Look at the giant bubble wrap that's going to encircle these identical 25-storey towers. OK, OK, it's actually a honeycomb screen that helps reduce cooling needs. The Abu Dhabi Investment Council sure is lucky to get such shiny, swank new headquarters.

In the night-time view, it's easier to see the crystalline honeycomb facade that wraps around the buildings. They'll also have photovoltaic systems on the roof, which will help offset a small portion of the energy guzzled by these monoliths, which will be ready for business in 2012. [Inhabitat]