The Johnstone's Rotating House.

Al and Janet Johnstone's San Diego home is unique: it is a rotating platform!

The house rides on one very large bearing (six foot in diameter - carrying 1,364,000 pounds dynamic load) and forty small bearings (six inches in diameter - carrying 35,000 pounds dynamic load each or 1,400,000 pounds total). The speed of the house is variable from one rotation in thirty minutes to one rotation in twenty-four hours and can be stopped in any position at any time. Starting or stopping the house rotating is as easy as turning a light switch on or off.


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wow... Finally the rotatinghouse is finished. I used to live down the street at Alto Drive and everytime i go out for a walk up that hill, i always wonder when it will be finished. now i'm ready to go for a tour inside.
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