Twin Bubble-Wrapped Skyscrapers Set to Pop Up in Abu DhabiS

Look at the giant bubble-wrap that's going to encircle these identical 25-story 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.

Twin Bubble-Wrapped Skyscrapers Set to Pop Up in Abu DhabiS

In the nighttime 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]