Crystal Island

by alphamonkey on January 14, 2008 · 4 comments

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Crystal IslandYou know, if there’s anything I’ve learned from watching the Bourne movies, it’s that America looks like complete crap compared to Europe. With some notable exception, our architecture just completely sucks.

Then of course there’s the notion that we’re only #3 in the World’s Tallest Building contest (The Sears Tower gets outranked by Taipei 101 and the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lampur, both of which are going to be shoved down the list by the Burj Dubai, which is set to be completed in 2009)

Now it seems that Russia has decided to throw down in the massive building contest, as the Crystal Island project will take the cake as the world’s largest building, as it will encompass a whopping 27 million square feet.. Designed by Sir Norman Foster, this ‘city within a building’ will cost around 4 billion, and 1500 ft tall structure is set to house 900 apartments, 3000 hotel rooms, an international school, a sports complex, a theater, cinema and more.

That’s just cool.

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  • the don

    Ah Mother Russia…it’s a good thing the economy has fully rebounded and they have a surplus to spend on things like this…oh wait…

  • .alphamonkey.

    Ha! That was my thought initially as well.

  • brindlefarter

    Since you loathe the United States so much, whyn’t you get the fuck out and move to Europe or North Korea you goddamm Commie? Or would that take too much effort and you’d much rather continue to suck on the welfare tittage of America while contributing absolutely nothing of value to either the culture or the economy of the United States, right?

  • .alphamonkey.

    I consider it my solemn patriotic duty to piss people like you off, that’s why not.

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