The Unusual Architecture of Dubai

by alphamonkey on December 30, 2009 · 1 comment

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anaraHaving some relatives who spent the last few years working there I’ve heard plenty of stories about Dubai. Due to its immense wealth, temperate weather, and the low cost of construction, buildings which might take years in the States go up seemingly overnight.

And, oh, the buildings (they seriously considered building a hotel which would float on top of large helium-filled balloons). The guys at Abduzeedo have a nice little look at some of the architecture of the city.

Take a look.

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  • Alan

    Actually, nearly all of these are just drawings of what they wanted to build, and in light of the massive financial problems Dubai has got itself into, it is unlikely that they will be building them any time soon. There are a lot of incomplete buildings in Dubai.

    Abu Dhabi, on the other hand, just a hundred miles down the road is still full steam ahead on its projects, as well as bailing Dubai out to the tune of billions. That’s somthing you can do when your country is the size of Austria yet has 10% of the worlds oil, which is not going to run out for at least 150 years, contrary to what we are being told.

    The stone age didn’t end because we ran out of stones, the oil age won’t for want of oil.

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