Dubious Dubai

One can look at pictures of buildings in isolation but context is everything; TreeHugger happily shows every solar powered revolving building with turbines on top proposed for Dubai, (or anywhere else for that matter) but never that context, that frame around the picture. Avi Abrams at Dark Roasted Blend looked at both, and quotes:

-"This is a city on crack"
- "It has more construction workers than there are citizens of the city (note: over 80% of Dubai's population consists of expatriates)"
- "More than one-third of the construction cranes in the world are currently in Dubai"

They now have the world's tallest building designed by SOM;

endless construction

building after building, an architectural catalog of every style

Even More Dubious Dubai Pictures on Page 2!

Tags: Architecture | Dubai