Monday, October 6, 2008

Only in Dubai

Plans to construct what could become the world's tallest building, at more than a kilometre high, have been unveiled in Dubai (who would have guessed).

The Dubai developer Nakheel would not comment on the exact height or cost of the Islamic design-inspired Nakheel Tower. The building will have "more than 200 floors" and be part of "a multi-billion pound development", the company said.  Speaking at a press conference yesterday, a cautious Nakheel chief executive officer, Christopher O'Donnell, said: "From our perspective, we are building a tower that's going to be over a kilometre in height. This is a complete iconic development. It may be the tallest."

The tower, and its accompanying harbour project, will take more than 10 years to complete.

Although a part of me is appalled by the unnecessary extravagance of building such a ridiculous structure, another part of me, which loves tall building, can't wait to see the thing finished.

(Daily Telegraph via Gizmodo)

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