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LouPhinFan
06-25-2008, 09:16 AM
Pretty cool...

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/06/25/duibai.tower/index.html

Man, what AREN'T they building in Dubai these days?

retired opfinistic
06-25-2008, 11:27 AM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/06/artdubaiap-1.jpg
Fascinating read. Let's see how this pans out.

Miamian
06-26-2008, 02:21 AM
The question is why? Is it just to look cool? What I find troubling is that it doesn't mention structural engineering anywhere.

I also hope that those renderings are not final. One of the issues with modern architecture is the attempt to make each building stand out like a beauty contestant on a stage. It creates a lot of visual clutter and is a big reason that cities with strict architectural standards (Paris, London, San Francisco) are the ones that people like best.