Feb 6, 2007

Dubai is Crazy.

Check out this fascinating slideshow about what's going on in Dubai. The architectural race to build the "biggest" and garner the most superlatives will likely make this oasis of capitalism the focus of much ire from around the world. I wouldn't be surprised if it became a major tourist destination (come on now, Dubailand is calling you!) and a major target for hostile action.

Regardless, it's something else to watch it develop, and I definitely think that folks should keep their eyes on this. I mean, come on - building replicas of the seven wonders of the world that are larger than the originals? That's brilliant.

For an earlier slideshow from the New Yorker, accompanied by audio, click here.

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