26 September, 2006

Who da Tallest???

Yea so who is ? currently the tallest building is Taipei 101 in Taiwan 508 meters and then ofcourse our Burj Dubai 807.7 meter. Nahh how can that be, Dubai will have the tallest building, so Kuwait plans the 1001 meter or 1 km long tower as the centrepiece of the new Madinat al Hareer development.

Hey look look they are growing tall!! and in came Bahrain's Ethic City Tower with a proposed height of 1852 meters. So lets say in total these tall building would cost roughly about 4- 5 Billion USD (towers only) or more, but what is the point. How many SMEs could be financed or sustainable research funds could be set up if it was not for becoming iconic through constructing the biggeessttt structure. I think some thing is missing here or I can't see it.


yada said...

is it really all necessary?!! come on ,be honest, emiratis and others who read this site!!! or is this just a case of (anything u do i cna do better ,taller etc)?

Tim Newman said...

In early times, insecure men used to compare penises to determine who was the most manliest.

Now they build towers.

your man in al ain said...

Am I the only one who is reminded of the Bukhari hadith about "the hour" (=end of this world):

Then he further asked, "When will the Hour be established?" (...)

2. When the shepherds of black camels start boasting and competing with others in the construction of higher buildings.

(Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol.1/Book2/Ch. 47)

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