26 September, 2008

Dubai explosion

Quite a few people seem to have heard or felt the explosion in Dubai this morning.

It was nothing to worry about, I was caught up in the traffic closures around the event - a controlled explosion to demolish the towers that are making way for Dubai Pearl by the entrance to Palm Jumeirah.

They're now lying flat on the ground.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Finally!

Chipping away at the buildings with a wrecking ball seemed to accomplish nothing.

Stained said...

Wasn't it a recently (not completed)constructed building that was lying around partly demolished for ages....

Seabee said...

Stained yes, the concreting was just about finished on them, then they started to very slowly demolish them.

Dubai Dreams said...

Wow, they don't let anything get in the way of their plans over there do they?

a question of a question said...

"Wow, they don't let anything get in the way of their plans over there do they?"

No . . . . . not even common sense

Anonymous said...

I heard they were "facing the wrong way"..

Seabee said...

anon@20.44, the original developer/development got into trouble, a new developer took over the land and designed a completely new project.

Anonymous said...

It's good to see the masterplan is all going smoothly

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