Sunday, March 9, 2008

Insane! Dubai!

Dubai City is located on the norther tip of the United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf. Its venture into architecture of the future is astonishing. Currently, 15-25% of all the construction cranes in the world are erected there to support Dubai's insanely ambitious master plan for Dubai City. Looking at the proposed new architectural projects submitted by everyone from Zaha Hadid to Sanjay Puri & Mimish Shah to Rem Koolhaus is boggling. We feel a sense of vertigo and disbelief, laced with a feeling of vertical envy .

Here is a link to four pages of new projects that demand the ability to trust in a future that looks a lot like the ideas imagined in Flash Gordon comics of the 50s and 60s. The future has arrived, over there.

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