Friday, November 13, 2009

Is Dubai God's Way of Telling You you have too much money?

. . . and the migrant workers who built it far too little?

The spectacular Burj Dubai Lake Fountain:



and a half mile up atop the spire of the Burj Dubai, now scheduled to open in January:


(thanks to Scott Rench)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.ted.com/talks/cameron_sinclair_the_refugees_of_boom_and_bust.html

Michael said...

Yes! These projects are shameful husks of egos propped up with sad ideas and shallow intentions. As far as this work goes, I'm glad the economy tanked. I'd rather leave the profession than work there again.

Steven Vance said...

The fountain video is taken from so far away that the buildings look part of a designer's miniature model of the development.