Sunday, May 04, 2008

Dubai will become city of supertowers

Dubai has never stopped from making surprise announcements on new mega projects. I am amazed with the continuing saga to become city of the world. It is something about Dubai that keeps us wondering on the viability, feasibility and sustainability of all these new structures.

The amount of investments in developing new future city of Dubai is beyond imagination, mind boggling indeed. Well, we are bedazlled and speechless. Life goes on in Dubai, as the current residents, we have to deal with the ongoing inflation, other spiralling costs and traffic snarls that haunt our days.

I have involved with 'past' mega projects and today's announcement gives a fresh injection on life in Dubai for another decade. Can I survive the new supercity of Dubai? Will I be bored?

Is this the real sign of the end of the world? This is no longer a dream, most are already in their nightmare to cope with the current predicaments that hit everyone, especially those catagorized as the working-class, middle-class and below. The rich will definitely be richer....Dubai is to be city of the rich and famous to live. Forget about those who cannot afford even to rent a decent 2-bedroom apartment.

Look at those structures, it means nothing gonna go down in immediate future but keep rising to the sun! Look beyond the landscape, more supertowers will be rising from the desert into the sky.
More opportunities for those who can make the differences!
Why not us?

By Saifur Rahman, Business Editor
Published: May 04, 2008, 00:12

Dubai: The city will have the largest number of supertowers - buildings that rise more than 100 habitable floors - as five more will be added to the seven under development, Gulf News has learnt.
The new supertowers are part of a cluster of 11 projects worth Dh25 billion to be built in a major master-planned development that will be announced in October.
"All five supertowers will be about 600 metres tall - rising more than 100 floors. These are some of the most unique projects incorporating the latest building technologies and consuming up to 60 per cent less energy," Adrian Smith, who designed Burj Dubai - currently the world's tallest tower - told Gulf News in an exclusive interview.
His firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects, is designing the projects.
Thirteen supertowers are currently under development worldwide, including seven in Dubai. The five new ones will change the equation heavily in favour of the emirate.The supertowers already announced in Dubai include Al Burj, Burj Al Alam, Princess Tower, Marina 101 and Pentominum.

1 comment:

pakpayne said...

One man's dream - one man's vision - and one man's leadership can make a huge difference.

One man's dream - one man's short-sightedness - and one man's lack of leadership make a huge difference too!

I pefer the first one!

Eh....ur blog's counter ni - memang sah on super turbo!!! Laju sehhhh