Monday, December 21, 2009

Look at Dubai now

Here's a look at the almost completed Burj Dubai, now officially the tallest building in the world. Dubai is going through a major depression (relatively speaking), but this project is full steam ahead. Once completed they will have spent US$20 billion on a complex that will include 30,000 homes, 9 hotels, 6 acres of parkland, 19 residential towers, a 12 hectare lake, plus the world's largest shopping mall - the Dubai Mall - covering 836,000 square metres (9 million square feet) with 1200 stores.

For those who don't know how big that is, the West Edmonton Mall is 3.8 million sq ft. with 800 stores. This mall will have areas for leisure, including a world-class aquarium, fashion show arena, a souk and an ice rink.

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