Selasa, 29 Desember 2009

Burj Dubai Tower, Dubai United Arab Emigrates

The Burj Dubai will be the tallest building in the world when it opens in January 4th 2009. This tower designed by SOM in Chicago (also did the Sears Tower) is 2,640 feet, half a mile tall.

Its grand opening ironically comes as the great Dubai bubble bursts, including Dubai World's $60 billion debt. The extravagence climaxed with this grand ediface, but the future doesn't look pretty.

I recently talked with SOM representatives about Burj Dubai, who hailed the design as their new great achievment, with a design similar to the Sears Tower. Vertical structures rise up like sticks bound together with a band. But more significantly for SOM, it represents a more international approach.

Video- Opening ceremony
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