Theirs is biggest

Is there anything more phallic than a skyskraper? Other than, like, the Real Thing?

Anyway, Sky News reports plans in Dubai to build a skyscraper more than 1km in height. A kilometer is 3281 feet or so. That’s a lot taller than the .818 km (2,684 ft) Burj Dubai, currently around 707m high, and the record-holder.

The builder is Nakheel, he same outfit that makes palm-shaped islands and such. The site at that link has annoying music and nothing about The Plan, but I’m sure it’ll show up.

They say it’ll take ten years to build. Those of us who watched the World Trade Center go up (from ’65-74) recall a similar time frame.

You don’t have to wonder what The Point is. That’s what they’re building.

4 comments

  1. vanderleun’s avatar

    Any culture that keeps women hidden and suppressed to the extent we see in the middle east is bound to spend a lot of its time wandering around and sporting large erections.

  2. Mike Warot’s avatar

    If we make it through to the Obama presidency without starting WWIII in Iran, it’ll be interesting to see if they actually finish it.

  3. Peeters’s avatar

    Once there where ghost villages, in a few years time there will be ghost skyscrapers.

  4. Chip’s avatar

    Consider that tall buildings are efficient use of energy, (elevators using electricity vs various wheeled modes (cars, buses, trains etc) and concentrate development vs sprawl

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Illinois

    But then again, we get Donald Trump and ego …

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