8 thoughts on “Launching The Burj”

  1. I can’t help wondering what it will look like with five or ten decades’ of exposure to 45*C and regular abrasive sand and dust storms – not to mention what happens if the local economy turns out not to have a long-term use for the thing. Since steel-framed construction was invented in the late 19th century, to the best of my knowledge no society with really tall buildings has ever gone bad in a big way. The Sarajevo Hilton is pretty much the poster-child for derelict hi-rise apoco-porn. Thing is, when steel and concrete is abandoned, it doesn’t just fall down leaving only a few humps bumps and walls around the fields made of funny-coloured rock. What they /do/ leave remains to be seen.

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