The Great Dubai Pissing Contest

Many of you must know about the incredible development in Dubai in the past several years. These Images from the NASA Earth Observatory taken from 1973 to October of this year show the artificial landmasses off the coast as clear as macaroni glued on construction paper. The developer responsible for this, Nakheel, has an interactive map of future developments.

Dubai from Space

High rises have been sprouting all across the region like weeds in a sandbox.

Burj Dubai in The Big Sandbox

Some of the newest concepts may well be a group of the most definitive examples of gigantism I have seen in the skyscraper world. The Dubai Towers-Dubai (creative name for creative architecture), by Sama Dubai, is one of the most recently unveiled designs.

Dubai Towers-Dubai

Of course, the biggest news is that Dubai is soon to be home to several buildings that will not only be the tallest skyscrapers in the world, but will surpass the current record holder for tallest structure in the world, the KVLY-TV mast, without batting an eye. The Al Burj, also being developed by Nakheel, will be anywhere between 750 and 1000 meters high.
Al Burj Panorama

It’s competitor, The Burj Dubai, yet another SOM tower for the people, has already undergone construction and will be between 705 and 950 meters, the tallest structure in the world, at least until the Al Burj is built. These towers will beat out the KVLY-TV mast by half, if they reach their maximum projected heights.

Burj Dubai

More of these needles will most definitely continue to shoot out of the Middle Eastern sand in the future, as I have seen one such “top secret” design myself when I visited Pickard Chilton earlier this fall. Jon Pickard said, “I’d love to tell you how tall it is, but then I’d have to kill you.” Unfortunately, I did not bring my ninja-cam to take photos of the model.
Before you all get penis envy from looking at all these phalluses sparkling in the desert sun, take a look at the cost of building such gigantic wonders, and check out this slide show. Good thing “the richest 2% of adults in the world own more than half of all household wealth.”

Dubai Workers

Posted: December 7th, 2006
at 4:34am by AceDickerson


Categories: architecture,my ninja, please,urban/master planning,photographie,towering pagodas,competitions

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  1. i always want to be in dubai but i have not gotten an opportunity to be there.i still believe that allah will allow me to be there some day.INSHALLAH.thanx

    arif iqbal

    21 Nov 08 at 9:38 am

     

  2. ilove dubi
    dubai is beautiful
    iwont live in dubi

    weesam

    25 Nov 08 at 3:12 am

     

  3. Sorry to say… this is definetly not good for future of the world and dubai…. the more u grow high till the sky.. the more the impact when you fall back to ground, we should all stop this before we are late…. god bless the world.

    suhail

    11 Dec 08 at 8:50 am

     

  4. the best place on the world!beautifull Dubai,kiss,i love you

    Anonymous

    4 Feb 09 at 11:41 am

     

  5. mamma mia dubai è una meravigliosa metropoli!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! complimenti…

    federica

    21 Feb 09 at 2:58 pm

     

  6. i palazzi sono splendidi e la città senza ombra di dubbio maestosa e futuristica

    sabina

    21 Feb 09 at 3:01 pm

     

  7. il mio papà è un grande elettricista,trasformerebbe Dubai in una palma fosforescente visibile fino alla via lattea

    sabina

    21 Feb 09 at 3:04 pm

     

  8. mio padre è un ottimo elettricista, trasformerebbe dubai in una palma fosforescente visibile fino alla via lattea

    barbara

    21 Feb 09 at 3:11 pm

     

  9. those towers are awesome!!! hope u build them! good luck 😉

    david

    21 Feb 09 at 5:12 pm

     

  10. I think that UEA just show off their big developing country and economic to the world. And its fine. Normally every people has 5 need in maslow theory, i think its on the final need, an self actualization for dubai county to show their wealth country.

    Maeahasha

    23 Feb 09 at 4:54 am

     

  11. very very good

    ergean

    24 Feb 09 at 3:20 pm

     

  12. Hi dubai i love you and Mr Fuck

    Eilidh

    26 Feb 09 at 6:31 am

     

  13. its a fascinating city indeed, aswell those people in Dubai r welcoming they are not like any orher Arab muslim people who r very discriminative in religion the dubai people r very welcoming and also religious they cant leave their culture and they dont discriminate other religions, guess what Uganda Uganda Uganda Uganda Uganda Uganda Uganda Uganda Uganda, kampala city city is gonna be like that after it has attained its Oil report kampala is gonna be next african Dubai and for uganda or kampala the city will be marvelous, so go on kampala.

    ssekimpi kikomeko, san franscisco, california usa

    ssekimpi kikomeko

    27 Feb 09 at 3:45 am

     

  14. DUBAI MAKES MUSLIMS TO BE PROUD

    ***

    4 Mar 09 at 5:04 am

     

  15. I think this place is absolutely incredible its so amazing i cant wait until i go wow it astonishing 10/10

     

  16. wow DUBAI i love you cant wait until i go so excited. exquisite amazing and astonishing

    *******

    5 Mar 09 at 11:24 am

     

  17. Nice job !!!!

    This is the thinking of our government to be in the first

    Mohammed Bin Rashid said My people and I like the first class…..

    UAE 4 EVER

    23 Mar 09 at 1:00 am

     

  18. Well, to start with… for everyone that thinks Dubai and it’s representatives are just wasting money building all these sky scrappers… let me lay this on you– Dubai is one of the few places on earth as of today that is in no way, shape or form suffering from the depression we are going through at the moment. It is building jobs, and has one of the highest job records held in the world. Dubai is one of the richest places on earth, and it will just get richer if things keep going the way they are right now. They do what they need to do. Microsoft, Sony, Mitsubishi and any other big company you can think of either already have a building in Dubai or are planning on building one. Dubai is just doing what it needs to in order to accomplish it’s goal. Africa, and any other poor country, should just work more towards education, because that is one of the greatest ways that you can get out of poverty. I feel bad for saying that, but it would really help them. I am not saying no one else should help them, we all should… but education would be the best thing for them. Dubai should not have other peoples problems on their hands. They did not ask for it, they did not cause it, they shouldn’t be yelled it.

    Anonymous

    23 Mar 09 at 9:08 pm

     

  19. good job! wonderful!

    Anonymous

    4 Apr 09 at 1:29 am

     

  20. shum qytet i mir nuk ka ne bot ma te mir

    naimi

    7 Apr 09 at 6:48 am

     

  21. rtyghghh

    Anonymous

    11 Apr 09 at 12:31 pm

     

  22. wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    sachin

    13 Apr 09 at 1:35 am

     

  23. dubai es mmmuuuyyy ccchhheeevvveeerrreee

    Anonymous

    10 May 09 at 5:46 pm

     

  24. WTF?!??!!? I WAN T THE PISSING CONTEST!!?!>!!?!

    Your Mom

    29 May 09 at 5:35 pm

     

  25. Hi dubai
    u r a world star,
    u r a earth sky

    thank u

    thilag

    4 Jun 09 at 2:23 am

     

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    servienny

    5 Jun 09 at 4:05 am

     

  27. So naive some posters are. The Dubai buildinss are all designed by western architects and built by western construction companies, or at least western-managed. As for going to college in Dubai? What ajoke. Dubai is not an educational center. Tall buildings bought from westerners do not a great culture make. Dubai is just a collection of buildings and shops, night clubs and malls…nothing deeper than that. Furthermore, the bubble has burst.

    Anonymous

    14 Jun 09 at 10:53 am

     

  28. lame , who cares about anything deeper than that ? u just want a beautiful city w great nightlife , shopping place beautiful architecture, it doesnt matter who buit it, what matters is that is on Dubai’s land and this country is wether u like or not one of the most beautiful n outstanding countries in the world

    Sara

    8 Jul 09 at 7:38 am

     

  29. i am so hating this design, i think its pure formalism! if someone can explain why its not i would be more than happy to hear it..

    enthusiast85

    12 Oct 09 at 5:41 pm

     

  30. Magniphisent presentation! The whole architecture goes beyond human ordinary’s mind.
    The commentaries and replies are only a test how well prepare are our generation to accept the inevitable changes that human will face.
    Education, health, and abundance create the Dubai’s effect.
    I wish the best for my people and from all the other country in the world.

    Pablo

    29 Nov 09 at 8:39 am

     


 

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