The Pondering Pump, Part I
I recieved an email and wanted to share the following.
SOMETHING AMERICANS SHOULD PONDER AS THEY PUMP GAS IN THEIR AUTOMOBILES AND DRIVE DOWN THE ROADWAYS...........................
Dubai in 1990
The same street in 2003
Dubai is said to currently have 15-25% of all the world's cranes.
The Dubai Waterfront, when completed will become the largest waterfront development in the world .
All of this built in the last 5 years, including that island that looks like a palm tree.
The Palm Islands in Dubai utilized new Dutch dredging technology to create these massive man made islands. These are the largest artificial islands in the world and can be seen from space.
Upon completion, the resort will have 2,000 villas, 40 luxury hotels, shopping centers, movie theaters, and many other facilities. Expected to support a population of approximately 500,000 people and advertised as being visible from the moon.
The World Islands are 300 artificially created islands in the shape of the world, where each island will have an estimated cost of $25-30 million.
The Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai is considered the only '7 star' hotel and the most luxurious hotel in the world, as it stands on an artificial island in the sea.
Hydropolis, the world's first 'modern' underwater hotel, built entirely in Germany, then assembled in Dubai, has a scheduled completion by 2009 after many delays.
The Burj Dubai; construction began in 2005 and is expected to be complete by 2008. At an estimated height of over 800 meters, it will easily be world's tallest building when finished- It will be almost 40 percent taller than the current tallest building, the Yaipei 101.