Posts Tagged ‘Dubai’

Rate of dissolution

In Excerpts on February 6, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Mike Chino, from Inhabitat, on the end of The World:

[Given] Dubai’s stratospheric rise over the past few years, it may come as no surprise that several of its projects have flown too close to the sun. The World was envisioned as the ultimate luxury retreat: for an exorbitant price you could lay claim to your own private island—a corner of the globe to call your own. … [But] a property tribunal recently cited evidence that the islands have begun to erode and the waterways that separate them are dissolving due to the influx of sand.

The irony is palpable. The Telegraph has more.