The Death Star of Dubai

23 03 2008

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Hopefully we’ll be developing our Proton Torpedo technology as this Death Star is being built…

In spite of its perceived cultural contradictions, the Middle Eastern of DUBAI is embracing futurism in a way currently unseen anywhere else on the planet. Following the seemingly impossible task of creating the world’s largest man-made island chain, the Palm Islands, Dubai has announced their plans to create an astonishing “WATERFRONT CITY” designed by visionary Dutch architect REM KOOLHAAS on another manmade island adjacent to the Palms. Covering a six and a half square mile area, the focal point of this sprawling new mixed-use seaside metropolis will be a perfectly spherical building bearing more than a striking resemblance to the legendary Death Star. Whether the incredible structure will be used as a weapon to destroy America with a powerful beam of energy remains to be seen, but until then we can only watch in wonder as the tiny Arab country becomes a showcase for what might eventually constitute the “Seven Wonders” of the modern world before our eyes. At least until the oil wells all run dry, that is. HAVE A LOOK:

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Wide-angle view of the city’s focal point…

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Inside view of the “Death Star”…

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The Palm Islands at right…

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…and the soon to be constructed island inlet that will be home to the futuristic metropolis.

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