Gallery: Dubious Dubai: The Towers We Will Never See


One of the sad things about the recent demise of the construction boom in Dubai is that we will no longer have so many wonderful architectural renderings to show. Some come from talented starchitects jumping through architectural hoops; others like the amazing confection that was Falcon City, feature the Eiffel Tower, pyramids and hanging gardens of Babylon. Sigh, so many glories that will never be built.

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  1. otii May 6, 2011 at 7:49 am

    i like it

  2. feline74 January 8, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Depending on the output of the Vertical Farm, I can see where that might actually get built someday–it’s useful!

    And what’s to keep someone from implementing some of these designs elsewhere, someday?

  3. CRCurran December 4, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    I don’t wish ill on anyone but Dubai is a place that shouldn’t be. It uses slave labor and vast resources that have been expended to create it and maintain it. Despite some of the eco buildings that have been designed, it is all green washing when you consider the city as a whole.

  4. davidwayneosedach December 4, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    I’ve only been to Dubai once and let me tell you I loved skiing in their indoor ski area. As for your feature I hope I live long enough to see some of those exotic designs become reality! I particularly like Falcon City. I would like to think that the Eifel tower was an exact replica of the one in Paris!

  5. Milieunet December 4, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Strange conclusion. Why are these buildings never built? No idea. The same will all kind of projects in the USA. The selection is five buildings is very small with all projects in Dubai

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