Sunday, February 17, 2008

Dubai to Build World's Largest Arch Bridge

If any real city on our planet can claim an active stake in creating the urban landscape of the future, it's probably Dubai. Artificial islands arranged in the shape of the world? Yes. The world's only seven-star hotel? Yes. Theme park that has animatronic dinasours running around. Yes. And in 2012, it will also become home to the largest, tallest arch bridge ever.

Here's some info on the bridge as envisioned by New York architecture firm Fxfowle:
- It's one mile long and 670 feet tall.
- It will have 12 lanes for traffic.
- It will cost 817 million dollars.
- The design has Sheikh Mohammed's official stamp of approval.
- The bridge will carry more than 2,000 vehicles per hour in each direction.
- A metro line will run across the middle.
- Construction begins in March, with a slated completion date of 2012.

What else they cannot build in Dubai ? It looks like they are not going to stop building record-breaking things at this moment. I guess no country in this world can spend money like them and I am really looking forward to see the future Dubai.

Why they want to spend so much money just to build a one mile long's bridge? Just for fame? To make entry into the record book? Or they cannot think of any other ways to spend their money? Can you tell?

1 comment:

Asphodel said...

Architecture that will revolutionize the middle-east! Dubai certainly is on the rise as far as development goes.

Btw, interesting blog you have here :)