Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bing: 15 Manmade wonders of the world, and two are in debt-ridden Dubai (try the Palms)

Bing has an article on 15 man-made wonders of the world (sort of like a “Seven Wonders of the World” which as a Cinerama movie in 1956), two of which are in Dubai. The last one is the 2700 foot, debt ridden Burj Khalifa, but the most bizarre one is the Palm Jumeirah, as fascinating artificial archipelago in the sea that looks like a board game. What happens if sea levels rise because of climate change? Is this all foolishness?

Here’s the direct link:

But MSN’s introductory page (which does not have a direct link) has an even more fascinating view of the Palm.

Wikipedia attribution link for NASA picture of Palm Jumeirah

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