Friday, January 22, 2010


I found it odd that recent articles had referred to the world's tallest building as the Burj Khalifa instead of the name it had always been known has, the Burj Dubai. The Burj was meant to be the ultimate example of the wealth, power and prestige that the leaders of Dubai have been spending billions of dollars to build over the last few years. Unfortunately, all that money spent has driven them into stratospheric levels of debt which resulted in them having to seek a 20+ billion dollar bailout from their SLIGHTLY more restrained neighbor, Abu Dhabi.

The new name, was announced only minutes before the building's official opening ceremony by the leader of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. What is the significance of that's happens to be the family name of the leaders of Abu Dhabi. Now that amazing building stands as testament to Dubai's reckless spending.

That has to hurt.

Oh and here are some new interior pictures of the Burj Khalifa, they are pretty stunning.

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