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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dubai’s World of Islands is Sinking Into the Sea The World Islands in Dubai – Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

Oops.  Look like they put this on the wrong layer.  Is this covered in your errors and ommissions insurance? 

Oh, by the way, for any of you in the middle of the blizzard, pay no attention to the photo below.  Those aren't sandy beaches.  They're islands covered in 2 feet of snow. 

Source: http://inhabitat.com/dubais-world-of-islands-is-sinking-into-the-sea/theworld-ed02/?extend=1


Granted Dubai’s stratospheric rise over the past few years, it may come as no surprise that several of its projects have flown too close to the sun. The World was envisioned as the ultimate luxury retreat: for an exorbitant price you could lay claim to your own private island – a corner of the globe to call your own. The islands were created from displaced sand dredged up from the depths of the sea, however a property tribunal recently cited evidence that the islands have begun to erode and the waterways that separate them are dissolving due to the influx of sand.


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