Sunday, March 9, 2008

Dubai Island World

The Persian Gulf city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has created map of the world from an archipelago of 300 artificial islands. This $14 billion project is the world's largest land reclamation effort.

Dubbed "The World", the real estate devolopers are apparently selling these islands to the wealthy for homes and apartments. However, environmentalists complain that this project is damaging coral reefs and oyster beds.

UPDATE 9/18/09: The End of the World

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