Tom Vater

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Happy New Year and thanks to all my Readers

Castle Made of Sand – The Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai

As Asian politicians, business elites and even the region’s poor are dreaming of turning their cities – from China to Cambodia – into futuristic Bladerunner-style neon ghettos, the United Arab Emirates appear to be well ahead in creating superlative anti-people environments. On January 4th  2010, Dubai gave the world a fantastically absurd New Year’s present […]