Tag Archive for Middle East

Top 10 Tallest Buildings…of the Future!

Obsessively tracking and compiling lists of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, I’ve been told, is “such a guy thing.” Either way, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), an organization dedicated to such a guy thing, has lots of…

@Dubai

When Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) began its Blitzkreig of Internet retail in the 90s, I admit I was one of the skeptics. Sure, an Internet bookstore seemed perfectly feasible, but I couldn’t fathom the idea of an Internet super-retailer with the…

World’s 10 Largest Construction Projects

Here’s a look at some of the largest construction projects throughout the world. The projects range in purpose, from entertainment and leisure to scientific research. The results have been ranked by cost, based on U.S. dollars. 10. Great Man-Made River…

Obama & US Energy Policy

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Jon Stewart observed that Obama, on the subject of racism, “spoke to Americans as though they were adults”. I tend to agree and it proved a pivotal moment for Obama, and the country as a…

What Next?

The concurrent situations in Japan and the Middle East make for extremely challenging cross currents in global markets.Both situations are complex and hard to understand.The reality on the ground in Japan is a function of particle physics filtered through a…

Strata Titling Adding to Dubai’s Headaches

Just when we thought Dubai’s office vacancy rate couldn’t get any worse strata titling happened.  Strata titling is a form of ownership that began in Australia as a means of horizontally dividing up apartment buildings amongst multiple owners.  For example,…