Sunday, March 09, 2008

Rem Koolhaas in Dubai: Where are the Theatres?

I was totally intrigued by this Times story on architect Rem Koolhaas' upcoming work in Dubai:

Designed for one of the biggest developers in the United Arab Emirates, Nakheel, Mr. Koolhaas’s master plan for the proposed 1.5-billion-square-foot Waterfront City in Dubai would simulate the density of Manhattan on an artificial island just off the Persian Gulf. A mix of nondescript towers and occasional bold architectural statements, it would establish Dubai as a center of urban experimentation as well as one of the world’s fastest growing metropolises.
But of course, as you can see, where are the theaters? Gone? Yeah, probably.

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