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Friday, January 12, 2007

Look At What We Have Created!

If you've ever flipped passed the travel channel you know that they are building an artificial group of islands off the coast of Dubai. (That's near the entrance to the Persian Gulf) The question that often comes up is, how do you build an artificial island? Well, apparently you spray sand into the ocean from a giant cannon.



Just to give some scale to the enormity of the task here is the zoomed out version.



I say time well spent!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is called dredging. I heard the island was going to be shaped like a palm tree or something.

1/14/2007 3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The travel section in Sunday's paper featured Dubai as the new travel destination for the rich and famous. These islands which they have created in the shape of palm trees (the one in progress currently is in a map of the world) house the world's tallest building, an Armani hotel, and an indoor ski slope.

1/22/2007 7:37 PM  

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