Building on Sand

Dubai is a phenomenon.

It's like no other city on earth. In terms of architecture, it has been reaching for the stars with the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.

It stands as a symbol for the way power, money and influence appear to have moved away from the west to newly-confident countries in the east. But what is it all built upon?

In this two-part documentary, Jonathan Glancey looks at whether Dubai has a sustainable policy towards building in one of the harshest environments on earth.

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25 minutes

Last on

Mon 9 May 2011 01:05 GMT

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