Thursday, March 19, 2015

The world is fixated with bigger and better. We as a nation must have the tallest most phallic building on earth. America used to be there. Now other places are signs of wealth because many of our corporations take their wealth to banks in foreign countries to avoid taxes. The problem now is how tall can   we   go and how long can any place on earth hold the world’s tallest building record for any length of time. See, it is all about length. Some women will tell you it doesn’t matter but it matters. Yeah, I’m talking about buildings.

It was only about 5 years ago on January 10, 2010 when we had the world debut of the world’s tallest building called the Burj Khalifa in the Persian Gulf Emeritas of Dubai. The celebration had it looking like a giant fire cracker of fireworks exploding off the sides of the building. It soars in height to 2,716 and a half feet. That is more than half a mile into the sky. The building features corporate offices, apartments and a luxury hotel. Something about tall buildings that make them instant landmarks and movie stars. It already appeared in the Mission Impossible movie called Ghost Protocol with Tom Cruise performing some of his own stunts some 17 hundred feet up.  

Saudi Arabia has launched the construction of the Kingdom Tower. It is designed to rise a full kilometer that is 3,280 feet. More than 500 feet taller than the big one in Dubai. But for how long will it be the tallest? After all it was back in 1956 when I was born that the late American architect Frank Lloyd Wright proposed a mile tall skyscraper, called the Illinois. It was never built.  For now the big one in Dubai is the tallest and the most specular way to bring in the New Year because it can be seen from everywhere there and has permanent fixtures to provide light shows and fireworks from top to bottom.

They are no longer skyscrapers.  They are more like heaven pokers.

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