Dubai has greatly expanded since the formation of the UAE as a country. It has become one of the most concentrated cities I know of for modern tall buildings. Especially since most of the infrastructure has been built with in the past 30 to 50 years. What I enjoyed best about the sky line was that all of the skyscrapers had a distinct look. They only looked extremely similar to each other if they were developed together as part of the same building complex. It was a very refreshing and exciting view compared to different US cities that I have visited that although they have some iconic buildings, they generally have a LOT of slightly lower high rise relatively simple, Mies Van Der Rohe inspired glass boxes. Thanks in large part to the variety of global international influences as well as local leadership and vision, even many of the low rise buildings have their own distinct patterns to them. It makes walking around Dubai like walking around an architectural amusement park.
July 2, 2014
Hi, I’m Elaine. I am an undergraduate student at Lehigh University. I am studying Civil Engineering and Architecture through Lehigh’s Arts-Engineering program. This is a five year program through which I will graduate with two bachelors degrees. In addition to being a dual major here at Lehigh I have been a student-athlete in our NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Team. I am involved in the Reformed University Fellowship. I am also a member of Lehigh’s chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Chi Epsilon, and Tau Beta Pi. In semesters where my schedule has permitted, I have also been an Engineering Tour Guide for the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering. View all posts by luelaine15
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