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Wednesday, May 12, 2004

What's This Called?

It's not irony, it's certainly not humor.... not even dark humor:
The Bin Laden Construction group recently won a bid to build the tallest skyscraper in the world in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The announcement made front-page news in most major Arab media outlets, including the Arab News, the Gulf News and the pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat.

According to Asharq al-Awsat, the building will be over 2,300 feet high, with 160 floors in addition to a parking garage and the ground floor. The Bin Laden skyscraper will outstrip by more than 820 feet the current contender, Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and will house a hotel wing, apartments, offices, entertainment centers and restaurants, according to the report.
I know the bin-Ladens have disowned little middle child Osama - he's #7 of 50 children... not the mathematical middle but if the shoe fits.... In any case the whole scene makes for an interesting familial juxtaposition, I wonder if Osama will truly live up to his idealogy and knock these buildings down?


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