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The Rise Of The East

There was once a time when all engineering marvels were from the West....You know , the U.S.A ,Canada and So on......

But now the East seems to be catching up.......FAST!!

In an article today about China’s colossal new airport building (Terminal 3 is said to be the world’s largest), the International Herald Tribune point out:

China is home to the world’s largest shopping mall (the 650,000-square-meter, or seven-million-square-foot, South China Mall); the longest sea-crossing bridge (stretching 36 kilometers, or 22 miles, over part of the East China Sea); the largest hydroelectric dam (the massive Three Gorges project); and the highest railroad (an engineering marvel that crosses the Tibetan permafrost almost 5,000 meters above sea level).

U.S. buildings used to vie with each other for tallest. Now they barely make the global lists. The Sears Tower, antenna included, is a mere 1,730 feet tall. Dubai’s tallest building under construction is already 2,064 feet in the air and headed to 2,625 feet.Teh Beauty of the Burj Dubai has missed no ones eyes!!

And current records will likely be seriously trumped (but not Trumped) before long. Saudi Prince al-Walid bin Talal plans a mile-high skyscraper along the Red Sea.

While we’re at it: Billionaire Mukesh Ambani is building what might be the world’s costliest home, a $2 billion, 550-foot-tall mansion (Mansion? Is that the word for something like this?) with a heliport on top. Maybe Warren Buffet, One of the world’s richest men, can reclaim this title for the U.S. someday. He’s certainly been saving up. For five decades, Buffett has lived in the same 10-room house in Omaha. But his job just got a lot tougher...thats for sure!!



Finally after all these years, here's to the beginning of what was there, what is there and hopefully what will remain!! So here are my thoughts & words -Online!!

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