In April, six years after construction began at the 9/11 site in New York City, the new world trade center reached the height of 1,271 feet, becoming Manhattan's tallest tower. Within two years, it will reach the symbolic height of 1,776 feet, making it the world's third tallest building.
Oh my goodness, good heavens -- why in the world are we building tall, taller, tallest buildings? For tourists -- to get them flocking into the area?
This is the Nina Tower. in Hong Kong, that Hong-Kongers brag about to the tourists.
Or, gee, maybe the tall buildings are built so that hugely important, rich -- the richest corporations -- can flaunt their -- um -- prowess?
Is there a Freudian, symbolical significance to these massively marvelous, unique structures, that penetrate, poke into, impregnate the sky?
What thoughts, what ambitions, what inspires the guys, who give us these penile needles?
Would you want to stay at the only 7 star-hotel in the world on the left? (It's the Burj al, in Dubai.)
Hey, maybe it would be fun to have your Dubai office in one the Emigrates Twin towers on the right.
Excuse my French, but I can't help wndering what it costs to rent space in one of these peckers ....
Or get your thrills at the top of one of these other sky pecker-pokers.