Abu Dhabi Building its own Louvre

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Source: Tenplay.com.au

The opening of Abu Dhabi’s Louvre has been postponed to 2016, after originally being scheduled for 2012.

The Abu Dhabi branch of the iconic French museum costing more than US$650million was pushed back due to construction delays.

According to reports the building boom in the UAE has resulted in a shortage of labourers, construction supplies and financing which has heavily impacted construction productivity, resulting in huge backlogs of work.

The Abu Dhabi Cultural District will also have its own Guggenheim museum.

Source: http://tenplay.com.au/news/national/october/abu-dhabis-louvre-delayed

World’s Most Beautiful and Expensive Buildings

The most expensive building in the world is The Abraj Al Bait in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. At a cost of $15 billion the huge development is also one of the most striking aesthetically, completely changing the landscape of the city.

Although 2 fires were reported during the construction process, there were no worker fatalities recorded.

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Source: Sourceable.net

The Australian Parliament in Canberra is also on the list. The building cost $4.21 billion (adjusted for inflataion) and was opened in 1988.

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Source: en.wikipedia.org

Source: https://sourceable.net/worlds-most-expensive-buildings/#

Major Cities as Seen from Space

It would surprise most people to know that the massive Manhattan skyscrapers that adorn the city’s skyline aren’t individually identifiable from space. In fact most of the huge structures built on earth can’t be recognised from space. Look at how these major cities like New York and Rio appear from above…