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Dubai's Greatest Misses

Now that the nation's debt crisis has derailed its architectural hubris, Dubai is getting kicked while its down by a Guardian writer listing the "eye-popping erections that should never have been commissioned." Check out his take on the Trump International: "Surely a frontrunner in any competition for the ugliest skyscraper the world has ever seen, this 60-odd-storey atrocity, designed by Atkins, was supposed to be the centrepiece of the famous Palm Jumeirah and super-luxurious addition to the Trump brand. It looks like it was inspired by one of those 1980s vases you find in a pound shop." We don't speak British, but that sounds like an insult! [Guardian]