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Eye on Dubai

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Have rumors of Dubai's demise been greatly exaggerated? Eh, probably not, but architects are still planning crazy huge buildings out in the desert oasis, only now they're shedding off "the common association of distinctive with outrageous to create a more sophisticated building." Take this new 65-story tower for example. Says the architect: "We have proposed therefore something which refuses the usual fashion of twisting and torting volumes without any meaning or reason." The end of the twist? Somebody tell this guy. [WAN]