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Old Posted Jun 18, 2008, 2:39 PM
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Doha to get more than 800 towers in 10 years

If this is true the western world is getting left in the dust:

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(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar's construction sector is set to reach QR33bn ($9.06 bn) by 2012, according to studies conducted by Business Monitor, and with over 800 new towers slated to go up in Doha over the next 10 years, the market has been identified as one of the busiest construction areas in the world.
http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_...yId=1093200872
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Old Posted Jun 18, 2008, 3:51 PM
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According to the 2005 census, Doha held 400,051 people.
If we assume that the population could conceivably double in ten years, we are talking about 1 tower per 1000 people.
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I doubt it and not all towers will be office and residential. And if they are they won't all be tall skyscrapers.
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The western world left in the dust? Is that some sorta guilty-white joke? So what if they get 800 towers?(most wont be built because of the petrol prices) They are trying so hard to be like western countries that they overlook the infrastructure these buildings need. Look at Dubai for example, the infrastructure stinks, there is raw sewage on the beaches, there is no street names, no safety precautions in most is not all of the buildings, etc. Dubai will be one freaky ghost town once the hype wears off! But heres hoping that at least some of these developments are successful so the immigration from these countries to our out dated "western" countries slows at least a bit.
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I do not believe on that. Actually many projects in Dubai are on-hold and with construction stopped. So why they will make the same in a city not as tourist as Dubai? Maybe 80 towers, then could be. Doha is already a closed place to Middle East only. Not all west tourists have access on there, even it is not offered tourismus in large scale as they do to Dubai and Abou Dhabi. Oil Barrel prices got down. So the money are less for such with the financial crises. Many investors of west stopped investments there.
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The western world left in the dust? Is that some sorta guilty-white joke? So what if they get 800 towers?(most wont be built because of the petrol prices) They are trying so hard to be like western countries that they overlook the infrastructure these buildings need. Look at Dubai for example, the infrastructure stinks, there is raw sewage on the beaches, there is no street names, no safety precautions in most is not all of the buildings, etc. Dubai will be one freaky ghost town once the hype wears off! But heres hoping that at least some of these developments are successful so the immigration from these countries to our out dated "western" countries slows at least a bit.
how is it constructing a building a western thing???
so if any country in the world builds a building, they are considered to be westernizing??? so if the the island of Pohnpei construct a couple of Hotel resort building, Pohnpei is then "trying so hard to be like western countries"
if you look at history architecture is an middle eastern idea by the pyramids by Imhotep in Egypt and Ziggurats in Mesopotamia....
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