The German magazine, Der Spiegel is speculating that the American credit crunch will lead to less urban development in the West. Simultaneously, Asian and Middle Eastern countries are wallowing in their newly found wealth, building more outlandish structures by the minute.
I can’t see this as anything but a positive development for North America. There’s hardly a day that goes by that I don’t read a press release about some new, random or weird five-star hotel being built in Dubai or China.
Not only is it embarrassing to see such frivolous spending in developing nations, when money could be better spent on eliminating starvation and poverty, but it’s also an annoying eyesore for the rest of the population.
Personally, I’m glad engineers are planning on building these structures so far away from me. If I lived in any of these places, I’d have serious aesthetic and moral objections to such developments.
What do you think?
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TravelPod Community Manager