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Dubai's 'cruise-ship modern': some snapshots

June 25, 2009 |  3:05 pm

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If there is a single style marking new architecture in Dubai, as I wrote in this piece last weekend, it is a kind of cruise-ship modern -- overpolished, heavy on the mirrored glass and seemingly just unwrapped from a 1980s time capsule.

A few snapshots of the style follow after the jump.


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The shot at the top of the post and the one at the bottom are from the unapologetically over-the-top Burj Al Arab hotel. The two in the middle show typical office towers along Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai's high-rise, Manhattan-like spine.

-- Christopher Hawthorne

Credit: Christopher Hawthorne / Los Angeles Times

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