The Burj Dubai opens!
By christophersaul on Jan 04, 2010
I'm looking forward to the official opening of the Burj Dubai this evening - and have decided to work from home to avoid the expected traffic chaos.
Lots has been said about the Burj but not much about the logistics of living in the surrounding area - apparently access roads are to be closed from 5pm onwards, but there's not been much in the way of warning...
Regardless, it should be a good event. Cue lots of articles from The Times and Johann Hari about wastefulness and extravagance, I expect. What I would really like to read is a clear overview of the financials behind the project. It's apparently already in the black, which is pretty astonishing.
It also looks absolutely stunning, particularly at night. The lighting is incredible. I will try and post some pics tomorrow.
How on earth did I end up living next to all this? Not something I would ever have imagined just over seven years ago, when I left the semi-detached house I was sharing in a London suburb with 4 other people. I need to make sure I count my blessings more often.