Dubai’s World of Islands is Sinking Into the Sea

14 02 2011

http://inhabitat.com/dubais-world-of-islands-is-sinking-into-the-sea/

Dubai’s dubious building boom has spawned a new architecture of unparalleled excess – one needn’t look further than the desert region’s ski slope, refrigerated beach and proposed ice cube lodge to find proof. However as of late the emirate’s blustery building pace has lost its muster, and the latest megaproject to go south is The World, an archipelago of manmade islands modeled after the seven continents that seems to have sprung a leak. We first covered the world-shaped chain of islands several years ago, and now the crumbling series of ill-fated isles is sinking like Atlantis into the sea

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