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Old 12-21-2013, 12:07 PM
 
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For anyone who lives in Korea: How realistic do you think the odds that this $275 billion city will actually be built? What's up with this design anyway?
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I believe the "head/top/gl@ns call it whatever you like was added with photoshop
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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^ Yeah I was thinking it looked rather phallic lol.
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:28 PM
 
Location: SGV, CA
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It's already in trouble.

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Old 12-22-2013, 11:32 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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I like that the wang is lying down rather than standing up. It's a really amazing architectural innovation.
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:17 PM
 
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It's already in trouble.
The concept of a $290 billion project is just shocking to me. The list below is old, but at the time their was only one construction project in the world worth more than $10 billion, and it was a four decade project funded by the Chinese government.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. scrapped plans to build a $30 billion "EuroVegas" resort in Spain. The project that was to include 12 hotels, six casinos, a convention centre, golf courses, theatres, shopping malls, bars and restaurants.



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South-to-North Water Transfer Project, China
Whos building it: the Chinese government
Budget: $62 billion (445 billion yuan)
Estimated completion date: 2050

CityCenter, Las Vegas, Nevada
Whos building it: MGM Mirage
Budget: $8.4 billion
Estimated completion date: 2009

Panama Canal Expansion
Whos building it: the Panamanian government
Budget: $5.2 billion
Estimated completion date: 2014

Crystal Island, Moscow
Whos building it: Shalva Chigirinsky, oil and real estate mogul
Budget: $4 billion (98 billion rubles)
Estimated completion date: 2014

Terminal 3, Beijing Capital International Airport
Whos building it: the Chinese government
Budget: $3.65 billion (27 billion yuan)
Estimated completion date: Feb. 29, 2008
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