Thursday, December 6, 2007

Heard of the WORLD???


For those of you who haven't heard of The World, it's an enormous project going on in Dubai. Where they will construct islands, that as a whole will resemble the different parts of our planet.

The World is a man-made archipelago of 300 islands in the shape of a world map currently being built off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The World is one of a series of artificial island projects in Dubai, along with the Palm Islands, and like the other islands The World is being built primarily using sand dredged from the sea. The World is the brainchild of ruler of Dubai.

Each island ranges from 23,000 m² to 84,000 m² (250,000–900,000 square feet or 5.7–21 acres) in size, with 50–100 m of water between each island. The development will cover an area of 9 km in length and 6 km in width, surrounded by an oval breakwater. The only means of transport between the islands will be by boat and helicopter. Prices for the islands will range from $15-45 million USD. The average price for an island will be around $25 million USD. Dredging started in 2004 and as of March of 2007 The World is around 90% complete.

It is owned and is being constructed by Nakheel Corp

Similar to the recently completely 'The Palms', The World Island Project involves the design of over 300 reclaimed islands just off the coast of Dubai in the shape of the globe that, when completed, will be visible from space

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There have been news or rumours of David beckham (1.2 million bungalow), rod steward, micheal schumacer ....etc buying the island, but how true is it??


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other major megastruture:

the palm islands