Biggest Infrastructure News of the Decade - Part Two

The Infrastructurist finishes its list of the top infrastructure stories from the past decade.
December 30, 2009, 6am PST | Nate Berg
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Dubai and Hurricane Katrina are included in this second installment of the top infrastructure stories of the past decade.

"Can a city that barely existed half a century ago build some of the world's most incredible infrastructure and then nearly go bankrupt, all in a single decade? Dubai proved it: The answer is a resounding "yes." From the marvel of the world's tallest building to the architectural achievement of the Burj Al Arab to the dazzling metro, Dubai threw billions of dollars - and thousands of hours of near-slave labor - into creating a modern oasis of infrastructure. And then watched as the financial crisis sent its tourism and shipping revenues, and property values, spiraling downward."

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Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 in The Infrastructurist
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