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Cambodia Joins Skyscraper Race to the Top

Cambodia has announced that it will build a new skyscraper that will be the tallest in Asia at 1,820 feet. Fast Company asks, why, in the face of grueling poverty, would they do such a thing?

Economic development is the obvious culprit, according to Jenara Nerenberg.

Jenara talks with Architecture for Humanity founder Cameron Sinclair, who says, "It is worrying to see Cambodia take a Dubai approach to plant a foot on the world map."

But Nerenberg asks, "Wouldn't the $200 million dollars be better spent elsewhere?"

Full Story: Cambodia Spurs Development With Tallest Building in Asia

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