Dubai

An online petition opposing a proposed 53-story, mixed-use "Energy Tower" began circulating in March. "Is this what we want to present to the world, that we're the Dubai of Texas?", asked the organizer. However, Midland is not new to tall buildings.
Apr 11, 2013   The Wall Street Journal
The Burj Khalifa has opened in Dubai. Now, locals say, the development of the city's public life must begin.
Jan 7, 2010   The National
Burj Dubai (now renamed as the Burj Khalifa), the world's tallest building, opened today in Dubai. But with the recent credit crunch and economic recession, the extravagant monument to boom times sits mostly empty.
Jan 4, 2010   Los Angeles Times
The Infrastructurist finishes its list of the top infrastructure stories from the past decade.
Dec 30, 2009   The Infrastructurist
The booming desert city of Dubai had ridden high in recent years, but the downturn in the economy has stalled the ambitiously expanding city. Christopher Corbett, an American planner who's worked in the region for years, offers an introduction to Dubai that goes beyond the hype to reveal a vibrant and fascinating city at a very strange time in its history. Exclusive
Dec 3, 2009  By Christopher Corbett
Economist Ed Glaeser explains what went wrong in Dubai World.
Dec 2, 2009   The New York Times
After years of spectacular growth and even more spectacular architecture, the city state of Dubai is facing crushing debts and has requested a 6-month "standstill" on its repayments.
Nov 30, 2009   Huffington Post
Photographer Dustin Aksland spent four days in Dubai taking pictures of the spaces in-between the buildings, where construction workers rule.
Nov 11, 2009   GOOD Magazine
With barely a third of its metro stations in operation, there is some doubt over whether Dubai's metro will be a success.
Oct 16, 2009   The Christian Science Monitor
A TIME reporter attempts to pay a visit to The World, the collection of manmade islands off the coast of Dubai that has gone from dream to disappointment in the economic crisis.
Oct 12, 2009   Time
The World, the artificial islands being constructed off the coast of Dubai in the shape of a global map, has been officially canceled.
Sep 28, 2009   The Times