As the dollar wilts and many Americans struggle just to make their inflated mortgage payments, the folks in Dubai are paving their streets with gold and platinum-plating every new building in the country; OK, they're probably not doing that but they obviously aren't hurting for cash as they announce the latest of many grandiose construction projects for the upstart Arabian emirate:
Costing a whopping $281 million, the new fountains will shoot water 450 feet into the air and pump 22,000 gallons of water through it at any given time. 6,600 lights and 50 projectors will shoot video and images onto the spray as its in the air, making it a remarkable sight, especially seeing that it'll be installed in the middle of the desert. It should be complete sometime next year, if you're a fountain enthusiast and want to go check it out.Some of you might remember the innovative dynamic architecture project from a few weeks back. I haven't ever had plans to visit Dubai City but if they follow through on all of their proposed architectural plans I just may have to drop in someday on the fastest growing city in the world. How cool would that be?