There are a lot of similarities between Dubai and the biblical city of Babel.
Last May, I described the Dubai / Babel connection, and put the call out for a “DuBabel” correspondent.
Now that Dubai is officially home to the tallest building in the world, the Babel analogy is especially creepy.
The Tower of Babel collapsed, after all. In the post 9/11 world, the idea of a collapsing sky-scraper is truly terrifying.
As Dubai celebrates the opening of the Burj Khalifah, the last thing anyone wants to think about is a disaster on the scale of 9/11. Voicing such a possibility is practically taboo.
But, with the Babel analogy already a point of discussion, the question must be aired:
Could the Burj Khalifah actually fall?
Or is the only Dubai collapse we need to worry about financial?
I’m curious to hear what you have to say, so please leave a comment below!