Thursday, December 27, 2007

World's Biggest Building Coming to Moscow

One of the world's most ambitious building projects, Crystal Island will cost $4 billion and it is scheduled to be built within next 5 years in Moscow. It will be enclosed within a vast mega structure covering a total floor area of 2.5million square metres -- floor area alone will be four times the size of Pentagon in Washington DC.

Pipe dream?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pipe dream? If the pipe most concerned continues to flow oil at the rate of almost $100 a barrel, I could see it happening. But the question is ...why?

It would cost more than $4 billion and take longer than 5 years is my first guess. And who would be able to afford to live there? Oilagarchs and similarly wealthy, connected Russians? How very Ballardian, a kind of rich person's "Billenium," or hermetically-controlled "Concrete Island," not crystal. This is a classist sort of development.

Question: how many Chechnyans piloting how many Aeroflot passenger jets would it take to bring it down as a retaliatory political action? Just wondering...