Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Mohawk Indian ironworkers and the construction of the tallest building in the world :: NPR
A blast from the past from the "Present at the Creation" series at National Public Radio.

Nothing much has changed. Today, the tallest building in the world employs vast numbers of construction workers from India and other countries in the subcontinent.

I'm stumbled upon this checking a conjecture - which is that massive construction projects have a long history of labor disputes. I'm still checking and will report back whether or not that dog barks.

Meanwhile, I and my fellow Dubaians (and Sharjans) are present at the creation of world marvels of construction.

In related news, a underwater hotel dream goes bellyup as expected:

We are absolutely no longer considering the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East as a possible location for anything. Our business experiences there were truly terrible.
Oddly, I don't see that news mentioned at Google (Dubai underwater hotel - Google News). Instead there are lots of stories mentioning underwater hotel plans in Dubai, and even one about the global race to build the first underwater hotel.

Interested in a job that involves heights and pays well for changing lightbulbs? Check out this guy's job.

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Thanks to samuraisam for co-authorship of this report including the pointers to seabee's discovery of the Poseidon Resorts statement and the lightbulbchanger salary report.



Blogger sheikha cheryl said...

Well that's just another example of the UAE not being able to control its propaganda outside of the country. It's amazing the Poseidon quote is right on their website. Ouch that stings!

3:48 PM  
Blogger Magal Engineering said...

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2:18 PM  

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