IMPORTING URBAN GIANTS: Re-Imaging Shanghai and Dubai with Skyscrapers

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Kheir Al-Kodmany ; Mir M. Ali ; Tingwei Zhang (2013)
  • Publisher: Aga Khan Documentation Center
  • Journal: Archnet-IJAR (issn: 1938-7806)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.26687/archnet-ijar.v7i2.153
  • Subject: Globalization, architecture, skyscraper, place identity, culture | Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying | NA9000-9428

Shanghai and Dubai have recently marked a new epoch in the history of skyscrapers. Through the examination of these two cities, this paper attempts to identify the key driving  forces for constructing skyscrapers in newly emerging global cities. The findings indicate th... View more
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