Is Dubai a folly architects should steer clear of?

Dubai’s brave new high rise world: folly or vision for the future?

As Dubai tries to shake off its gas-guzzling image, Richard Hywel Evans argues the city lacks heart, while Nic Jacobs applauds its grand vision

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