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January 4, 2010

Double-Take

Burj Dubai.jpg

Checking out the pictures from the opening today, it looks like … Dubai just rebuilt the World Trade Center.  

(photo: Kamran Jebreili/AP. caption: An Emirati man watches the city view on the screen at the observation deck of the tower, At the Top, of Burj Dubai on Level 124 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. Dubai is set to open the world’s tallest building amid tight security on Monday, celebrating the tower as a bold feat on the world stage despite the city state’s shaky financial footing.)

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