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Ziggurat: Dubai Pyramid Will House One Million People

By Chris V. Thangham     Aug 26, 2008 in Environment
Dubai is building another masterpiece structure shaped like a pyramid. The structure called Ziggurat will house nearly one million people and will be self-sustainable with all natural-energy sources.
Like the pyramids of the Mayans and Egyptians, this new structure in Dubai is a giant; it will cover 2.3 square kilometers (0.88 square miles) and will be able to sustain a community of up to one million people.
The “Ziggurat” is named after the temple towers of the ancient Mesopotamian valley, a terraced pyramid structure with successively receding stories. It will be a carbon-neutral structure.
Ziggurat is scheduled to be open for the upcoming Cityscape Dubai event running from Oct. 6 to 9 this year.
The building is also green; it's powered by solar, wind and natural sources and is capable of running completely off the grid, according to Timelinks, a Dubai-based pioneering environmental design company who is in charge of this building.
The building also boasts an efficient public transportation system that will run horizontally and vertically.
According to the International Institute for the Urban Environment, the technologies incorporated into the Ziggurat project will make it a viable metropolis. Timelinks has already patented the design and technology used in this project.
I would guess that the future will look something like Ziggurat when there is limited land on which to develop. With a swelling population, the need for newer space-saving designs is increasing.
Unlike many other nations, Dubai and the United Arab Emirates are preparing for a future that doesn’t rely on fossil fuels.
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