Sunday, January 11, 2009

When Bigger Isn't Necessarily Better

"Although compared variously to Las Vegas, Manhattan, Orlando, Monaco and Singapore, the sheikhdom is more like their collective summation and mythologization: a hallucinatory pastiche of the big, the bad and the ugly." The Mike Davis take on Dubai.
Dubai: a city which presents itself in part as a Manhattan replicator & competitor. Manhattan: a borough which presents itself as itself.