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Dubious Dubai May Have To Demolish See-Through Office Buildings

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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Image Credit Wikipedia "See-Through" is a real estate development term that originated in Houston in the 80s, when they overbuilt glass skyscrapers that were empty and you could see right through them. Eventually the new buildings filled up as people moved out of the older ones, which were then often demolished; in Dubai, there is no old stuff, just new. Consultant Jones Lang LaSalle has a radical proposal, quoted in the Telegraph : "The best prospect for reducing vacancies lies with initiatives to limit future supply and encourage the withdrawal of existing buildings from stock through conversion to non-office buildings or even demolition." ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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