Building cities from scratch in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Building cities from scratch in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Building cities from scratch in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

What we build.
April 24 2008 6:54 AM

If You Build It

Two visions of the ideal city rise in the Persian Gulf.

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Witold Rybczynski is an architect, professor, and writer. From 2004–2010, he was Slate’s architecture critic. Visit his website and follow him on Twitter.