Smart cities are the biggest development stories of the 21st century, but it may take decades before we see the full impact of their achievements.
In this series, we take a look at how they’re reshaping the world, and where they’re taking us.
Start with the most obvious, then explore the rest.
Smart Cities are Changing the World, Here are five big developments taking place right now.
First, we look at the city of Dubai, home to the world’s tallest building and the tallest skyscraper in the world.
Built in 2006, the world-class building has been the subject of numerous studies, which have found that it’s among the most efficient and safe skyscrapers in the Middle East.
But now the world is starting to get used to it.
The city’s main attraction is its towering tower, the World Trade Center.
Dubai has had a busy construction schedule, with construction projects and renovation work on the tower taking place every few months.
The city also has a high-tech district that includes its iconic International Airport, the tallest in the region.
And Dubai has recently been the epicenter of an intense battle between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and neighboring Saudi Arabia over the ownership of the World Bank.
Dubai’s tallest skyscraper, the Dubai Tower, has been one of the most impressive buildings in the U.S. It was the first of its kind and was the tallest structure to go up on the World Domain in the United States.
It took nearly two years to build, and only in 2010 did the tower come down, a stunning display of engineering and a symbol of Dubai’s transformation.
The new tower has made Dubai a global superstar, and is now home to some of the world