Saturday, June 13, 2009
You just don't really see buildings like this going up anywhere else these days, do you?
I was driving back from Dubai the other day and was well impressed with progress on the Yas Marina Hotel, which will be the centrepiece of the Formula One circuit when the races come to town in November. At night the entire exterior will change colour, and though you can't really see it, an inverted 'V' at the base of the hotel sits over the track, meaning during the race the cars will pass right under it.
Apparently though this is going to be one of those hotels where you can't just wander in, but need to prove you have a reservation or a room to get onto the premises.