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1.      Gehry went as far as to say: “The worst thing is when you go to places like Dubai.They're on steroids, but they just end up looking like American or European cities with these anonymous skyscrapers - like every cruddy city in the world.”

Dubai skyline: Beautiful or grotesque?

You could be forgiven for viewing the architects of Dubai--the United Arab Emirates' most grandiose city--as frat boys, interested

only in size and feats of competitive excess. Is Dubai's titanic architectural

ambition something to celebrate, itself, or is it an experiment turned grotesque?