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1.      Gehry added that he is trying to encourage Dubai authorities to look for original themes such as the ones he saw when he visited Abu Dhabi few months ago.“One would hope there would be more support from within these places for architecture that responds to the place and culture,” he said.

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?