Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Amazing artificial Islands

The Pearl Island
The Pearl, also referred to as "Pearl of The Gulf" and described as the Riviera Arabia, is a US$ 2.5 billion (QR 9.1 billion) man-made island being built off the coast of the West Bay Lagoon area in Doha, Qatar. The 988 acre (4 million square meter) island is shaped like a string of pearls and diamonds and will be linked to the mainland by an 4-lane, palm-tree lined super highway. The islands will provide over 40 kilometers (24.9 miles) of new coastline and will be located 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) from Doha's international airport.

The palm Islands.
Three artificial islands in the shape of palm trees will shelter nearly 500 apartments, 2 000 villas, 25 hotels and 200 shops of luxury. Palm Jumeirah, the most advanced, will be completed as of the end of 2005. Hundred twenty-five kilometers of coast additional will be thus created.

The World Islands
are a collection of man-made islands shaped into the continents of the world, located off the coast of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It will consist of 300 small private artificial islands divided into four categories - private homes, estate homes, dream resorts, and community islands. Each island will range from 250 to 900 thousand square feet in size, with 50 to 100 metres of water between each island.

Tulip Island in North sea
An artist's impression shows the Tulip Island in The Netherlands.Dubai has built Palm Island. Now the world learders in land reclamation are considering an island in the shape of a Tulip to fight overcrowding and shield the costline from the rising sea.

Federation Island Russia

If this design would end up as a success, by the year 2030 we might have similar islands all over the world representing each country. The size of the island would be connected to the national product of a country, its wealth, leaving Africa with tiny islands littering its seas and lakes.

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