those *** are wasting the money on nothing!! they think they can be a wow thing or people will consider them as the top elegant.
look look this is the palm island
i think will be constraucted by owen william,
Owen Williams has been commissioned by Sir Frederick Snow & Partners to do the feasibility and preliminary design of 7 bridges (varying in span from 40m to 140m) which are to be constructed over the world’s two largest man-made islands just off the coast of the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The two palm shaped islands are expected to contribute to the city’s position as a tourist destination and will include 120 kilometres of sandy beaches, 2000 villas, 40 hotels and the Middle East’s first Marine Park. Due to its immense scale and unique shape the islands will be visible from space!
The project is involving both the Sheffield and Birmingham office with completion expected in July 2003.
The two longest bridges are to be three span cable stayed structures built by balanced cantilever methods. The other bridges are a mixture of precast concrete and steel composite types. A number of services are to be carried; including 4 x 1.2m diameter cooled water mains on most of the bridges.
Construction of the Islands started in 2001, with both islands taking two years to be completely raised from the sea and a further 2/3 years required to complete the infrastructure and buildings. The islands will be accessible by 300 metre bridges from the mainland or boat to two marinas, while the main causeway will have a monorail system.
they are crazy !! why so many islands, isnt' one enough?