Saturday, January 09, 2010

Collapsing New Buildings

Those who are responsible for publicizing the opening of the world's tallest building, the Burj Dubai (nee Khalifa), seem intent on recreating the iconography of a more terrifying event involving tall buildings.

Example 1., the fireworks at the opening ceremony which to all intents and purposes turned the building into a fireball:

And now there are skydivers jumping off the top of the building (example 2.); recreating another image with uncomfortable connotations.

I am not for moment suggesting this is intentional, but it is unfortunate.