Grollo’s Amazing Melbourne Tower was lambasted by the soft left as phallic. Perhaps it was. Perhaps it’s because I’m a boy, but I just lerve things that are so big it makes me go ‘Wow!’. (Unless they’re unusually ugly, which they usually aren’t).
And we seem to get towards finishing the greatest monuments – they capture that strange complacent but frenzied world of the financial bubble – just as the next cataclysm hits.
So it is with the extraordinary tower that is nearing completion in Dubai. And now check out this floating successor to the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth in the 1930s. Click on the picture for a better look.