Megastructure

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Megastructure

A type of structure, popular during 1964 to 1976, in which individual buildings become merely components or lose their individuality altogether. Vast new structures were proposed to replace existing cities. Their overall purpose is to provide a total environment for work and leisure.
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Supertall structures stand as"place makers" in the planning process, since they create neighbourhood landmarks to draw companies, residents, tourists and foreign direct investment.
Other projects in the Middle East include commercial buildings, a number of high rises and supertall structures especially in Dubai, including the Pentominium Tower which is scheduled to become the second tallest building in Dubai after the Burj Khalifa, and bridges, industrial structures, power plants, as well as elaborated roof structures including for the iconic Salalah Amphitheatre in Oman and the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
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