I think it may be a boy thing, but I confess a large part of my childhood was spent digging holes, interspersed with a bit of tunneling, and occasionally shoring up a mountain – usually to dig through. Someone with a lot more resources that I as a five year old, or even as a 45 year old, clearly still likes a bit of tunneling, hole and mountain building on a weekend.
Witness, in all its considerably glory, the Palm Mall hole on the 30th March of this year….
Witness it as of last night (23rd October).
For the first time a small section now pokes its small head out from above ground level. I am sure someone, somewhere in Nakheel did a small dance at this point. I know, for a reason I cannot understand, I wanted to.
Update – 7th November 2015
14th Nov update
And is this the spot of the new Palm Tower?
28th Nov update
10th December update
23rd December update
28th December update
9th Jan 2016 update
This theoretically is what it will end up looking like – although as we all know, never, ever believe a 3D rendering.