With interests in both real estate and vodka, maybe it’s the Donald’s attitude on altitude that does it again, as Dubai trumps Shanghai. One of the first “big” events of this new decade was the opening yesterday of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building in Dubai.
The image above speaks for itself. The real estate and spirits industry both shared a similar trajectory in the last decade as the fever to build ever-taller vodka bottles was matched only by the race to build ever-taller buildings.
But it makes sense really. The need to stand out on the bar is not any different from the need to stand out on the horizon. The comparison was obvious when seeing the article in The New York Times today.
The building chart is from the New York Times with information provided by Emporis; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat