Let's get some good news for a change, eh? Check out the Top Ten Green Skyscrapers.
Nice to see that three of the top 10 are in the Muslim world.
I just wish the eco-awareness would trickle down to the Muslim street. You listening Cairo ("the average resident of Cairo ingests more than 20 times the acceptable level of air pollution a day, the same as a pack of cigarettes"), Karachi ("the most air polluted city in the world"), and Jakarta (just see the pictures)?!
BTW, I wonder how eco-friendly the new tower currently under construction in Lahore (right across the street from my parent's home) will be?
On second thought, who cares - its doing wonders to the real estate value of the neighborhood!!
And since we're on the subject of skyscrapers, here are the pics of the two towers in Riyadh that I've been promising for quite some time:
I know, I know, after all these years these are some pretty crappy pics. In my defense, its not easy being a bearded brown-skinner walking around with a camera trying to take pictures of famous landmarks! We actually got serious police attention one time when I was simply showing a friend how to use my digital camera while parked in front of the Marriott where he was staying. They basically detained us for over an hour, asking all sorts of questions...
So appreciate these pics and the sacrifices I go through for you, my loyal reader. :-)