When the funds were flowing freely, Dubai appeared to be a future mecca of innovative and extravagant architecture. But now that the well has gone dry, we're left with the concept designs of the buildings we'll never see.
Sadly, this means no Death Star gracing the Dubai waterfront. Sphere-loving Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas will have to turn elsewhere to construct his weapon-shaped buildings. The proposed Anara Tower, with its giant, non-functional turbine, has also fallen to the architectural chopping block.