Dubai isn't the only city to see extravagant architectural projects fall by the wayside. Many of New York's more ambitious concept buildings, including a Frank Gehry-designed museum and this sky-high series of individual townhouses, also failed to materialize this decade.
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.
Sure, you may think that basic human greed and incompetence is behind the global economic collapse, but according to one British journalist, there's a much more sinister reason for our financial ruin: Blame the computers.