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The realization of the first palm-island is a massive achievement. A grand moment in the history of architecture. Who could have thought that suburban housing could be monumentalized like this? With a strict symmetrical layout along a linear axis it has something of the French. A sample of Versailles, a sample of the Champs Elysée. The ‘Arc de Triomphe’ and the ‘Grand Arc’ in Paris at the palm find an equivalent in the projected Trump Hotel on the ‘trunk’, and the Atlantis Hotel on the ‘crescent’. The axis is framed by the two buildings and is in the most literal sense being constructed in the form of a monorail. Source www.eikongraphia.com/images/ThePalmJumeirahCo


				
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Description: The realization of the first palm-island is a massive achievement. A grand moment in the history of architecture.