This seems to apply to China in so many ways when it comes to construction
of high speed railroads, dams, subway systems, highways among others.
Where more sometimes means more than the rest of the
China has now completed 60 of the world's tallest
buildings measuring 300 meters (384 feet) or higher. China ranks first
ahead of United Arab Emirates (with 26) and the United State (with 19).
Dubai's Burj Khalifa at 828 meters towers over all others, with the
Shanghai Tower a distant second at 632 meters. However, China (including
Hong Kong) has five of the top ten, many of them built by local governments
and state-owned construction firm s.
To what end?
article reflects on the logic, and hubris, of this construction, and
possible problems of maintenance and occupancy associated with the towers.