What may well be seen as the world's most decadent symbol of the oil age opens today
Speculation is that it will be a ghost tower in the sky. A monument to excess, it personifies the heights, or depths, the wealthy elite will go to. Built on the backs of laborers making $5 a day, the total cost is thought to be somewhere around $1.5 billion.
In perspective, the cost is less than it would have taken to legally demolish the asbestos laden twin towers of the WTC, a fraction of the cost of the US war machine each year and half of the free military aid given to Israel annually. Looking at it that way it's a bargain but it's still a worthless piece of greed destined to fail.