World-wide quality of living survey (April, 2007)
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Top 20 cities by Mercer Human Resource Consulting
Carrie Bradshaw's apartment This is the entrance to Carrie Bradshaw's apartment in the TV series/movie 'Sex and the city' starring Sarah Jessica Parker: Perry Street, West Village, New York City. Dubai Sports City Dubai Sports City in Dubailand is the world's first "Sports City" which will site venues, sporting academies and other sports facilities. The entire project will be completed in 2010. King Abdullah Economic City The King Abdullah Economic City is a project in the desert of Saudi Arabia. The new city is currently the largest "project under construction" in the world and will be completed in 2020. Masdar City The Masdar Initiative is a project which goal is a carbon neutral and zero waste community. It is located near Abu Dhabi and will cover 6 square kilometres. The project was developed and designed by the British architectural firm Foster + Partners. City Hall "The Onion" London's City Hall aka "The Onion" or "Darth Vader's helmet" is the place where the Mayor of London has his/her office. It was designed by Norman Foster + Partners who also built "The Gherkin" http://www.glotter.com/entry-1468 The modern building opened in July 2002. The Burning Man Project An annual event for one week in August that takes place at the "temporary" Black Rock City, Nevada. The project first was held in 1986 on Baker Beach in San Francisco and moved to the Black Rock Desert in 1990. The main ritual of the event is the burning of a wooden sculpture. Explanation from the official website... "Trying to explain what Burning Man is to someone who has never been to the event is a bit like trying to explain what a particular color looks like to someone who is blind." In 2007 nearly 48,000 people participated in the project. Liberty Memorial Liberty Memorial with "The National World War I Museum" in Kansas City, Missouri. Chichen Itza Chichen Itza is a historic Maya city in Mexico. It is an UNESCO World Heritage and was named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Topeka - The city of Google The City of Topeka is currently completing Google's request for information regarding the possibility of becoming a Google fiber optic trial community. Deadline for submission of local government information is March 26, 2010. The City of Topeka welcomes the opportunity to participate in this unique technological experiment, if selected as Google trial community, to benefit our citizens in providing all opportunities to access Internet Technologies. My 36 Hours in Kansas City This map will tell you all the fun,excitment, and entertainment if you visted Kansas City. It will give you some tips on food and fun. World-wide quality of living survey (April, 2007) Top 20 cities by Mercer Human Resource Consulting Danang travel, Danang tours, Danang city tour - Impress Travel Danang travel tours While most tourists neglect Vietnam’s fourth-largest city in favour of nearby Hue and Hoi An, Danang has considerable charm in its own right. The economic powerhouse of central Vietnam, it combines the buzz of a bigger city with beautiful beaches and great restaurants. A lot of money has recently been poured into tree-lined boulevards, bridges and beachside resorts. Back in the heady days of the American War, Danang was referred to as the ‘Saigon of the North’. This held a note of both praise and condemnation: like its big southern sister, Danang was notable for its booming economy, fine restaurants, busy traffic and glittering shops. 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