Monday, December 29, 2008

Illuminated Obelisk Update: Et Tu, Taipei?

Well, it looks like every major city in the world has an illuminated obelisk. Taipei has this wonder:

Here's the original megapost with other international illuminated obelisks. And here's a wiki-link for the new Tower of Babel being constructed in Dubai (where else?). Anyone want to lay odds on whether that too will be illuminated?


  1. I was reading the wiki entry about the Burj Dubai (which currently resembles a linear version of an unfinished deathstar...) and I find it was built with immigrant labor paid slave wages, which reminds me of those old stairways to Sirius in Egypt. Nothing new under the sun?

    Cheers, Michael

  2. Holy crap! It's not the Tower of Babel, it's the Dark Tower! I'd recognize it anywhere!

    "The Dark Tower is the seventh and final book of novelist Stephen King's Dark Tower series, published September 21, 2004 (King's birthday) by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc., and illustrated by Michael Whelan. The subtitle of this novel is REPRODUCTION REVELATION REDEMPTION RESUMPTION."

    "Burj Dubai (Arabic: برج دبي‎ "Dubai Tower") is a supertall skyscraper under construction in the Business Bay district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure ever built, despite being incomplete. Construction began on September 21, 2004 and is expected to be completed and ready for occupation in September 2009."

    Both towers were "released" on the same date. Would you mind if I use this in the Garden?

  3. I guess the main difference is that the Egyptians probably treated their slaves a little better, Michael.

    Be my guest, Ed!- Drop us a link when it's up.

  4. Did anybody say pyramids?

  5. It's done, and thanks.

  6. The Dark Tower Indeed... The Axis Mundi. Link Between 3orlds. And it's the Taipei 101!

  7. I live in Taipei and go to the building often (it has the best book and grocery store here). I think it looks like 8 inverted pyramids stacked up with an obelisk on top. It seems it was designed to ramrod energy into the earth. This city is being built up incredibly fast. New Mrt's will soon have the city interconnected like Hong Kong. The growth here is markedly different from the decay I saw living in "the valley" in LA. Even though everyone here tells me that the economy isn't strong, new growth continues unabated.
    On a side note, Taiwan is littered with rotary club and lions club plaques and statues.

  8. Fascinating! My uncle lived in Taipei for several years, I'll have to ask him about it as well.

    Thank you, Replicie!

  9. It seems we humans are eager to be discovered by aliens in this hectic period of time.
    Although, it would take a few hundred (thousand) years for light to reach sirius (1st closest KNOWN star).

    Unless, we would beam something up that is faster than light? Maybe the obelisk shape beams an invisible energy instantly?

  10. If any building in the world is the tower of Babel,it's this one;

    The EU headquarters in Strasbourg.

    And...According to Forbes, it seems as if Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud is planning to build the world’s tallest building, a mile-high tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.