Abu Dhabi’s skyline morphs under city's construction boom

Take an aerial tour of the some of the UAE capital’s under-construction buildings
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Skyscrapers stand on the skyline viewed from the Central Market in Abu Dhabi. The UAE capital is in the throes of a $500bn development plan that will radically change the look of the city. [All images courtesy of Bloomberg News].
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A residential tower is seen under construction beside the Central Market souk building, an Aldar project. The UAE developer was bailed out by Abu Dhabi twice last year as the city moves to press ahead with its development plan. [All images courtesy of Bloomberg News].
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A worker communicates by radio from scaffolding above a Central Market residential tower. [All images courtesy of Bloomberg News].
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A view from a crane looks out over the UAE capital. The Gulf country has $604bn worth of projects planned or underway. [All images courtesy of Bloomberg News].
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A worker looks down from a scaffolding platform on a residential tower construction above the Central Market. [All images courtesy of Bloomberg News].
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The headquarters of Aldar Properties in Abu Dhabi. [All images courtesy of Bloomberg News].
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Skyscrapers stand on the skyline toward the Al Reem island development in Abu Dhabi. [All images courtesy of Bloomberg News].
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The Central Market tower is seen under construction in Abu Dhabi. [All images courtesy of Bloomberg News].
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The headquarters of Aldar Properties in Abu Dhabi. [All images courtesy of Bloomberg News].
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Moorings and residential properties are seen at the Al Bandar marina development in Abu Dhabi. [All images courtesy of Bloomberg News].
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Construction workers are seen beside a canal at the Khor Al Raha beach development. In Abu Dhabi, developments valued at about $30bn have been put on hold, including branches of the Louvre and Guggenheim museums. [All images courtesy of Bloomberg News].
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Abu Dhabi is building homes, offices, malls, hotels and tourist attractions on Saadiyat Island, Yas Island, Al Reem Island, Al Raha Beach (above) and the city center. [All images courtesy of Bloomberg News].
Sun 15 Jan 2012 01:19 PM GST
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