A new airport complex is taking shape in Abu Dhabi, where roughly 12,000 construction workers are on-site daily to finish the massive structure, whose floor area is larger than that of the Pentagon. According to UAE paper The National, it will take 84,000 tons of steel to build the structure's dramatic arches, designed by New York-based KPF.

Meanwhile, two other new mega-airport terminals-one in Dubai and one in Doha—are rising nearby, raising questions about whether there's enough demand to fill the space. [The National; DesignBoom]


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It's good they were able to find decent slaves; hard to do these days.