UAE, Egypt among 11 countries to launch most innovative buildings in 2018

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Mohammed bin Rashid Library. (Dubai Government Media Office)
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Dubai Frame. (Dubai Government Media Office)
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Istanbul New Airport (Nordic Architecture)
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Grand Egyptian Museum. (Heneghan peng architects)
Updated 17 January 2018
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UAE, Egypt among 11 countries to launch most innovative buildings in 2018

DUBAI: The UAE and Egypt are among a list of 11 countries launching the most innovative buildings in 2018, UK’s the Telegraph reported.
Four structures for the United Arab Emirates, including the recently-opened 150 meter by 93 meter Dubai Frame, and Egypt’s 24,000 square meter Grand Museum made the list.
Other UAE structures featured were the 66,000 squad meter Mohammed bin Rashid Library and Dubai International Financial Center’s 53-story office tower ICD Brookfield Place.
Turkey also made the list with Istanbul’s new airport, which was designed by Nordic Architecture.
The list also featured India’s 117-story World One tower, and Malaysia’s soon-to-be tallest building, the Merdeka PNB 118.


Ex-Hollywood executive Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges

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Ex-Hollywood executive Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges

  • More than 70 women have accused the co-founder of the Miramax studio and The Weinstein Co. of sexual misconduct including rape.
  • The allegations have given rise to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women have publicly accused powerful men in business, government and entertainment.

NEW YORK: Former Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to New York City police on charges of sexual misconduct on Friday, the New York Times reported, citing two unidentified law enforcement officials.
Benjamin Brafman, a lawyer for Weinstein, declined to comment on Thursday’s report.
More than 70 women have accused the co-founder of the Miramax studio and The Weinstein Co. of sexual misconduct including rape, allegations that gave rise to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women have publicly accused powerful men in business, government and entertainment.
Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone.