“The target is to have the event coincide with the opening of the Metro on 09/09/09,” a person close to the matter told Emirates Business.
[SOURCE: Emirates Business 24/7 – Burj Dubai all set for 09/09/09 soft opening]
Business Standard “Global Hyatt Corporation, a US-based premier hotel chain operator, has announced an expansion initiative involving erection of 20 new hotel properties in the next five years.”
[SOURCE: Business Standard – Global Hyatt to add 20 hotels in 5 years]
Regen.net(subscription) reports “Understanding densities at the level of the suburb and the city can promote better quality in housing development and bring shape to urban extensions, Jesse Honey concludes”
[SOURCE: Regen.net(subscription) Densities data set measures]
Gulfnews reports “WS Atkins, a leading British engineering consultancy firm, have laid off 170 professionals, bringing the total number of redundancies in Dubai to well over 3,200.
Around 35 people had also been sacked from WSP and 15 from the Burj Dubai project at Hyder Consulting. Al Shafar General Contracting also shed nearly 1,000 staff members.”
[SOURCE: Gulfnews: Job cuts on the rise in Dubai]
OregonLive.com reports “One of Portland’s most venerable architecture firms is closing its doors, another victim of a stumbling economy.
Sienna Architecture Co., founded in 1951….in October, Sienna downsized its downtown Portland office from 45 to 25 and retained only four of its nine Seattle employees” sadly now it is set to close its doors.
[SOURCE: OregonLive.com – Sienna Architecture will close its doors]