Monday, August 15, 2011


The guv'nor of Phnom Penh is making dramatic claims that his city will be the host of the world's 3rd tallest building in the not too distant future. I'll believe it when I see it. A third bridge across to the wedding-party island of Koh Pich was opened today and in his speech, he mentioned a 2012 start for the building of Koh Pich Tower which he said would be 555 metres in height, but with only 50 stories. It would be the world's third highest behind one in Japan (634m) and China (600m). Dramatic claims of this nature are not uncommon so I won't hold my breath. The suggested cost is $200 million, though that's very cheap when you find out that the Japanese one cost $850 million. The guv'nor also backtracked immediately when he said that if they couldn't build 555 metres, then it would be 456 metres high. It ain't gonna happen.



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