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Mideast construction boom is about more than dollars

The defining image of Asia over the last few decades has been construction cranes towering over the horizon of tall boxy buildings, dusty air from roaring industrial machinery, and the ever-present presence of cars and motorbikes. It was noisy.

From Shanghai to Mumbai to Dubai, the construction of real estate and infrastructure projects has fundamentally changed life, society and even geopolitics on the vast continent of Asia and beyond.

Read this article and think about where you are now. You could be in a dazzling skyscraper somewhere in Asia where the world’s tallest buildings stand, in an office in London or New York, in a cafe in Riyadh or Karachi. Wherever you are, the construction industry has shaped your experience and your life.

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