Friday, 25 January 2013

World's Tallest Building Burj Khalifa (Dubai) Handles Sewage Manually

World's Tallest Building Burj Khalifa (Dubai) Handles Sewage Manually 

Here's a gross fact you probably never though you would hear in your lifetime. The Burj Khalifa manually hauls out human waste by truck as the City of Dubai has yet to install the required infrastructure to handle the sewage from the building automatically. I read the piece today, on Salon, and it's as gross as hell, you think you are in one of the world's most modern buildings, when in fact they are not connected to a city infrastructure to remove waste water in an efficient manner.

Here is the intro to the piece

There are lots of noteworthy facts about Dubai’s Burj Khalifa: it’s the tallest building in the world and the tallest free-standing structure in the world, and it contains an elevator that travels the longest distance in the world, to name a few. But despite all these impressive accomplishments, the Burj Khalifa has a major problem.
A poop problem.
In an interview with “Fresh Air’s” Terry Gross last month, author Kate Ascher discussed her recently published book on the skyscraper (via Boing Boing):
TERRY GROSS: Right. So you know, you write that in Dubai they don’t have, like, a sewage infrastructure to support high-rises like this one. So what do they do with the sewage?

Read more at Salon

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