World’s tallest building has a Greek stamp

1212A Greek is concealed behind the world’s tallest building, inaugurated recently in Dubai. George Efstathiou from Chicago not only played a role in this huge project, but was the man who led a team of resourceful architects and engineers.
Managing partner of SOM and the main project manager George Efstathiou says the building symbolizes the emirate’s perseverance. “I think the timing is perfect,” said the project’s lead architect. “It represents optimism that Dubai is not dead. I’ve been reading that in the papers and on the Internet for a while now. I think it’s [the building] going to revive Dubai as still being the centre of the Middle East.”