Good question - How did they build the Palm Islands in Dubai?

by | Mar 26, 2009 02:00 PM ET

Palm Island in Dubai is a giant man-made island:

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But how did they build it? The whole thing is constructed from stone and sand. But engineers had to solve a whole slew of problems in order to get the job done. Here are the details of the island's construction:

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