Dubai Advertising Above East Houston

Posted on: December 14th, 2010 at 6:28 am by

Dubai is injecting some unneeded advertising dollars into the Lower East Side.  Draped across the ad space where the Shastone Monuments ghost signage once lived, a new billboard banner serves as another stark reminder of the direction in which the neighborhood is headed.  Dubai, with a capital D.

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Gold rush attitudes abound in this ego-driven campaign depicting an urban fashionista staring longly at the glass phallus of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world (2,717 feet).  And located in the center of the Lower East Side, this slogan claims that downtown Dubai  is “the center of now.”

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The banner is itself aptly positioned just below one of the tallest buildings in the neighborhood, The Ludlow, and is visible if heading westbound on East Houston.

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