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Move Over Dubai, Here Comes Kazakhstan

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Our brothers over at Curbed NY will need to find a new city to obsess over. Architectural Record declares Dubai so last year. What is usurping Dubai as the next city of insane architectural excess? Why, Astana of course, the capital of central Asian country Kazakhstan and target of Sacha Baron Cohen mocking. In the next few years the city will have not one, but three Norman Foster projects to boast of, including the glass pyramid Palace of Peace and Reconciliation (pictured). [Arch Record]