Right, so we're all pretty pissed off about $3.50 a gallon gas, right? Well, that's partly the fault of an aging refinery system here in the U.S., but $60+/barrel oil doesn't help matters. (Thanks for voting a Texas oil man into office you other 50%....)
Clearly Big Oil is benefiting, and we must assume that the Oil Barrons of the Middle East are rolling is more cash than they know what to do with.
Ok, so maybe they do know what to do with it.
How about the biggest/tallest tower building ever constructed? The tallest freestanding structure on the planet? Rumored to be approximately half a mile! tall when construction is completed. (They keep bumping up the height, in competition with another tower - see below.)
I give you the Burj Dubai.http://www.burjdubai.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Dubai
And just so you don't think this is a coincidence, about 50 miles away, they're throwing another ocean full of money at a building that is in competition for title of the tallest:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Burj
Maybe someday we'll all feel comfortable about travelling there again, and I'll actually see these monsters for myself.