Archives for April 2007

Interested in a City-Fringe Investment?

Late last week, I was given advance notice of a soon-to-be-finalised tenancy, on a 4-year lease — for a brand-new commercial building.

You’re looking at $644,000 as an asking price. However, I’m sure we can do a bit better than that.

So, if you think this would fit within your portfolio … “let me know”:mailto:[email protected], and I can then provide you with some more details.

Mind Bender # 5 : Solution

Feedback on the Office of the Future

When I made mention of the revolving building planned for Dubai, a couple of people came back to me with some fascinating material.

If you’re interested you can “take a look”:http://commercialpropertymadeeasy.com/assets/2007/4/24/DubaiProjects.pps at what’s really going on over there.

Your Office of the Future

Imagine a building that makes oxygen … distils water … produces energy … and changes with the seasons. It’s all possible with the technology we now possess. Yet, in some cases, going “Green” it is simply too cost prohibitive.

However, in Dubai, they now have plans for a completely-revolving, 30-storey Tower — designed by Glen Hawells. And you’ll find that stored solar energy will power the revolving motion.
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Mind Bender # 5 : Roman Discovery

Around the middle of last century, some archaeologists stumbled across this relic inside the Great Wall that surrounds central Rome.

Try as they might, they were unable to decipher what was written on it – until now.

With modern-day thinking, your challenge is to decide what this relic was used for.

For those with a good knowledge of languages, and the ability to collate and analyse new information quickly … this should take you about 10 seconds.

Otherwise, it could take you up to 10 hours to come up with the solution.

Good luck.