Archinect - News 2017-09-21T03:07:16-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/89786292/the-monuments-to-qatar-s-phenomenal-growth The monuments to Qatar's phenomenal growth Nam Henderson 2013-12-27T14:24:00-05:00 >2013-12-27T14:42:55-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k9/k9rezg2cyz8r2zjz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k9/k9rezg2cyz8r2zjz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k9/k9rezg2cyz8r2zjz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k9/k9rezg2cyz8r2zjz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>"are the skyscrapers that tower over the Corniche, Doha's Waterside Drive, and it's an amazing skyline...There's a building that looks like a great blue cylinder whose top...It looks like Darth Vader helmet at the top of it...a building that looks like a big pickle with a toothpick stuck out of the top and another that's kind of like a vase on a potter's wheel...it looks as if it was a huge architectural competition and everybody won and everybody got to design a building." - Robert Siegel</p></em><br /><br /><p> In a piece about <a href="http://www.qnfsp.gov.qa/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Qatar's National Food Security Program</a>, Robert Siegel examines the challenges and opportunities of food and water security in the Gulf nation. While visiting Doha to speak with&nbsp;Fatah al-Attiya, director of the program, Mr. Siegel reflects on the wealth/success/growth for which Qatar and the other Gulf states have become synonymous in recent decade.</p>