I am the heart of the city and its people; the marker that defines Emaar’s ambition and Dubai’s shining dream.

 

-Exerpt from the Burj Khalifa buildings foundation poem.

Ersatz

Ersatz

is a situation found in chess and other games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because they must make a move when they would prefer to pass and not move. The fact that the player is compelled to move means that their position will become significantly weaker.