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    In Dubai, the Museum of the Future Conveys a Message

    Words of hope, in Arabic calligraphy, were incised into the building’s facade and matched precisely in its interior walls.

    Along Dubai’s 14-lane Sheikh Zayed Road, amid the cascading skyscrapers, the elevated subway and U.S. fast food chains, a nine-floor elliptical curiosity has slowly taken shape over the last several years.

    The Museum of the Future, the $136 million government-sponsored museum that opened last month, gives visitors a peek into tomorrow. But the project also is an example of how buildings may be designed and assembled for decades to come: a blend of human skill and digital power.

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