By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

vital statistics

The US government has earmarked $36 million to build a new embassy in Baghdad at the end of the war. In addition, it has also set aside $26 million to lease temporary space for senior military and diplomats.

The ongoing war in Iraq will cost British taxpayers £4 billion every month. This includes £900 million on munitions and £1.1 billion on personnel and support.

Returning Iraq's electricity provision to pre-Kuwaiti invasion standards will cost the occupying countries $20 billion, according to the American Institute of Arts and Sciences.Doing the same for oil supply will cost $5 billion.

Following his appointment as architect of the World Trade Center site, Daniel Libeskind has triggered a rush on his trademark elk-skin cowboy boots. Montana-based Carter's Cobbler Shop has been selling more than 60 pairs a week, at $200 a time.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters