Thrusting ?

"Their [i.e. in Houston and Dubai] thrusting towers and sprawling infrastructure embody the three-dimensional geographies of oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico and the Middle East from which their wealth and power derives."

What does "thrusting" mean in this context?

2 Answers

Relevance
  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago
    Favorite Answer

    Tall - sticking up on the skyline, much like the derricks of oil fields do. It is a bit of a fanciful usage as it implies violence, from which we must conclude the writer thinks this is a bad thing.

  • JOHN
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    “Houston’s and Dubai’s sky piercing towers and sprawling infrastructure are emblematic of the three-dimensional geographies of oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico and the Middle East, from whence derives their wealth and power”.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.