"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?
- Anonymous4 weeks agoFavorite 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.
- JOHNLv 74 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”.